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Rock’n’roll Christmas: fill up those stockings and support our musos

Rock’n’roll Christmas: fill up those stockings and support our musos

When lockdowns closed down the entertainment industry, our musicians turned Santa’s Little Helpers.

  • by Lo Carmen

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Unlikely tale of couple who kept shocking secret for 16 years
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Unlikely tale of couple who kept shocking secret for 16 years

Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star in a new series based on a true crime that really is stranger than fiction.

  • by Kylie Northover
Is Oasis Britain’s best band since The Beatles?

Is Oasis Britain’s best band since The Beatles?

Reviewers give their thoughts on new releases albums, including Oasis’ Oasis Knebworth 1996. Which records sizzled and which fizzled?

  • by Craig Mathieson, John Shand and Barney Zwartz
Want to lose weight and have sex? Do the housework
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Want to lose weight and have sex? Do the housework

A new study from Singapore finds fit people do their own housework. It turns out there are other added benefits to doing household chores.

  • by Richard Glover
Plenty to savour as Sydney’s arts-filled summer beckons

Plenty to savour as Sydney’s arts-filled summer beckons

Staying home? Grab those new Dine and Discover vouchers and use our critics’ picks of the best entertainment in Sydney this summer.

  • by Harriet Cunningham, John Shand, George Palathingal, Nick Galvin, John McDonald, Garry Maddox and Valerie Lawson
Wonder in unlikely places: decoding the art of Jeffrey Smart

Wonder in unlikely places: decoding the art of Jeffrey Smart

The artist was notorious for his unwillingness to explain. An Italian art crawl offered some clues to a young critic with a head full of half-baked ideas.

  • by John McDonald
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You know him from Moulin Rouge, but now Jacek Koman will play one of theatre’s great tragic heroes

You know him from Moulin Rouge, but now Jacek Koman will play one of theatre’s great tragic heroes

The Australian actor turned The Police’s winsome ’80s hit about a man who falls in love with a prostitute into a guttural explosion of sex appeal.

  • by Louise Rugendyke
Macquarie’s word of the year: Time to strollout the winner

Macquarie’s word of the year: Time to strollout the winner

The new word rollout has been a lot faster than the vaccine strollout, according to the committee that chose the Macquarie Dictionary’s word of 2021.

  • by David Astle
Californian artist Doug Aitken blends natural and digital worlds in Sydney show
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Californian artist Doug Aitken blends natural and digital worlds in Sydney show

The Californian artist brings his video, photography, sculpture, performance, and installations in nature, to Sydney.

  • by John McDonald
‘It’s not just the women who are ready for change’: Kate Jenkins

‘It’s not just the women who are ready for change’: Kate Jenkins

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins says the findings of her review of workplace culture at Parliament House might surprise some.

  • by Jewel Topsfield
Music lovers spoilt for choice with these two near-perfect albums
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Music lovers spoilt for choice with these two near-perfect albums

The latest albums from Taylor Swift, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and Elbow all receive rave reviews.

  • by Barry Divola, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and Cat Woods