Romance Done Right: The German Rom-Com Experience

pic-236593-327419Wednesday marked a very exciting day for me. It was the first time I have ever watched a Romantic Comedy at the cinema, in a foreign country, in a foreign language. Read the rest

The Queer Screen Film Fest comes to Canberra!

southwest-of-salem-1There have been gay and lesbian film festivals in Sydney since 1978. Since 1993, however, Sydney’s LGBTIQ film festival has largely coincided with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and has been owned and operated by a community called Queer Screen, whose sole focus is queer film and screen culture. Read the rest

The Future of the School of Music – Andrew Podger’s report and ANU’s response

school-of-music_1Last Tuesday the 4th October, Vice Chancellor Schmidt came to the School of Music to discuss ANU’s response to Andrew Podger’s extensive community consultation into the degree structure and operations of the school.  Joining him was outgoing interim Head of School, Will Christie, and the incoming interim Head of School, Malcolm Gillies, a former student of the school and a former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the ANU. Read the rest

Mike Parr: Foreign Looking. “It’s ART”

mike-parr_sickness“It’s ART” seems to be the answer to most of my carefully prepared questions to Elspeth Pitt, Assistant Curator at the National Gallery of Australia. Read the rest

We’re Not Worried, We’re Just Having Fun

600cWhen four out of five Ball Park Music members walk off stage leaving Sam Cormack alone with his acoustic guitar, there’s a sense that he knows exactly how big an impact his band has had on the Triple J-listening concert goers of the early 2010s. Read the rest

Elusive of All Expectation: An Interview with Kirklandd

Victor Tawagi PhotographyCanberra isn’t known for its rap scene. Yet. In recent years we have seen a change, with a few determined people carving a niche into our city. Read the rest

Gone Girl on the Train

bandsSkippy and Beagle met in a dusty Film Studies tute (because who goes to Film lectures?) back in 2014. Read the rest

Songs To Grow Up To: Lior discusses the art of songwriting at Beyond Festival 

lior“I remember standing side of stage when they were about to go on,” says Lior when I ask him about performing with Carole King and James Taylor. Read the rest