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Theatre reviewer’s curtain call shows bare stage of criticism

Australia’s best blog devoted to theatre criticism has frozen in time. There are fewer opportunities for thoughtful arts criticism, robbing culture of important conversations.

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Robert Hughes, an obituary

Driven creator, towering stylist, often insufferable, it is impossible to imagine either Australia or modern art without Robert Hughes.

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Arts editor shits on theatre blogging, flame war ensues

The Global Mail opened its coverage of Australian arts on Monday with a curious piece from Stephen Crittenden about theatre blogging. Online writers haven’t stopped talking about it since.

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The problem of being exceptional

Excellence. It might be a goal of our national cultural policy, but do we really know it means?

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Crikey Blogs | BOOKS|

Book people face audience verdict: “Boring”

While Rome fiddles, book people burn. A brief illustrated report on a small but critical event beyond Canberra, by W H Chong.

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Crikey Blogs | ART & DESIGN|

It’s just not critic(al)

As a form, the newspaper theatre review is not without its charm. But it is a problematic form, particularly since it is the priority of that review form to give judgement, writes Andrew Furhmann.

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Marieke Hardy: Bill Henson is a wimp and Australia is to blame

Bill Henson’s controversial photos of naked children whipped the public into a frenzy back in 2008 and sadly the madness has dulled his work, writes Marieke Hardy.

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