Tuesday, February 27, 2024
15.4 C
Melbourne

CULTURAL ARTICLES

ARTS/CULTURE FEATURESCULTURAL ARTICLES

Sunday essay: ‘but we already had a treaty’ – Tom Griffiths on a little known 1889 peace accord

Image: Josh Gorringe at the Debney Peace site in 2019. Photo: Tom Griffiths Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and/or...

Hook-ups, pansexuals and holy connection: love in the time of millennials and Generation Z

“That Love is all there is,” wrote Emily Dickinson, Is all we know of Love; It is enough, the freight should be Proportioned to the groove. Does what...

Sunday essay: how the West discovered the Buddha

Image: Shutterstock Buddhism is the third largest (and fastest growing) religion in Australia with approximately half a million adherents. The celebration of the Buddha’s birthday here...

60 years and 14 Doctors: how Doctor Who has changed with the times – and Ncuti Gatwa’s casting is the natural next step

Image: Netflix The BBC’s announcement that the Rwandan-Scottish actor Ncuti Gatwa will play Doctor Who from 2023 is making global headlines. Even people who don’t watch the...

Sunday essay: writing poems across oceans, cultures and emails – John Kinsella on creative collaboration

John Kinsella, top right, and (clockwise), Kwame Dawes, Thurston Moore and Charmaine Papertalk Green. Courtesy Tamati Smith, The Thurston Moore Group, the University of Nebraska My...

Sunday essay: hunger, dust-storms, war – how I defied the odds as a South Sudanese child refugee

Akuch Kuol Anyieth pictured in Melbourne with her mother Mary. Author provided My name is Akuch Kuol Anyieth. I am South Sudanese by birth, Kenyan by...

How Tolkien and Lord of the Rings inspired the commercial and artistic success of the fantasy fiction genre

Image: Shutterstock When Allen & Unwin requested a sequel to J.R.R. Tolkien’s first novel The Hobbit (1937), they could not have known that it would be...

Mount Kosciuszko: how Australia’s highest peak came to be named for a freedom fighter against Russian aggression

Eugene von Guérard, Mount Kosciusko, seen from the Victorian border (Mount Hope Ranges) 1866. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1870 Photo: National Gallery of...

Guide to classics: the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Image: Wheel of life and death. Wikimedia commons Since it was first published in English in 1927, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has proved...

‘A gentleman with the mad soul of an Irish convict poet’: remembering Chris Bailey, and the blazing comet that was The Saints

The Saints (Chris Bailey, Bruce Callaway, Janine Hall). Picture by Judi Dransfield Kuepper, Author provided (no reuse) Inala in the early 70s was bleak. A Brisbane suburb...
  • best in travel australia - sidebar 600x300
  • tagg gig guide - add event sidebar 300x600

Must-read

Casey McQuillen takes us through a soulful journey of love’s complexity in ‘Talk In My Head’

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Casey McQuillen invites listeners on an emotional odyssey with her latest single, 'Talk In My Head'. The poignant track delves into the...

A Comprehensive Guide to Porcelain Veneers, Dental Implants, and Your Smile Makeover

Within the realm of cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers and dental implants emerge as extraordinary solutions, not merely elevating smiles but also restoring confidence that...

5 Ways To Wear Maxi Dresses To The Beach And How To Take Care Of Your Skin

Are you ready to elevate your beach style game while keeping your skin glowing and healthy? Maxi dresses are the ultimate summer staple, effortlessly...

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.