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Punk, Iggy Pop, and bringing down the House

Punk, Iggy Pop, and bringing down the House

Iggy Pop may be known as the godfather of punk, but he's returned to Sydney at a time where punk is one of the hardest things to be.

Notre Dame and the disruption of our links to a living past

Notre Dame and the disruption of our links to a living past

The immolation of Notre Dame de Paris rips at the threads that link us to our ancestors and to our descendants, regardless of whether we're religious or not.

Arts and the budget: ad-hoc approach reflects Coalition's misunderstanding of the sector

Arts and the budget: ad-hoc approach reflects Coalition's misunderstanding of the sector

Despite a boost, this year's budget highlights the fact that the Morrison government lacks vision for our cultural sector.

What's the point of a political grudge match?

What's the point of a political grudge match?

Roxane Gay's latest tour with conservative Christina Hoff Sommers was pitched as "meeting of the minds". It shouldn't come as a surprise that it ended in a mess.

Bar naan: Brexit shuts the door on migrants and their delicious cuisines

Bar naan: Brexit shuts the door on migrants and their delicious cuisines

We are what we eat — so as more and more restaurants close their doors, what does the increasingly bland state of British cuisine say about underlying attitudes?

Travel Guides and Married at First Sight deliver Nine a comfortable win

Travel Guides and Married at First Sight deliver Nine a comfortable win

Ten and ABC offered weak line ups and were left behind accordingly.

The cardinal and the king

The cardinal and the king

The new Michael Jackson reckoning ought to serve as a lesson against blind faith — and wilful blindness.

How radio stations are dealing with Michael Jackson allegations

How radio stations are dealing with Michael Jackson allegations

Not for the first time, radio stations have to decide what to do with the music of someone at the centre of sexual misconduct allegations.

Endless cult film is no escape from the march of time

Endless cult film is no escape from the march of time

The Clock is as much contemplative object as an artwork, and it's strangely addictive.

A love letter to Invercargill and cities in decline

A love letter to Invercargill and cities in decline

There is a strange pleasure in visiting places like Invercargill, forlorn cities stuck decades in the past. But nothing can stay unchanged forever.