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Persuasion and Bridgerton: ‘cool’ history kills the context

Progressive sensibilities deserve praise but what's lost in a context-free approach to the once fusty and boring period costume drama?

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Dancing on Glass: ballet is more than ‘dying swans and madmen’

We love the genre but are ballet dancer’s voices and bodies being authentically represented on our screens?

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Streaming in 2022: what TV shows to stream from July to December

The Lost Flowers of Alice Heart, Willow and House of the Dragon are all streaming between now and the end…

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Heartstopper is the queer TV show we need right now

As LGBTQIA+ people face renewed hostility, this sweetly affirming Netflix series celebrates young queer love with humour and warmth.

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Australian comedy and streaming? It’s Mad as Hell

Shaun Micallef’s show is the best Australian comedy of the last decade. For the best of the rest, look to…

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TV Review: Firebite is fang warfare, Australian style

Co-produced with US network AMC, Warwick Thornton and Brendan Fletcher’s supernatural thriller Firebite puts a distinct and deadly Indigenous spin…

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Arts streaming with competitive edge

Sydney Opera House’s Stream aims to be the streaming platform to integrate arts into the everyday.

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ALP goes ballistic about the arts in Parliament, signals trouble for the government

The new regulations which strip advantages from the tax rebate system will have to go to Parliament, and the ALP…