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In the name of cash: U2's Apple virus

In the name of cash: U2's Apple virus

Helen RazerSep 16, 2014

Saint Bono has descended from on high to deliver us the fruits of his labours (without asking). But it was the slightly larger iPhone that got the groupies.

Razer's Class Warfare: Apple a cruel industrialist in Hillsong Jesus clothing

Razer's Class Warfare: Apple a cruel industrialist in Hillsong Jesus clothing

Helen RazerSep 11, 201410 Comments

The emotional incontinence of idiot tech journalists as they fetishise graven images (read: iPhones and Apple Watches) glorifies a god (read: cult leader) that is not as benevolent as it seems.

David Bowie is ... at it again

David Bowie is ... at it again

Peter FarnanAug 14, 2014

The construction of the David Bowie narrative continues with David Bowie is, a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of one of the era’s most influential artists, writes Peter Farnan.

Rewritten by machine on new technology: on the musical edge

Peter FarnanAug 4, 2014

At a recent music conference, composer, performer and teacher Peter Farman found himself entranced by abstract sounds that challenge how we understand, shape and interpret what we hear.

No place for artists in online copyright debate

No place for artists in online copyright debate

John FerrisAug 4, 201410 Comments

John Ferris from Ministry of Sound Australia disagrees with the suggestion that filesharing will stop if content makers "just make stuff available".

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

Art for silvertails? Opera called to account

Ray GillAug 1, 2014

A review of four government-funded opera companies around Australia should revitalise this adventurous and resilient art form and find new ways to engage more artists and audiences.

Jim Keays: a Master before his time

Jim Keays: a Master before his time

Peter FarnanJun 16, 2014

The death of Masters Apprentices frontman Jim Keays signalled the end of an era for fans of early Aussie rock, writes Peter Farnan.

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

Helen RazerMay 27, 201442 Comments

We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.

Skal! The Eurovision drinking game

Skal! The Eurovision drinking game

Cathy AlexanderMay 9, 2014

Fantastisk, Eurovision is finally here! Denmark is hosting this year's comp, which has all the key changes, wind machines and ethnic dress you could wish for. So print out our Crikey Eurovision Drinking Game 2014 and skol.

The Sandpit: Casey Bennetto in song

The Sandpit: Casey Bennetto in song

Casey BennettoMar 28, 20147 Comments

What does it take to be a Modern Man? Singer-songwriter-funny-bugger Casey Bennetto enters the Crikey Sandpit to lay down a tune on the week in politics ...