It’s an iron law of politics that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Yet despite 25 years of the arts being squeezed, it's barely squeaked.
Welcome to Yesterday's Papers, a fortnightly musical playlist themed around topical events. This week... bad romance in the halls of power.
Theatre and arts may be suffering the world over, but an Australian production is still managing to earn accolades on Broadway.
Trevor Kennedy has done more than simply Marie Kondo his storage shed. His large donation to the National Museum of Australia is a great deal.
Monash's reputation as a leading light in theatre and music is in jeopardy as a lack of funding forces job cuts.
The right should be careful about who they invoke: Orwell would have zero compunction about putting one or two COVID denialists up against a wall in certain circumstances.
The all-in brawl is being dubbed the 'arts hunger games'. Paradoxically, the only way to get ahead is to make sure you're on the brink of collapse.
A period that has radically reshaped our world should shape our cultural output for years to come. What will the literary impact be?