Culture

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‘Unprecedented’: the fight for Sydney independent bookstore Better Read Than Dead
‘Historic’ agreement reached between staff and management after industrial action sent shockwaves across Australia’s literary community

Walter Marsh

28, Jul, 2021 @2:50 AM

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Vagina tunnels and sneaker closets: the escapist appeal of celebrity house tours
In new column Internet wormhole, Guardian Australia writers take you to their favourite corner of the web. First up: an inviting – and voyeuristic – YouTube series

Walter Marsh

27, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Middle Eastern stand-ups: ‘People assume we only do terrorist jokes’
Tired of racism on the comedy scene, Jenan Younis started her own night Weapons of Mass Hilarity – where gags about body hair and Farsi abound

Rachael Healy

27, Jul, 2021 @2:09 PM

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Notting Hill carnival launches fund for bands and artists hit by cancelled event
Financial hardship due to Covid pandemic put some performers’ futures in peril, say organisers

Lanre Bakare

26, Jul, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Why is the photo of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on a yacht so compelling?
It is as though, for one brief moment, nothing bad that has happened since 2002 matters

Helen Sullivan explains it to Kate Lyons

26, Jul, 2021 @5:48 AM

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Splendour XR: virtual music festival was an eerie, empty reminder of what we’ve lost
Splendour in the Grass’s virtual edition promised a ‘world-first online experience’ where ‘music, art and culture reigns supreme’. It did not deliver

Shaad D'Souza

26, Jul, 2021 @2:21 AM

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Rachel: John Early and Kate Berlant star in 11 tense minutes of millennial nightmare
Directed by Andrew DeYoung, the short film about a farewell party gone wrong is part cringe comedy, part psychological thriller – based on a true story

Michael Sun

25, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s arts sector shredded by latest Covid shutdown and won’t survive without government help, report warns
Australia Institute report warns arts industry bracing for ‘big casualties’ and it’s time for a ‘total public-led reboot’ of funding

Elissa Blake

25, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Jackie Mason obituary
One of the great American comedians known for his strong Brooklyn accent, quick-fire gags – and feuds

Jonathan Margolis

25, Jul, 2021 @1:19 PM

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Dennis Severs’ House recreates his eccentric tours based on found tapes
Hundreds of cassettes found in cupboards at late showman’s London house, which reopens this week

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Jul, 2021 @11:22 AM

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On my radar: Vince Staples’s cultural highlights
The LA rapper and actor on the growing pains of Pen15, one-to-watch Reggie Helms Jr and escaping from it all along the Pacific Coast Highway

Kathryn Bromwich

25, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Simone Lia: Compliment – cartoon
My mum said you’ve got a lovely face…

Simone Lia

25, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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