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Crimes of grammar and other writing misdemeanours

Writing an article like this is just asking for trouble. Already, I can hear one reader asking “Why do you need just?” Another suggesting that like should be replaced by such as. And yet another saying “fancy using a cli...
Banksy Girl with Balloon

Commodifying Banksy

Take a selection of artworks by the most famous illicit artist in the world, add a city that’s passionate about its street art and a dash of controversy: the result is the new Melbourne exhibition The Art of Banksy. Name...
Malthouse Theatre’s production of Gonzo – photo by Sarah Walker

Gonzo: we need to talk about young men and porn

Young men’s use of pornography has been the focus of considerable debate, if not anxiety and moral panic, in recent years. Recent incidents such as the high school ‘porn ring’ have in many respects fuelled these anxietie...
Bangarra Dance Theatre Kinship photo by Greg Barrett

Where to next for arts philanthropy in Australia?

The arts perennially faces the problem of scant public money and competition for the donated dollar. But today, ever more individuals and organisations are in the donation hunt. It is timely to ask what is the state of a...