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Ghoulishness, depravity and stupidity: welcome to the world of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona

Image: The Triumph of Death - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1592). Public domain Whether taken as a good or bad quality, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona is a confounding novel....

Under the Black Flag Art Gallery of Ballarat – 10 September 2022 – 21 January 2023

Under the black flag Art Gallery of Ballarat 10 September 2022 – 21 January 2023 ARRR, me hearties!  Mention the word pirate to most people and what springs...

Poetic wordsmiths, historic careers & children’s books

WHAT'S ON | DONATE BECOME A MEMBER     Slam poetry spectacular The search is on for Australia’s 2022 poetry slam champion!  Cheer on the Victorian finalists in an electric live event...

Gertrude Street Projection Festival Returns this winter

28 – 31 July 2022 The much-loved Gertrude Street Projection Festival (GSPF) is back for its 14th year presenting thoughtful and considered artworks from selected artists. Proudly presented by The...

Sunday essay: empathy or division? On the science and politics of storytelling

Why don’t chimpanzees rule the world? Is storytelling - the mysterious glue that enables millions of humans to cooperate effectively - the answer? Shutterstock Writers can’t...

Why telling stories could be a more powerful way of convincing some people to take a COVID vaccine than just the facts

 Picture: Ted S. Warren/AP/AAP Scientists don’t know exactly what percentage of the population will need to get a COVID vaccine to achieve herd immunity. Some diseases, such...