All the evidence we have suggests that people increasingly read things that comfort their pre-existing beliefs. This seems likely to create intellectual smugness and atrophy.
If award nominations were entirely proportionate to the number of female film-makers (16%) then instead of receiving 2/28 nominations, female directors would receive 4 or 5.
The project of a rationally derived ethical system has been shown to be a fantasy. Not only does it presume that such a universal system could be formulated, it also presumes that people could act according to such formulations.
Chautauqua was a movement to bring speakers on a variety of topics to rural and remote America. It was founded in 1874 on the banks of Lake Chautauqua in New York State.
Coetzee published The Childhood of Jesus in 2013. It was received with puzzlement by reviewers.
What is up for grabs in all drama is how characters negotiate what Stanley Hauerwas has called 'the grain of the universe'.
The Brisbane Writer's Festival has touched on a sore point of identity politics when the opening address by Lionel Shriver challenged the concept that only those who feel oppressed should be permitted to write or speak about it.
What has happened here? Painting has become writing. Or, rather, painting relies on writing as an explanation for its existence.
The pejorative Australian and New Zealand term bogan is almost entirely unknown outside those countries though that may be about to change.
I agree I should get a life, but a certain morbid streak in my character makes me wonder about stuff like costumes.
Today's art world is a very well mapped-out universe consisting of a few thousand leading galleries.
We Boomers don't like anyone taking the piss out of us. We worked very hard to get where we are and we take seriously the concepts of global warming, unemployment and migration.