Richie's Latest Articles
Book review: Into Your Arms, Edited by Kirsten Krauth
A collection that demonstrates how forces within powerful music can sometimes shape and inform powerful writing.
Book review: Full Coverage, Samuel J Fell
The story of Australian rock journalism is a wild ride of luck, tenacity and incredulity.
Performance reviews: Endhoe, The Mother, Sydney Fringe Festival
These two acts explored the potential of the solo show.
Book review: The Empty Honour Board, Martin Flanagan
A memoir about boarding school days and the abuse that occurred there, forever shadowing Flanagan's life.
Theatre review: Jailbaby, Griffin Theatre
An unflinching look behind prison doors.
Book review: Vinyl Dreams, Tony Wellington
A book that attempts to capture the tumultuous musical styles of the time, but its approach lacks rigour.
Book review: Half Deaf, Completely Mad, Tony Cohen and John Olson
The story of destructive genius and its brilliant accompanying soundtrack.
Musical review: On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Seymour Centre
A murky thematic perspective obscures the view despite the brilliant performances.
Theatre review: Choir Boy, National Theatre of Parramatta
Featuring transcendent a cappella singing, the production is nevertheless grounded by its sensitive reflection on the intersection of race and…
Theatre review: Hubris and Humiliation, STC
The subversively theatrical power of camp is used to create a hilarious and exhilarating experience.