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New Gold Mountain, SBS’ gold rush-era period drama, puts the Chinese-Australian experience front and centre. BW talks to series lead Yoson An, (Mulan, Creamerie) and director Corrie Chen about Chinese cowboys and finding dr
Today’s show is a preview of some of the works screening at Sydney Film Festival.....the first is about one of the most accomplished Australian film directors you’ve probably never heard of - John Farrow. He won an Oscar an
Globally and at home, artists are engaging with the reckoning happening around race and colonisation. But where do recent migrants and refugees to Australia fit into the dialogue? Artist James Nguyen is a multidisciplinary
Tasmania's renowned contemporary dance company Tasdance is celebrating 40 years. The company's artistic director Adam Wheeler grew up in Launceston, but there was a time when he could not get off the island quick enough. So
In 2019, John Boyne faced huge online backlash for a book he wrote about a trans teenager and he's channelled that experience in to his new comic novel, The Echo Chamber. Also, Booker Prize shortlisted author Nadifa Mohame
Social media’s ablaze over Who is the Bad Art Friend, aka “the kidney story,” the New York Times Magazine long read chronicling a very extra saga about live kidney donation, friendship, white saviours, allegations of plagia
A special edition this week, dedicated to the new Australian film Nitram, which dramatises the long lead up to the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. In a wide ranging discussion, director Justin Kurzel and screenwriter Shaun Grant
A special edition this week, dedicated to the new Australian film Nitram, which dramatises the long lead up to the 1996 Port Arthur Massacre. In a wide ranging discussion, director Justin Kurzel and screenwriter Shaun Grant
It's 50 years since artists from Papunya began painting on board, heralding the Western Desert art movement, 'the last great art movement of the 20th Century' according to one famous critic. Plus, an artist's tribute to the
David Williamson is far and away Australia's most produced playwright. For the past 50 years he's been writing plays at an average of one every 10 months — not counting all the screenplays he has written. Now at the age of
“I admit to regular fits of feeling simply I am not a good person,” says Jonathan Franzen, author of The Corrections, “and it’s a question that fiction is uniquely poised to engage with”. And it’s a question that is at the
It’s-a me… Chris Pratt playing Mario! The internet had some STRONG FEELINGS about the recent announcement that Pratt – of Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World fame – will be voicing Mario in the
Another big week as we welcome Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen on to the show......star of the Academy Award winning film Another Round and the TV series Hannibal, plus franchises including James Bond and Star Wars. Mads talks
How does Francisco Goya help us make sense of the chaos of our contemporary world, and its depths of suffering? Then, discover art history through TikTok… and a contemporary sculpture powered by wind, water… and wine.
Van Badham is a courageous and funny Australian playwright who, since searching for the humanity of trolls in Banging Denmark at the Sydney Theatre Company, has now adapted George Orwell's Animal Farm for Black Swan in Pert
In his latest book Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr explores the human desire to create utopian worlds in places far from home. CS Pacat's latest fantasy adventure Dark Rise has been released, and Pat
In his latest book Cloud Cuckoo Land, Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr explores the human desire to create utopian worlds in places far from home. CS Pacat on their latest fantasy adventure Dark Rise, and Patricia Lockw
Hey, it’s Ben Lee! The singer songwriter recently unmasked on The Masked Singer Australia joins BL + BW to talk about his turn on reality TV, his new single Born for this Bullshit and its sexy video clip, the pandemic (blar
A bumper edition this week as we meet one of the most prolific filmmakers in the world, Steven Soderbergh, plus French actor, writer & director Mélanie Laurent, and NZ born director Jessica Hobbs who took home an Emmy this
Do we turn a blind eye to the aggression and militarism — and colonialism — that defined the Italian Renaissance? Plus, hear why artist Vernon Ah Kee can't ignore a distinct Australian brand of racism, and whether a work by
To mark the return of theatre to New York City, Michael revisits his private tour of Broadway with Audra McDonald, then delivering her Tony Award-winning performance in Porgy and Bess, and Tony Sheldon, who was starring in
British rapper, poet and writer, Akala, equates reading and writing to a form of magic. He brings this passion to the page in his debut YA novel, The Dark Lady, about pickpocket Henry, set in the time of Shakespeare's Londo
The Met Gala — the grand final of fashion and celebrity is back irl! As expected, the red carpet was dripping with looks, including one from New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her sumptuous white me
Two twisted love stories this week......a glossy erotic thriller about misplaced obsession starring Sydney Sweeney, and a raw, tender and disturbing portrait of a crumbling marriage. The directors of The Voyeurs and The Kil
How has social media giant Instagram changed how we experience art? Experts, artists and critics weigh in on the photo sharing platform, an evolution that's allowed artists to build careers outside of the gallery system, wh
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