Soapbox

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In an age when rigorous critique gives way to hot takes, freelance arts writer Kate Powell asks just what the hell is going on. It’s not what you think. It’s worse.
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Kate Powell
Serious: The Hamilton Sept of the Clan McGillicuddy at 100 Old Farm Road, December 1992.
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Social media and smartphones mean everyone can now have their own soapbox
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The Big Idea Editor
Amy Shamblin
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Think the arts are all opening nights and cocktail parties?
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The Big Idea Editor
A Lost Cause
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Writer and dramatist Loren Black unpacks her life experiences. Maybe you should, too.
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The Big Idea Editor
LA Contemporary Dance Company: Adaptation. Photo supplied.
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Tempo director Carrie Rae Cunningham uncovers the basic motivations for artistic endeavour. It’s not what you’re thinking.
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The Big Idea Editor
Drowning In Milk
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Saraid Cameron elaborates on the infinite truth that “all your faves are problematic”
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The Big Idea Editor
Peter O'Connor
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The arts matter, and education matters. So why are they further apart than ever? By director and educator Professor Peter O'Connor.
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The Big Idea Editor
Fanny Fern 1811-1872 Library of Congress
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Steff Green dives into the outpourings of dead misogynists, and finds their ugly sentiment alive and well and walking the Earth.
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Steff Green
Lemi Ponifasi: Stones in her mouth. Photo by MAU
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Susana Lei'ataua considers the ceremony MAUSINA - mau meaning testimony and sina meaning taonga - reflecting on colonial structures, genealogy and truth.
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The Big Idea Editor
Barbarian Productions company photoshoot 2017 'Ready to Work', photo by Owen McCarthy.
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Jo Randerson is passionate about artists earning their worth. That’s why her company Barbarian Productions just became a living wage employer. James Littlewood clocks on.
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James Littlewood