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How Disney could become the world’s biggest streaming service

How Disney could become the world’s biggest streaming service

Glenn Dyer December 8, 2017 1 Comment

Disney could soon create massive streaming service across sport, branded entertainment plus its huge libraries of film and TV.

How it feels to be caricatured in Richard Flanagan’s new novel

How it feels to be caricatured in Richard Flanagan’s new novel

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 8, 2017 4 Comments

Publisher Sandy Grant was caught a bit off guard when he found himself fictionalised in Flanagan’s new book, First Person.

Razer: on the ethics and possibility of enjoying good art by bad men

Razer: on the ethics and possibility of enjoying good art by bad men

Helen Razer December 7, 2017 13 Comments

The minute you consider enjoyment unethical, you open the risk of craving it for unsound reasons.

Helen Garner reflects on the essential contradiction of being a professional writer

Helen Garner reflects on the essential contradiction of being a professional writer

Crikey December 5, 2017 2 Comments

"Writers don’t tend to hang out together. In fact, they repel each other. How can writers sit in a room together?"

Some galah forgot the author’s name on this new Penguin book cover

Some galah forgot the author’s name on this new Penguin book cover

Emily Watkins November 30, 2017 4 Comments

It's not every day that an innocuous political biography will endeavor to keep its author anonymous, even if it is just by accident.

Farewelling Malcolm Young with hymns, fans and family

Farewelling Malcolm Young with hymns, fans and family

Margot Saville November 29, 2017 7 Comments

The legendary AC/DC guitarist, whose funeral was this week, was remembered as a loyal and loving artist.

Smooth operators: Crikey’s top five all-Aussie political anthems

Smooth operators: Crikey’s top five all-Aussie political anthems

Charlie Lewis November 22, 2017 6 Comments

Our favourite (not necessarily in a good way) political party songs.

Bullish film industry ignores looming threats at Screen Forever

Bullish film industry ignores looming threats at Screen Forever

Ben Eltham November 17, 2017 4 Comments

Things are looking up for the Australian screen industry, writes Ben Eltham. So why is everyone so nervous?

Patrons object to Australia Council’s new Venice Biennale transparency measures

Patrons object to Australia Council’s new Venice Biennale transparency measures

Ben Eltham November 2, 2017 1 Comment

Why are wealthy philanthropists upset about changes to Australia’s presence at the Venice Biennale? Maybe because they can no longer run their own show.

Should the Sydney Theatre Company keep Ian Narev on its board?

Should the Sydney Theatre Company keep Ian Narev on its board?

Ben Eltham November 1, 2017 3 Comments

The Commonwealth Bank’s Ian Narev may not be too popular with regulators or investors, writes Ben Eltham. But Narev retains the confidence of one key group: board members of the Sydney Theatre Company.