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How Muslim women break stereotypes by mixing faith and modesty with fashion

Muslim women wear the hijab as a statement of fashion and identity. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND Anoosh Soltani, University of…

Inside the story: the all-knowing narrator in Kim Scott’s Taboo

Why do we tell stories, and how are they crafted? In this series, we unpick the work of the writer…

‘Faboriginal’ Steven Oliver jump-starts a conversation about race in a thrilling new show

Review: Bigger and Blacker, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sun 9 Jun Nothing beats the Adelaide winter blues quite like a superb,…

What’s so special about the Mona Lisa?

Every day, thousands of people from around the world crowd into a stark, beige room at Paris’s Louvre Museum to…

The New York Times ends daily political cartoons, but it’s not the death of the art form

The New York Times has announced it will no longer be running daily political cartoons in its international edition, amid…

Dark Mofo 2019: a journey through the inferno to robots and extinction

While Dark Mofo’s winter solstice events populate many above-ground sites across Hobart, its heart of darkness will always be the…

The Nightingale – much ado about nothing

Revenge films remain popular, in part, because they re-stage a formative aspect of human culture – the bonding of societies…

Explainer: our copyright laws and the Australian Aboriginal flag

Reports that two Aboriginal-owned businesses and the AFL have received cease and desist warnings over their use of the Aboriginal…

Curious Kids: who came up with the first letters?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it…

Pinchgut’s The Return of Ulysses: a stylish, enjoyable, historically informed opera premiere

Review: The return of Ulysses, Pinchgut Opera, Sydney. Claudio Monteverdi entered the 73rd year of his life when he composed…