July, 2018

Rundle: four perfect minutes of pop music

, Jul 06, 2018

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The '70s produced numerous masterpieces, but perhaps none as singular or confounding as 'Isn't it Time'.

Meaty tales and Labor luminaries as Bob Carr launches bootstraps memoir

, Jul 03, 2018

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Carr's 'hymn to public life' was launched among some of the biggest names in Labor of the last half century.

How K-pop is changing the game for the global music industry

, Jun 28, 2018

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that Korean pop bands have recently made history in the US charts. This is just one part of a methodical global expansion.

Rundle: Mulholland Drive no mere cinematic event

, Jun 15, 2018

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This was a hallowed act of obeisance, cinema vanishing into itself: the Astor, a vast dome of faded theatrical glory was showing a David Lynch classic.

The unclassifiable genius of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks

, Jun 08, 2018

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Van would go on to produce some great music; he never again produced anything like Astral Weeks. But who did?

Sacred Cows: the undeserved cult love for The Big Lebowski

, Jun 06, 2018

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Critics who have come to praise the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski are victims of cult followers' persistence, psycho-semiotic babble and zealotry.

Roundtable: is it time to kill off the audience Q&A?

, Jun 01, 2018

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Crikey put the question to a programmer, a host, a panelist, and a serial angry audience member.

#MeToo insurance? Protection offered for accused Australian musicians

, May 30, 2018

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The ramifications of Me Too are being felt in an extremely un-rock ’n’ roll way — insurance. But what happens when Australia’s defamation laws stand in the way of community safety and ultimately, justice?

Razer: David Graeber cuts through the bullshit

, May 24, 2018

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Next to academic David Graeber, Jordan Peterson is a xerox of Malcolm Gladwell’s rejected TED talk notes on the topic of “Chicks: they’re just like that”

Rundle: Philip Roth wanders in St. Peter’s office …

, May 24, 2018

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The "last American vitalist" pays a visit to the pearly gates to explain what all the obituaries are getting wrong about him.