Better Believe It: Steve Cannane on Scientology in Australia
Secretive, star-studded and litigious – the Church of Scientology holds a risky, irresistible allure for a certain kind of investigative journalist.
There’s been some excellent reporting on Scientology in recent years, including documentaries from Alex Gibney (Going Clear) and Louis Theroux (My Scientology Story). Now, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane digs deeper into the local activities of…
HEY Girl: Question Time: Raising Girls
You could argue that there’s never been a better time to be a girl in Australia. Girls are outperforming boys at school, they can now aspire to play AFL football and this year a female student was selected for the first time to compete for Australia at the coding Olympics.
But studies are showing rises in the levels of stress…
The Fifth Estate: Straight Talk with Anthony Albanese
Anthony Albanese has said that his mother raised him in three great faiths: the Catholic Church, the South Sydney Football Club and the Australian Labor Party.
Despite these solid foundations, there was a missing piece to the puzzle of Albanese’s identity. His mother, Maryanne, raised him as a single parent and as the new book, Albanese: Telling It Straight by…
Future Local: Arts Transforming the City
By now, we’re used to hearing people talk about the value of ‘creative’ cities and economies. But what benefits do art and culture really bestow upon cities – and what would our cities be without them?
Issue 6 of Assemble Papers, ‘Future Local’, presented in partnership with MPavilion, focusses on the future of our urban environments. How do we…
Wilder Beasts: The Global Scary and Supernatural
We’ve seen so many werewolves in the last decade that they’re starting to look a little, well, house-trained.
With the recent explosion in popularity of genre fiction, many of the loathsome figures of western mythology and pop culture are losing their scare-factor. Are vampires and zombies still lurking in the shadows of your imagination? Please. You can do so much…
Let the Games Begin: Storytelling Extended
Something surprising has been happening in screenwriting courses around the world. Though they remain popular as ever, very few students are writing traditional screenplays. Instead, they’re writing for web, for interactives – and very often, for video games.
The core elements of storytelling are there in spades; games demand tightly constructed worlds rich with theme, character, plot, dialogue and implication…
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