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Razer: Anne Edmonds' comedy is truly, madly, deeply Australian – and that's why it works

Razer: Anne Edmonds' comedy is truly, madly, deeply Australian – and that's why it works

For comedy to work, here in this country, it must be truly Australian. It must evoke the minutiae of a time and place, be unashamedly local.

The deplorable media misunderstandings of the Roseanne reboot

The deplorable media misunderstandings of the Roseanne reboot

The political backlash to Roseanne, on screen and off, is playing into the hands of the network and ignoring all that we know about media.

Iannucci's The Death of Stalin is hilarious, but politically naive

Iannucci's The Death of Stalin is hilarious, but politically naive

Iannucci is a master comedy writer, no doubt, but at some point the film lapses into a Marvel comic's view of events in totalitarian Russia.

'Progressives need to have a hard look at themselves': Sally Potter

'Progressives need to have a hard look at themselves': Sally Potter

While its timing may have been purely providential, The Party is the perfect film for the modern political landscape.

Netflix get on the front foot over controversial comedian Chris Lilley

Netflix get on the front foot over controversial comedian Chris Lilley

Controversial comedian Chris Lilley is back, but he probably won't be doing blackface this time. The Queensland Government announced this week that it was supporting a new project from Lilley to be shown on Netflix. The streaming giant says he won't be doing blackface.

'The UN has to be better, and I think it is struggling': Helen Clark

'The UN has to be better, and I think it is struggling': Helen Clark

Two years after losing the race for secretary-general, the former New Zealand prime minister says the UN needs an "injection of sheer political reality".

Why do commercial TV bosses have it in for kids?

Why do commercial TV bosses have it in for kids?

Sure, maybe the commercial broadcasters love children as much as they love profits, but they just don’t want to do anything for the former, to do more for the latter.

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

The party is over at Seven.

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

The story remains the same -- Seven takes an easy win thanks to the Winter Games and My Kitchen Rules.

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

In carbon copy of the last two weeks, the Winter Games guided Seven to a win, past the strong performance of Nine's Married at First Sight.