The decision to divide Universal’s screen adaptation of Wicked makes it clear the production knows some form of special sauce will be needed to make the blockbuster musical work on the big screen. Continue reading Two Wicked?
Australia’s dwindling print news landscape faces the biggest threat to its existence “since World War II”. Soaring paper costs this year have placed the last newsprint mill and countless Aussie news titles at risk of closure. Continue reading The death rattle of Aussie print news?
Stripped of disguise, arguments against Pennsylvania University student Lia Thomas competing as a professional women’s athlete stem from the idea Ms Thomas is not, in fact, a woman. They are wrong. Continue reading Cold stupidity: the debate over trans athletes strikes again
Image: Backstage.com Over the past month, I’ve had the thrill of seeing both West Side Stories, director Robert Wise’s 1961 version and Steven Spielberg’s recent remake, within days of each other at a cinema. They’re both, on first glance, very different. And so they should be. Seven decades removed you would hope there’d have been enough positive change for this story to be seen anew. … Continue reading Sixty years on, West Side Story still belongs to Anita (not Spielberg)
A federal election is hurtling towards us bringing nothing but destruction in its wake. In the meantime, we’ll be facing off with the same political manoeuvring we’ve always seen from the same hoky political characters. Continue reading No Impact: or how I learned to stop worrying and love the federal election
As Dune adaptations go, Villeneuve’s new effort is far from a disaster. It just isn’t terribly engaging. Continue reading Villeneuve’s Dune: review
Where Australians get their news has become a politically charged question leading to growing concerns about media ownership and influence and an overall lack of transparency. Continue reading Who owns your news? – news media app Headlinr to give audiences bird’s eye view
As a gay guy more comfortable in a theatre than on a footy field, AFL was hardly a guaranteed match. But in just four seasons, the Essendon Bombers have turned me into an insufferable die hard. Continue reading GayFL – how an iconic piece of queer literature helped me find the game
Melbourne hasn’t had a major quake in 55 years so at 36 I’m part of three Australian generations who have almost no cause for comparison to this experience. Continue reading Aftershock: the verbal history of a very small earthquake
Is ABBA about to change the face of modern music? In London next year, the most co-ordinated salvo yet will be fired in the ongoing assault of the hologram artist. Continue reading ABBA and the Holograms