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Triennial @ NGV, Final Day: walk through plus an impromptu interview with Agnieszka Pilat about her hugely popular robot installation Heterobota

A brave statement. Here’s a swiftly edited montage of some of the exhibits at the NGV Triennial, which ended last ...
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Oscars 2024 Debrief: A slick, funny soiree that had something we haven’t seen in a decade – class

Oscars 2024 Debrief Complete with a few stumbles, gaffes, dud jokes and winning comedy bits, the 96th Oscars shebang was ...
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Oscars 2024: A strong field with plenty of potential for upsets – though Barbie won’t be one of them

Amidst an exceptional field ‘Oppenheimer’ is set to triumph at the Oscars. The deeply held reverence that exalts Hollywood as ...
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The Golden Globes are still a mess – but there is some hope

Oh boy: Comedian Jo Koy hosting the Golden Globe awards. SOME QUICK NOTES ON THE AILING GOLDEN GLOBES Yeah, the ...
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Ten Films that Shook the Year – 2023 in review

Big Daddy: Cillian Murphy in ‘Oppenheimer’: Film of the Year. Easily. It doesn’t take a genius or even a low-flying ...
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Melbourne homeless #2 – more stories from the streets

Most of these interviews were conducted in the middle of the year, around June and July. Be cautioned that many ...
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What killed ‘Yes’: The only piece about the Voice referendum you’ll ever need to read (includes Lando Calrissian and Macarena references)

Vote woes: Saturation coverage of the Voice has fatigued many Australians. What killed ‘Yes’: The only piece about the Voice ...
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‘Barbie’ has enjoyed huge box-office success, but widespread reports that it rules the roost over the Warner Bros. catalogue are a tad dubious. Just ask Regan MacNeil.

True champ: Linda Blair as Regan in ‘The Exorcist’ vs Margot Robbie in ‘Barbie’, which has taken less than half ...
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The BBC’s shambolic interview with Andrew Tate shows – yet again – just how far TV journalism has deteriorated

In this corner: Lucy Williamson takes on Andrew Tate in a fiery BBC interview. The BBC’s shambolic interview with Andrew ...
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