Pain and Pleasure

Stephanie Eslake

A Brisbane art music ensemble’s new album of ‘tortured’ reworkings of pop hits blurs the lines between musical order and chaos.

Theatre & Performing Arts


Alexandra Neill

When the best and brightest comedians are simultaneously fighting to justify their own place within the comedy industry, is the artform willing – or able – to ever really change?


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Issue No. 29 April 2017

A brief look inside our final print issue. We have COMMENTARY from Melinda Soós, Liam Pieper and Josh Jennings, FIRST PERSON memoir pieces by Carolyn Fraser, Michelle Roger and Josh Pomare. NEW FICTION from Allee Richards and Silvia Kwon. DISPATCHES from Claire Varley, a CONVERSATION with Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent, and THE CULTURE FILES features Sam Twyford-Moore and Nick Gadd. Find out more here.

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