Previews, reviews and interviews
Unmarked Tracks: June A monthly Australian music column
by Aaron Curran
“There are no tracks on this part of the Rock. Or if there ever have been tracks, they are long since obliterated.” – Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock.
We Are The Robots A new epoch of Virtual Reality at the Sydney Film Festival 2017
by Lynden Barber
We are now “in a new epoch, like the birth of cinema,“ says Leo Faber, co-founder of Redfern-based Virtual Reality collective BADFAITH.
Hey, I Just Wanted To Say For Real Sappho Books’ Poetry Night
by Aden Rolfe
It’s unclear at what point the performance — of poetry, no less — became the best stand-up I’d ever seen. It wasn’t when the poet in question, Eddie Hopely, pulled track pants and a hooded sweatshirt over his suit while being introduced, but that definitely set the mood. It might’ve been when he read out...
White Out The Centre for Deep Reading takes on Patrick White
by Aden Rolfe
“Almost without exception,” says Nick Keys, “great writing emerges from a reading practice of sustained depth.”
Mere Women Emotion corralled by sternness, strangeness and beauty
by Kate Hennessy
“Aren’t they that Black Wire band?” a friend asks when I mention Mere Women. “Kind of,” I say. “Not anymore.”
Revolutions Shepard Fairey
by Justine Landis-Hanley
Fairey has brought his love of dissonance and music to Sydney in his 16-piece exhibition, aptly titled 'Revolutions'.
Akira Kurosowa’s Stray Dog
Jin Hien Lau examines Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog.
Gordon Donaldson Newtown Street Poet in Action
by Mark Mordue
“You gotta let it flow. You’ve got no time to think. I’m just picking up on the energy.”
War Machine The unwinnable story
by Lauren Carroll Harris
It's hard to make sense of war – its chaos.
Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017
Authors to watch out for.
Theatre of War Focus on Stephen Dupont
Award-winning conflict photographer Stephen Dupont has devised an impressive new theatrical experience entitled Don’t Look Away.
More Desperate Ideas for Aussie TV Drama
by Jack Marx
A lawyer conveniently named Newton. Huh.