Sally Pryor The You Are Here festival highlights the things that are happening in Canberra's independent and experimental arts scene, writes Sally Pryor.
Philip O'Brien Simon Milman and Miroslav Bukovsky's Wanderlust group launch a new album next Friday, writes Philip O'Brien.
Reviewer: Sasha Grishin A cynic could see Piranesi as a businessman of genius who cornered the market with his etched views of the eternal city, writes Sasha Grishin.
Cara Becker A small, carved basalt object tells a fascinating story of a link with the land, writes Cara Becker.
Jessica Duchen John Adams talks to Jessica Duchen about stealing from Beethoven to create his latest piece.
Nicholas Barber Four Weddings and a Funeral did more than make a fortune. It rewrote the formula of the romcom. Nicholas Barber raises a glass.
Chris Mugan Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, is no stranger to critical praise and she hopes her latest album will bring wider acclaim, writes Chris Mugan.
Jane Freebury The 25th edition of the French Film Festival is back to dazzle and enlighten, writes Jane Freebury.
Tommy Little turned to comedy after a number of unsuccessful attempts at other careers, writes Sean Palmer.
SALLY PRYOR Nicholas Milton has taken on the dual roles of conducting the CSO and the Saarbrucken State Theatre in Germany.
Linda Morris A life-long love affair with a Russian tale blooms into a lavish production, writes Linda Morris.
Nat Williams Matthew Flinders' beautiful charts of Australia seem lost in the vast collection of Britain's National Archives, writes Nat Williams.
Hannah Barrett Despite its age, a Nazca woven pouch is in remarkable condition, writes Hannah Barrett.
GARRY MADDOX A turbocharged career is not the only benefit of winning an Academy Award.
SALLY PRYOR New Zealand dominating the world stage so the Griffith Review has devoted an issue to the ''flying Kiwis".
SALLY PRYOR Eclectic works are at the forefront of the Craft ACT awards series for young designers, writes Sally Pryor.
Michele Lee's debut novel is in part a coming-of-age memoir, writes Hamish Boland-Rudder.
Exactly what is being depicted in some of the works in the National Gallery's latest exhibition will always be a mystery, but it's a breath-taking mystery, writes Katie Russell.
Even at 83, this author prefers his work to be a struggle, writes Manuel Roig-Franzia.
Michael Dwyer Certainly a poet but just barely a singer, Suzanne Vega had to learn to deal with rejection.
SALLY PRYOR Struggling in print, feminist magazine Lip was saved by the internet and by Zoya Patel - who'd like to hand the reins to a fired-up young successor.
Ron Cerabona Former Canberra actor Soren Jensen is returning to the region on tour with Essential Theatre's presentation of the Shakespeare in the Vines production, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
RON CERABONA Canberra jazz aficionados have Geoff Page to thank for the long-running Jazz in Concert at The Gods series.
Art and money do mix and the work of Tom and Sylvia Lowenstein proves it, writes Sasha Grishin.
MEGAN DOHERTY ‘‘Reality’’ television likes to play with what’s real and what’s not so Canberra artist Samuel Townsend has taken a certain subversive pleasure serving up some of the genre’s own medicine in a new exhibition.
SALLY PRYOR It's like the Mad Hatter's tea party. Dozens of pretty teacups have overrun the Watson Arts Centre.
SALLY PRYOR National Gallery director Ron Radford says Canberra's much maligned winter should be its big selling point.
SALLY PRYOR The china was monogrammed, the teapots solid silver and the fittings art deco, but this was no posh city home.
Philip O'Brien has a great guide to the galleries and artists of the NSW south coast.
SALLY PRYOR It's crept up quietly on us, but the local art scene is flourishing in a way not seen since the golden '80s, finds Sally Pryor.
Sasha Grishin There were many pleasures in a busy year for the local visual arts scene.
Kerry-Anne Cousins picks five of her favourite visual arts shows from Canberra's centenary year, in no particular order.
Reviewed by Sasha Grishin Gold and the Incas is a beautiful, spicy and erotic show, one where all that glitters is gold.
SALLY PRYOR As they come down from their centenary party, Canberrans are still assessing its show-stopper, writes Sally Pryor.
Canberra theatre critics pick the best of the year's productions.
Jennifer Gall No one really wants to narrow down their favourite musical moments in a year to just five events - but here we go.
Sasha Grishin A new exhibition includes the finest recent bark paintings from some of the most distinguished artists from Arnhem Land.
Here is a selection of events which made an impression during Canberra's centenary year.
Pop art necklaces. Cool hipflasks. Witty jewellery. And centenary themed gifts. All your Canberra Christmas shopping is done.
RON CERABONA Actor Lachlan Ruffy is one cool customer - even when he suffered a severe wardrobe malfunction while being dragged dead off the stage.
Summer Movie Guide
Ed Gibbs and Craig Mathieson We preview the pick of the movies about to hit our cinemas.
RON CERABONA Three Canberra Dance Development Centre students are a step closer to realising their dreams.
RON CERABONA Youth and dance were given significant emphasis when the nominations for the 2013 Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards.
STEPHANIE BUNBURY With his schoolboy charm and unruly curls, British comedian Alan Davies has cemented his place in the affections of TV viewers around the world.
RON CERABONA Why did Julian Thompson take up the cello? Because he had big hands.
Music and dance
Ron Cerabona ‘‘The kids enjoy doing it – it’s got some nice grooves.’’
SALLY PRYOR Meet Robert Foster, the design guru whose sculptural Fink water jug became an icon and who says he won't leave Canberra.
SALLY PRYOR There's a lot of architecture to be crammed into 100 years.
SALLY PRYOR A new exhibition celebrates how indigenous people use generations of knowledge to manage Australia's land, rivers and oceans.
SALLY PRYOR The stories of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders who helped build railways across Australia are now on show in a National Archives exhibition.
NICK GALVIN Dyslexic children's author Jackie French plans to use her laureateship to encourage reading, saying to children 'whose work always looks like a wombat has sat on it, never feel that you are dumb'.
JAMES JOYCE Monster Fest promises goosebumps galore with 12 scary movies in 12 hair-raising hours in Canberra this weekend. We take a closer look.
Janet Wilson The Song Company aims to capture the essence of Christmas both sacred and secular with a program, Of Birds and Angels.
I feel a little cheated by the greed of Penguin and the vanity of Morrissey, writes Duncan Driver.
SALLY PRYOR It was a weekend that was to be all about Harvey – a series of events pulled together to celebrate esteemed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. But just two days before a gala ball comes news he won't make it to Canberra.
This Sunday is a festival of Doctor Who. Colin Steele checks out six (count em, six) new books on the Timelord, which promise everything from celebrity anecdotes on set to the philosophy of the Timelord.
An exhibition marks 60 years of Judy Cassab as a great portrait painter, writes Sally Pryor.
Ron Cerabona Voices in the Forest returns for its third concert, this year with an Australian theme to celebrate Canberra's Centenary.
Closed Circuit, a smart thriller for grown-ups, suits this Aussie actor down to the ground. He talks to Simon Weaving ahead of his appearance in Canberra.
Georgina Connery Has Canberra shaken off its reputation as a stale city without good nightlife or live music?
RON CERABONA Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Swan Lake provided source material for A Twist in Time.
RON CERABONA To end 2013 on a light note, Canberra Repertory Society is putting on a farce - its third.
Janet Wilson If you need reminding of how musical talent abounds in Canberra you need look no further than guitarist Matt Withers.
JAMES JOYCE The Exorcist star Linda Blair heads to Canberra for a special 40th anniversary screening of the movie that made her. She tells us about her Aussie ex-boyfriend and her new life as animal advocate.
Phillip O'Brien The Canberra Youth Theatre produce three imaginative new plays by young writers.
Janet Wilson Martin Frost electrified audiences when he last performed in Canberra in 2011. What will he do when he gets here on November 16?
Cris Kennedy Lex Lindsay is at the helm of his first CIFF, plus Harvey Weinstein's bringing a swag of his mates to Canberra.
Janet Wilson A preview of the opera's compelling Live in HD films, which are coming to a cinema near you.
Jason Steger Ahead of his talk at the National Library on October 31, Christos Tsolkias muses on the challenges of following up a bestseller novel.
Check out photographer Suellen Symon's wide-screen shots at Goulburn.
RON CERABONA Louise Page and Phillipa Candy would like to serve you an "eclectic mix" of art song.
Peter Wilkins Review: An excellent play that poignantly reveals the challenges of our rapidly ageing society
Phillip O'Brien We talk to the drumming ensemble TaikOz ahead of their show Crimson Sky this weekend.
Sasha Grishin At the age of 85, John Olsen is having his first solo exhibition in London, in an attempt to break into the international market.
Michelle Potter Audiences get a sweet treat at the end of choreographer Stephanie Burridge's work Something to Remember this weekend.
Alanna Maclean Kevin Rudd's revenge, Julia Gillard's departure and the arrival of Tony Abbott provide rich offerings for this production.
Alanna Maclean Review: The Black Cat is a thoughtful piece, and it is good to see that it has the bravery to tour.
Janet Wilson The Griffyn Ensemble's next concert will take place in an exciting new venue.
Sasha Grishin William Kentridge shows why he is the most famous artist to emerge from South Africa.
Michelle Potter Review: Most critics try hard to find positive aspects, but it was very hard with this production of Swan Lake.
Theatre review: Michelle Potter Richard Tulloch’s play has had considerable success, winning a number of awards.
SALLY PRYOR Intrigue surrounds Madame Bijou, and a new stage show has the delicious mystery at its heart.
RON CERABONA Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once!
Kerry-Anne Cousins These two exhibitions showcase the creative and sophisticated use of traditional needlework and quilting skills in contemporary textiles.
Janet Wilson Although the Elias String Quartet visited Australia in 2009 its tour didn't include Canberra. But now the capital's wait is over.
The Rocket tells a tale of a young boy trying to prove his luck in Laos. Sally Pryor talks to the director ahead of his Canberra screening.
RON CERABONA Soprano Fleur Millar explores whether opera is relevant in her new show, Opera and Me.
SALLY PRYOR Tom Moore has won the annual glass prize with a quirky, whimsical piece.
Alanna Maclean A glorious production of a romantic epic with authoritative singing and a rich cast.
VISUAL ART REVIEW
Kerry-Anne Cousins Simpson's work features kneeling figures formed of animal bones, grasses, string and plastic.
Sally Pryor Ryan Johnston is the man in charge of the War Memorial's art collection.
SALLY PRYOR Toby Horrocks never planned to make furniture out of cardboard - but now his work is part of the landmark City of Trees exhibition.
Daniel Sanderson Flamenco flavours from an accomplished jazz group.
Jennifer Gall Andrea Keller experiments with electronic music, improvisation, and manipulated sounds.
RON CERABONA Simon Ward is bringing Noel Coward to life - and it couldn't be in a more appropriate place.
Glenn Burns The sequel to Don's Party is an uneven effort but does deliver lively discussion and plenty of laughs.
Dan Sanderson Tthe oud contains within its bulbous form the ability to produce an extraordinary range of musical and emotional effects.
Michelle Potter The Sydney Dance Company, choreographer Rafael Bonachela and performer Charmene Yap were all winners on the night.
We did the sums: giddy amounts of money, compared with our pocket money, or the occasional penny for an ice-block.
Tapestry as a medium has traditionally been used to tell stories that are personal and historical.
As the first person of colour to occupy the biggest job in the free world, Obama's name will be writ large in the history books.
Looking for something to keep you occupied this weekend? We've got you covered.
The hidden tales behind the maps in the National Library of Australia's exhibition plus feature stories and reviews.
Film review Tracks this is such a personal and internal quest as well as a grand physical adventure.
Film review I'm calling it early. Officially the worst film of 2014 is Vampire Academy.
Film review This story of one man on a boat feels more like a director's experiment than a journey for an audience.
Film review Here's the good news. If you liked the first one's bloody combat scenes, there's more of that here.