Performing arts & pop culture
Working with Words: Meg Watson
Crikey associate editor Meg Watson on getting outside the literature bubble, discovering exciting new writing and assembling a panel to discuss '90s-era Leonardo DiCaprio.
Working with Words: Kimberley Thomson
Journalist, editor and publisher Kimberley Thomson on film structure, Greta Gerwig and the heroes of music journalism.
Heat Waves: Something Good is Gonna Happen
Our Heat Waves summer series invites musicians to reflect on song lyrics that are forever lodged in their heads or hearts. In our final piece in the series, Sam George-Allen lingers among laundry and cloudbusting machines with Kate Bush.
Clicks vs Tix
In 2018, what defines a globally successful comedian? A sold-out festival show? An Edinburgh Comedy Award? A Barry Award? Millions of YouTube hits? A chart-topping podcast? A Netflix special?
For this conversation, we’re bringing together panellists from across the comedy business and across the globe. They’ll discuss how the barometer for success in comedy differs across local scenes and cultures…
Most autobiographies unfold in chronological order – starting in childhood and following the author through adolescence into adulthood. But the new book from Matt Lucas is called Little Me: My Story from A to Z. An alphabetically organised memoir would be an unusual move for most writers, but it’s a typical one for Lucas, who has built his comedy…
Former Australian netball captain Liz Ellis has undertaken some pretty serious challenges in her life. She completed a law degree during the height of her career as an elite athlete. She overcame a career-threatening knee injury to lead Australia to World Cup victory.
But her struggle with infertility is among the toughest obstacles she has ever faced. It is also…
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Vale Di Gribble
Family and friends are gathering this morning to mourn the loss of Diana Gribble AM, one of the pre-eminent figures in the local and national publishing industry over recent decades.
Detail of a portrait of Di Gribble sourced from ArtsHub
Many tributes and obituaries have been published in the days since Di passed away of cancer last week at the age of 69. The…
For a long time, literary magazines have been the lifeblood of books, writing and ideas. With Harpers in trouble, the recent hiatus of Heat, and the whole industry in flux, here’s an overview of good reading on the subject.
We begin with a mythbuster. The myth is that a literary magazine or journal is less likely to survive in the marketplace than a…
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