From ferocious to fragile, Heather Mitchell finds new ways to invest in her character in the joyous Strictly Ballroom every night. JO LITSON meets the great actress.
Be sure to pack your tissues for this wonderful and uplifting movie. We're giving away 10 double in-season passes to see the film - enter now.
Four of the six authors shortlisted for this year's Miles Franklin award are women. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the news, plus all the reviews for this week's best reads.
Brigid Delaney shows an intimate knowledge of boys behaving badly in Wild Things, just don't expect to like any of the characters, says MEREDITH JAFFE.
As she's about to take her vows to become a Catholic nun, Anna discovers she's Jewish and her name is Ida. Win a free ticket to this heartwrenching film.
What would make this country stronger? A stronger Gina Rinehart, that's what. Watch this satirical address to the nation by comedian Prudence Vindin.
Dr Clare Wright, winner of the Stella Prize, says of all the prizes on offer, the Stella is the sweetest to win. Plus, MEREDITH JAFFE's tips for the SWF.
The movie of the making of Mary Poppins, Saving Mr Banks, is a treasure that transcends generations, and finally gives credit to Poppins' Aussie creator.
As a teen she dreamt of winning the Australian/Vogel award and 18 years later Christine Piper has done it. MEREDITH JAFFE has this week's news and reviews.
The nub of normality at the heart of this ABC series is why AMY STOCKWELL wishes the effortlessly cool Marta Dusseldorp had hit our small screens years ago. (SP)
What are the shows that make you yearn for rain all long weekend? AMY STOCKWELL has a list, so get your snacks and beverages ready.
Lovely, lovely autumn and the quiet time of Easter. Time to reach for a beautiful book. MEREDITH JAFFE offers a selection of best new reads.
Seven of the 11 spots on the Miles Franklin longlist are filled by women. MEREDITH JAFFE has got the latest news, lists, and reviews.
The literary world is abuzz with news that Peter Carey's new novel Amnesia will be released in October. MEREDITH JAFFE gives us a taster.
A sunny morning and a cup of coffee: two things to bring Billy Bragg joy. WENDY HARMER put a few questions to the singer and activist who's on tour in Australia.
Masters & Johnson were the team responsible for changing everything we know about sexuality. Masters of Sex, the TV show about them, is a must-see. (SP)
MEREDITH JAFFE talks to Anita Heiss about her new book and the importance of "tiddas" - the wonderful female friends in your life who are just like family.
MEREDITH JAFFE faces the tricky prospect of telling us about a most original, compelling and surprising pieces of fiction... without giving too much away.
Do musos get better with age? NIKKI McWATTERS sorts the hotties from the mouldy oldies. What's the secret to playing on?
A national competition to find a new generation of young poets uncovers some gems. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the literary news and some great reviews.