Tuesday, February 27, 2024
15.4 C
Melbourne

CULTURAL ARTICLES

ARTS/CULTURE FEATURESCULTURAL ARTICLES

Sunday essay: empathy or division? On the science and politics of storytelling

Why don’t chimpanzees rule the world? Is storytelling - the mysterious glue that enables millions of humans to cooperate effectively - the answer? Shutterstock Writers can’t...

If animals could speak, would we understand them?

Image: Wikimedia commons Turin, once briefly the capital of Italy, is famous today for its coffee, delectable hazelnut chocolate, Fiat cars, Juventus FC and the...

Encanto, TikTok and the art of social storytelling: why music is not just for listening anymore

Image: IMBD We need to talk about Bruno. The theme song from Disney’s hit movie Encanto (We don’t talk about Bruno) has become the first song...

Sunday essay: single parenting with a disability – how my 9-year-old daughter became my carer in shining armour

Shakira Hussein (seated in chair) with daughter Adalya Nash Hussein. Photo by Leah Jing McIntosh. Author provided My daughter started to describe me as disabled long before I...

Sunday essay: How leftist, feminist poet Dame Mary Gilmore became ‘Aunt Mary’ in the PM’s political narrative

Images: Wikimedia Commons and AAP/EPA/Erik S. Lesser Dame Mary Gilmore died at 97 in late 1962, two and a half years before the birth of...

Sunday essay: ‘fair game’, racial shame and the women who demanded more

Image: Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month. Mick Tsikas/AAP Sexual politics is difficult terrain for young people to navigate. Desire,...

The psychology of a loss of place: when we demolish socially significant places, we demolish part of who we are

AAP Image/James Ross The John Curtin Hotel in Carlton, another of Melbourne’s cultural landmarks, is set to close. Nearly 150 years old, the pub has long...

No, the federal government didn’t spend $4 billion on COVID support for culture and the arts

Image: Shutterstock Canberra thinktank A New Approach put out an interesting paper last week on the state of public funding for Australian arts and culture. The report made...

How scammers like Anna Delvey and the Tinder Swindler exploit a core feature of human nature

Anna Sorokin, better known as Anna Delvey, during her trial in April 2019. Sorokin is the subject of a new Netflix miniseries. Timothy A. Clary/AFP...

The John Curtin Hotel is a home for Melbourne’s musicians, activists and unionists. Shutting it down is a loss for our cultural heritage

Image: AAP Image/Lukas Coch News the prominent live music venue The John Curtin Hotel is up for sale, with the current lease expiring at the...
  • 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.