Culture

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Stephen Colbert on Putin-Biden call: ‘Two old men on a Zoom’
Late-night hosts discuss a tense phone call, China’s moon rover and the pressures of the US housing market

Adrian Horton

08, Dec, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Aacta awards 2021: Nitram dominates ceremony as stars pay tribute to David Gulpilil
Justin Kurzel’s film wins eight awards, with The Newsreader taking four of the television categories

Kelly Burke

08, Dec, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Dan Ilic: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
News-savaging satirist Dan Ilic shares the videos, links and podcasts that keep him laughing online

Dan Ilic

07, Dec, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Stephen Colbert: ‘Only thing spreading faster than Omicron is misinformation’
Late-night hosts discuss rightwing dismissal of the Omicron variant as a liberal hoax and Biden’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Adrian Horton

07, Dec, 2021 @4:52 PM

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The Proposition: Nick Cave’s savage outback western reveals ugly truths about Australia
Released in 2005, this brutal tale of sibling conflict is set against the backdrop of colonial racism, violence and misogyny

Adam Fleet

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Billy Connolly reveals unusual methods for keeping his Parkinson’s under control
Comedian says he ‘hypnotises’ hand to stop it shaking but laments condition stopping him writing

Sarah Marsh

07, Dec, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘I used every chord on the Casio’ – How we made Manchild by Neneh Cherry
‘The first verse came to me as I was going up the stairs of a double-decker bus with a hangover’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

06, Dec, 2021 @2:17 PM

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Feeling lonely? Film, music, art and more that will put you in good company
From the stark horror of Hamsun’s novel to Fassbinder’s commentary on love and racism, our critics choose great cultural works about being alone

Sam Jordison, Jenessa Williams, Danny Leigh, Jonathan Jones and Hannah J Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Doug Moran prize 2021: Asher Keddie, Holocaust survivors and ‘ghostly crew’ portraits share major win
For the first time in its 33-year history, the judges couldn’t agree – and awarded Australia’s richest art prize to three paintings instead

Kelly Burke

06, Dec, 2021 @2:33 AM

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‘We always need stuff that cheers us up’: Diane Morgan on love, laughs and learning to let go
With her laconic delivery, Diane Morgan has brought a host of comedy characters to life, most notably Philomena Cunk. But with her latest, Mandy, she wanted to create someone who was just plain silly

Michael Segalov

05, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Simone Lia: Presents – cartoon
I have a gift for you…

Simone Lia

05, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Adjoa Andoh’s cultural highlights
The actor on her hopes for Brixton’s new theatre, an offbeat western and the sophistication of African art

Killian Fox

04, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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