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'Petty, vindictive and ill-informed': rotten tomatoes thrown at opera critic's 'hissy fit'

'Petty, vindictive and ill-informed': rotten tomatoes thrown at opera critic's 'hissy fit'

Emily WatkinsAug 17, 2017

Former Age opera reviewer Michael Smith's missive on why he quit has given us a reason to read online comments as the Melbourne arts community bites back.

Prodigal son returns ... carn the All Blacks ... a screwball comedy in the making ...

Prodigal son returns ... carn the All Blacks ... a screwball comedy in the making ...

Emily WatkinsAug 17, 20172 Comments

Daily Mail Australia editor-in-chief Luke McIlveen is moving back to News Corp as executive editor of Fox Sports.

Can an actual artist afford to go to the Melbourne Festival?

Can an actual artist afford to go to the Melbourne Festival?

Ben ElthamAug 1, 20172 Comments

Most artists earn below the minimum wage for their art. So how are they going to be able to afford a $700 Melbourne Festival ticket?

If we find Chris Lilley's blackface racist (and it is), what do we make of Sacha Baron Cohen?

If we find Chris Lilley's blackface racist (and it is), what do we make of Sacha Baron Cohen?

Luke BuckmasterJul 31, 201732 Comments

The offensive Chris Lilley performance nobody talks about -- and why his comedy is graceless.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

CrikeyJun 30, 2017

Revolutionary RuPaul, Amazon's amazing, creepy new product, the gay men fleeing Chechnya, Grenfell and the death of local media and a classic interview with Stanley Kubrick.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

CrikeyJun 2, 2017

How to sleep, the man who organises the personal and political correspondence of Hillary Clinton, the Mexican towns that supply America's heroin, the family of Mark Haines search for the truth, the papers have always been after the ABC and the enduring mystery of Jacob Wetterling abduction.

'Many years from now': Sgt Pepper's is not the album you remember

'Many years from now': Sgt Pepper's is not the album you remember

Charlie LewisJun 2, 20173 Comments

The primary appeal of Sgt Pepper has, from the very beginning, been as much about nostalgia as music.

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

Charlie LewisMay 29, 20173 Comments

How do you explain the far right? We ask John Safran, who has just spent a lot of time lurking on the fringes.

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

One year after OzCo bloodbath, how are arts groups surviving?

Kanika SoodMay 11, 2017

The Australia Council had to turn away more than 100 arts organisations last year, after the federal government slashed OzCo's funding. How have those groups managed to survive the year? Crikey intern Kanika Sood finds out.

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Why the courts overturned convictions in Brett Whiteley forgery case

Angus SmithMay 9, 2017

The Court of Appeal's judgment in this case reads like the script of a great art-crime movie, writes freelance journalist Angus Smith.