ARIAs to recognise ads for using Australian music
The ARIAs will have a new award encouraging the advertising industry to use Australian music, aiming to help artists diversify revenue after a difficult few years and recognise another creative outlet for music.
- by Jackson Graham
A classical pivot: How lockdown added strings to this violinist’s bow
- by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is spellbinding, but not for kids
With the voices of Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett and Christoph Waltz, this version of Pinocchio is seductive, amusing, dark as pitch and full of metaphor.
- by Paul Byrnes
The Succession and GoT director who’s taken a cleaver to celebrity chefs
Cashed-up patrons pay around $2000 each to dine at an ornate and exclusive restaurant that can only be reached by boat in Mark Mylod’s film The Menu.
- by Garry Maddox
TV & radio
Tim Burton’s Addams Family reboot is a spooky delight
Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams in this 21st-century update of the classic gothic comedy.
- by Kylie Northover
New gig for Leigh Sales, Mother and Son revived, as ABC reveals 2023 line-up
The national broadcaster is banking on the return of a classic sitcom and a much-loved host to help shore up its 2023 slate.
- by Thomas Mitchell
75 million songs to pick from? I crave the age of deprivation
- by Tabitha Carvan
Plenty of love in the room for Sam Fender, Geordie boy made good
- by Angus Thomson
Cancelled! But can we please still enjoy the art?
- by Genevieve Novak
Mariah Carey deserves the Queen of Christmas TM she applied for
- by Shona Hendley
From the Archives, 1997: Michael Hutchence found dead in Sydney hotel
- by Darren Goodsir, Liz Hannan, Peter Wilmouth and Lyall Johnson
Fizz, fun and flappers: What’s not to like about Nice Work?
- by John Shand, Peter McCallum and Joyce Morgan
Wherefore art thou Juliet? Indigenous star leads local rendition of hit Broadway show
- by Osman Faruqi
Art & design
Peter Booth doesn’t like interviews ... two hours later, we’re still chatting
- by Gabriella Coslovich