Our music man Josh Durham picks the best songs of the year and tells us why.
Indefatiguable reader Jim Morgan’s Top 10 list. Plus W.H. Chong’s favourite reads of the year, and his Christmas shortlist.
His art made naughtiness fun, psychedelia even more psychedelic and Sydney a city of joy. (Martin Sharp 1942-2013)
Jim Morgan reads Margaret Drabble’s latest novel and Mungo MacCallum’s analysis of the last election. How things have changed…
Now that Melbourne’s Ring has been levelled after the climactic immolation, Ian Britain inspects the ashes and entrails. State Theatre until 6 December.
Paradise regained for lovers of old-school painting. “America: Painting a Nation” AGNSW until 9 Feb 2014.
Turbans, velvet and leather, and that’s just the audience. But as Brünhilde and Co attain searing intensity, costumes can go to blazes. By Ian Britain.
Yoko Ono’s lifetime of hi and lo, sun and shadow art converts this sceptic. MCA until 23 Feb 2014.
Ian Britain attends “Das Rheingold” and notes the triumph of the demotic — the audience is t-shirts over stuffed shirts and the lady sings in a beige tweed suit.
Photochemical film is on the verge of extinction. Tacita Dean, one of Britain’s foremost artists, shows “FILM,” an homage to her expiring medium. At ACCA till Nov 24.
CRIKEY'S CULTURE MULCHER.
Culture Mulcher is exactly what it sounds like. Its regular author W.H. Chong is a graphic designer.
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