Culture

Previews, reviews, and interviews
Culture 14/11/2017
Unmarked Tracks: November A monthly Australian music column
by Aaron Curran
“Sydney was a different city then. The mood was one of space and possibility, with plentiful spaces for musicians in the ruins of a past city..."
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Culture
Interview
15/11/17
Songs of Experience A conversation with Adam Curley of Gold Class
by Oliver Mol
Toxic masculinity, the robot future and rock 'n' roll escape acts.
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Culture 16/11/17
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Dystopia within
by Lauren Carroll Harris
Yorgos Lanthimos ('Dogtooth', 'The Lobster') is a surgical filmmaker of great opacity; his film a bright and coldly lit Gothic work in the mode of Stanley Kubrick.
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Review
24/11/17
Brad’s Status The anxiety of middle class parenting: ‘What school is your child going to?’
by Rochelle Siemienowicz
Brad’s Status is a terrible title for a film, and yet it’s perfect in its awkwardness, suggesting the bald updates of Facebook feeds with their shameless bids for ‘likes’.
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Culture 21/11/17
Midnight Oil The Domain, Sydney, Armistice Day 2017
by Adam Gibson
The band were here to bring their clarion voice back to the city like the ghosts of those old Domain Speakers' Corner rabble-rousers that I believe still haunt the nearby Moreton Bay figs.
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Culture
Interview
3/11/2017
Waiting for the Man Louis Theroux and heroin addiction in America
by Mark Mordue
In Huntington, one in ten babies is born with an addiction to heroin. Theroux is a proverbial Virgil guiding us through the American inferno.
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Culture 7/11/2017
I’m Addicted to Antique Porn An old, dirty habit
by Charles Purcell
You stop playing Grand Theft Auto V to look at Louis XIV chairs. “Just look at the legs on those,” you think to yourself. “They just go on and on.”
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Review
3/11/2017
Ecstatic, Hysterical, Profound Pipilotti Rist’s ‘Sip My Ocean’ at the MCA
by Andrew Frost
To say that Sip My Ocean is an ‘experience’ is an understatement – it’s a full on sensory engagement for the eyes and mind, a joyful plunge
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