The minute you consider enjoyment unethical, you open the risk of craving it for unsound reasons.
What to do when "an extraordinary disappointment" in your review becomes "Extraordinary!" on the side of the theatre.
Australia's best blog devoted to theatre criticism has frozen in time. There are fewer opportunities for thoughtful arts criticism, robbing culture of important conversations.
Driven creator, towering stylist, often insufferable, it is impossible to imagine either Australia or modern art without Robert Hughes.
The Global Mail opened its coverage of Australian arts on Monday with a curious piece from Stephen Crittenden about theatre blogging. Online writers haven't stopped talking about it since.
Excellence. It might be a goal of our national cultural policy, but do we really know what it means?
As a form, the newspaper theatre review is not without its charm. But it is a problematic form, particularly since it is the priority of that review form to give judgement, writes Andrew Furhmann.
Bill Henson's controversial photos of naked children whipped the public into a frenzy back in 2008 and sadly the madness has dulled his work, writes Marieke Hardy.