Jane Howard

Freelance arts writer


Tasting Australia (and Australia itself) has a ‘great male chef’ problem

April 12, 2018 2

Adelaide's much venerated Tasting Australia will open with a disproportionately small number of women chefs celebrated. Is this a symptom of a biased industry, or is the festival culpable in sustaining the sausage party?

Laugh all you want, Xenophon’s campaign ad is just what the SA election needed

February 21, 2018 10

Nick Xenophon, who perfected the art of the corny political stunt during his time at Parliament House, is playing into the public's desire for spectacle and misfire.

The Rocky Horror allegations seem strangely inconvenient for the arts fluff of The Advertiser

January 12, 2018

Coverage of Craig McLachlan's sexual misconduct allegations (or lack thereof) is highlighting the limits of rigour in Adelaide arts journalism.