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The most interesting thing on Q&A was who didn’t turn up

“I can’t answer for Ken … Ken made the decision, or someone made the decision, that Ken was not going to be appearing tonight and I’m disappointed Ken was not able to be here.” Loading Burney affirmed Labor’s commitment to the Uluru Statement from the Heart – “in its entirety, …

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Robert Wilson: Making something out of nothing

Celebrated theatre artist Robert Wilson has been a leading force in the American avant-garde for more than 50 years. He’s worked with international names in popular and highbrow culture, from Lady Gaga to the Berliner Ensemble, and Australian audiences have experienced his work on a grand scale – including his …

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‘Miss! Miss! Can I show you my writing?’

Loading I showed the class lots of my illustrations. All kids are impressed by adults who can draw. Liam never met my eye, but Michael didn’t stop calling out questions. At first his questions were provocative, designed to get a laugh out of the class and disempower me, but eventually …

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Alan Jones losing more advertisers in wake of attack on Jacinda Ardern

Loading Jones – whose show is simulcast to Brisbane’s 4BC and Canberra’s 2CC – initially issued a statement saying his comments had been “misinterpreted” on Thursday afternoon, but did not apologise. He then continued to verbally attack Ms Ardern the next morning, calling her a “hypocrite” and “gormless”. Later on …

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‘Totally over the moon’: Sylvia Jeffreys confirms she’s having a baby boy

But it was the younger Stefanovic who landed in hot water during last year’s infamous Ubergate scandal when a conversation with his brother complaining about colleagues and management at Nine was leaked to the media and his contract at Nine was not renewed. However the soon-to-be first time father made …

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Immersive art fires the imaginations of disabled patrons

Children enjoy the wearable, touchable art of Hello, good to meet you at the MCA’s Bella Room.Credit:MCA Hello, good to meet you — a giant wave of colourful strands suspended across the room that evokes a horse’s mane — by Sydney artist Liam Benson is the 2019 work. It incorporates …

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Ben Lawson to star in new Netflix drama Firefly Lane

A Moody Christmas is to be remade for the US market.Credit:ABC The Crown airdate confirmed Netflix has locked the third season of The Crown into its schedule for Sunday, November 17. The highly anticipated premiere has been a long time in the making, almost two years after the show’s critically …

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What’s on TV: Sunday, August 25

Australia’s Got Talent Seven, 7pm “What am I watching?” judge Nicole Scherzinger asked during last week’s episode, when a Taiwanese entertainer climbed inside his giant red balloon, while fellow judge Manu Feildel literally bounced around in pleasure. Finding the weird and wonderful is this show’s adolescent sweet spot, and this …

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What’s on TV: Saturday, August 24

MythBusters: The Search SBS Viceland, 7.30pm The idea of replacing someone via reality competition soured for me with 2005’s Rock Star: INXS, but this search for new hosts of the long-standing (or is that long-exploding?) MythBusters franchise has thankfully unfolded within the parameters and ethos of the parent show. The …

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What’s on TV: Friday, August 23

Keeping Faith ABC, 8.30pm A family’s busy life in a rural Welsh community appears unremarkable until one member’s unexpected absence reveals the underlying cracks in this intriguing British mystery. When the husband of Faith Howells (Eve Myles) doesn’t come home from work one day while she’s on maternity leave, the …

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