A taste of Tasmania’s future?

April 23, 2009

Devonport woman Carolynn Jamieson wants to introduce a food festival to her town involving Devon (sausage meat) and port. Ri-ight.

Meanjin: Productivity Commission committing cultural sabotage

April 23, 2009

If you don’t care about the survival of independent publishing in Australia, perhaps the Commission's recommendations won’t bother you. If you do, they should, writes Sophie Cunningham.

Love letter to Vonnegut

April 23, 2009

In writing a biography about her one-time lover, Loree Rackstraw has a high-minded, and parasitic, motivation: she wants to insert herself into Vonnegut's official history.

Craven: happy birthday Mr Shakespeare

April 23, 2009

It's Shakespeare's birthday. This leaves Peter Craven in celebratory mood.

The creativity stimulus they had to have

April 23, 2009

In the United States, government funding of popular culture is back on the table. But decades of neglect means the restoration of real creativity could take years.

Disneynature’s Earth: one tree planted for every bum on the seat

April 23, 2009

Disney’s new subsidiary company Disneynature is pledging to plant one tree per every ticket bought to its first film, Earth, during the first week of screening.

What font are you?

April 22, 2009

Are you a serif? Do you like long walks on the beach? All will become clear.

Comic Sans: the most hated font on Earth

April 22, 2009

Why do we hate Comic Sans so much -- and why do people continue to use it?

Illustrated books for adults, the good and the bad

April 22, 2009

Wyatt Mason on authors who use more than their words to tell a story.

Elaine Showalter on women’s literature

April 22, 2009

It's time to move on to the next stage of assessing women's literature, says writer and academic Elaine Showalter