Arts

Reading frenzy

Saturday February 11, 2012

Buster Keaton was inches away from sudden death when that house dropped on him. Fortunately for William Joyce and co-director Brandon Oldenburg, animating similar stunts is way less dangerous.  

The endearing madness of David Shrigley

Wednesday February 08, 2012

How exactly do you describe the oeuvre of British artist David Shrigley? Surreal crudity? Crude surrealism? Flat out weird shit?

Nat Baldwin

Sunday February 05, 2012

Having played with Dirty Projectors and Department of Eagles, it's not surprising that Nat Baldwin's solo work is pretty damn teriffic.  

Jo's Mo Show

Friday February 03, 2012

Women get to have skirts and tights and make up and stuff, but men? We get facial hair (chest swells with pride, looks to the horizon, sees an eagle, and sighs). 

The Artist (ticket giveaway)

Thursday February 02, 2012

There is a fallacy in the film industry that assumes every innovation in technology improves the art. Cinema lovers know that this is untrue. 

Hanging On

Tuesday January 31, 2012

The staid elegance of cold river fly fishing makes a serene background to Active Child's latest song "Hanging On". 

Leonard Cohen (album giveaway)

Monday January 30, 2012

The term 'singer, songwriter, poet' has been tied to many a pithy pop star, but Mr Leonard Norman Cohen is the real deal. 

Sydney Story Factory

Thursday January 26, 2012

Reading a great story or cooking up a lazy daydream are two of life's sweetest treats.

Alain de Botton (ticket giveaway)

Monday January 23, 2012

Over the last decade and a half Alain de Botton has carved a niche for himself as the world's pre-eminent evangelist of popular philosophy. 

Wish You Were Here

Friday January 20, 2012

Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival has kicked off and opening the World Drama category (in about an hour) is Australian feature Wish You Were Here.