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.
The Hoopla is giving away 20 double passes to the brilliant new film starring Barbara Sukowa as the German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt.
There are literary awards for just about everything... yes, including the oddest book titles. MEREDITH JAFFE has all the latest news and reviews in books.
A couple navigates their break-up during a conversation constructed entirely from the titles of no fewer than 154 films. Hilarious!
She used to have a husband. But last Monday she killed him. Now she is going to eat him. MEREDITH JAFFE's shelves are crammed with some great new books.
What books did 39,000 bookclubs choose to read and discuss in January? MEREDITH JAFFE has the answers, and the latest news and reviews.
The BBC has banned all-male panels on its comedy TV shows. But what if women don't want to go on them? Perhaps there is another solution...
Today we're singing in Shirley Temple's memory. What tunes of hers are you humming along to? And what's your favourite Shirley Temple film?
Give it to us straight - what did you watch on telly last night? Who won the ratings at your place? Find out about the real ratings here...
He's the dissolute, lovable rogue that Australian viewers have taken into their hearts. RICHARD ROXBURGH talked to The Hoopla about being Cleaver Green.