Culture

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‘We’re ready for anything’: Sydney festival 2022 unveils full program
Festivalgoers can choose indoor, outdoor or stay-at-home events, as mass concerts, bold installations and world-premiere theatre set to take over city in January

Kelly Burke

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Colbert on infrastructure: ‘Quicker load times for QAnon conspiracy theories’
Late-night hosts discuss Joe Biden signing the $1.2tn infrastructure bill into law and Donald Trump’s non-denial of bullying Mike Pence

Adrian Horton

16, Nov, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Sort Of: big-hearted Canadian show puts diverse, non-binary characters front and centre
This nuanced dramedy explores love and life and death, and how the three can be more intertwined than we realise

Zoya Patel

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Rearing aids: the five best podcasts for parents
If you need reassuring and comedic confessions or soothing sounds to get the kids to sleep – there’s a podcast for that

Stuart Heritage

16, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Charlatans: how we made The Only One I Know – ‘I’m still not sure which bit’s the chorus’
‘I came up with it on the way to the garage to get fags. I had to pelt back to my mum and dad’s to get my Dictaphone before I forgot it’

Interview by Dave Simpson

15, Nov, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Ennui will rock you: books, games and more for getting through burnout
From Death in Venice to virtual husbandry in Stardew Valley, Guardian critics suggest culture to help cope with exhaustion

Andrew Clements, Sam Jordison, Keza MacDonald, Danny Leigh and Skye Sherwin

15, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Perth festival 2022 features immersive events and puts WA talent front and centre
Artistic director Iain Grandage says ocean-themed program is ‘constantly evolving’ amid Covid and border uncertainty

Kelly Burke

15, Nov, 2021 @1:19 AM

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Big Deal: Bondi Hipster Christiaan Van Vuuren skewers Australian democracy itself
Comedian gets serious exploring how corporate donations corrupt politics in a docuseries that’s both farcical and a call to arms

Maddie Thomas

14, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Simone Lia: Late-night driving – cartoon
Did I ever tell you the story of the overworked servant from long ago?

Simone Lia

14, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Degrees of separation: what connects Rebecca Hall to Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain?
From Salome to Veronica Mars, we dive down the rabbit hole, thanks to Hall’s directorial debut, Passing

Larry Ryan

13, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Jon Ronson and Adam Curtis on the culture wars: ‘How has this happened? Where is the escape hatch?’
As Ronson’s BBC podcast Things Fell Apart begins, the documentary-makers and old friends discuss conspiracy theories, the problem of ‘activist journalists’ and what happened to Ceaușescu’s socks

Fiona Sturges

13, Nov, 2021 @9:10 AM

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The Wheel of Time to Tiger King 2: a complete guide to this week’s entertainment
Whether it is a live gig, a new film or a game to play at home, our critics have your plans for this week covered

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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