Obituary: Melbourne Festival Hall, an incalculable cultural loss for Australia

The unique and historic, cultural importance of Festival Hall should have marked it for preservation decades ago. By allowing this sale to progress, the Victorian State Government, the family Wren and Hillsong have stripped Australian’s of an irreplaceable cultural artefact. Continue reading Obituary: Melbourne Festival Hall, an incalculable cultural loss for Australia

Obituary: Melbourne’s COVID-19 Curfew

The longest peacetime curfew in Australian history ended last night. It shuffled off into the annals of history at 5am amidst a peaceful chorus of relieved sighs by the Victorian Metropolitan Police. Officers attempted to retain an air of dignified mourning but couldn’t help hoping they might finally get a decent night’s sleep because of its demise. Continue reading Obituary: Melbourne’s COVID-19 Curfew

Black is King: The Enduring Mystery of Beyoncé

If you lived on planet earth the week of July 31, chances are, you knew Black is King had landed. The critical response has been unanimous raves. It’s already the most highly rated Disney + program in the platform’s short history. However, given the scale and vision of the project and the exposure it’s received, the cultural response has been notably quiet. Black is King should have very noisily shaken the zeitgeist and it’s worth examining why it hasn’t. Continue reading Black is King: The Enduring Mystery of Beyoncé