Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Review: Jane Austen's Emma
Professor of English Louise D'Arcens reviews the new film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
When granny flat deals go bad: legal pitfalls for the elderly
An ageing population and concerns about the quality of aged care in Australia are tipped to lead to more family care arrangements – but what looks like a win-win situation is leading to dire consequences for elderly parents, research by
100 not out, a centenary of radio
This year marks 100 years since the dawn of radio as the first broadcast medium and despite the rise of digital media, broadcasting continues to thrive – and play a crucial role for communities in crisis.
Parasite Oscar takes K-Pop global
South Korean film Parasite’s Best Picture win at the 2020 Academy Awards signals a new global acceptance of Korean popular culture, writes International Studies expert Dr Thomas Baudinette.
Review: SIX, a pop musical about the wives of King Henry VIII
The latest reimagining of the six wives of King Henry the VIII, playing at the Sydney Opera House until March 5, is one for the #MeToo era, writes Macquarie University Senior Lecturer in English, Dr Stephanie Russo.
The 2010s: How rising inequality defined 10 years that shook the world
Macquarie University experts look back on the big events of the last 10 years in the economy, health and medicine, the environment and politics and predict what the 2020s might bring.
Can you create your own Game of Thrones-style language?
Dr Nick Wilson, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, explains.
Why selling fake horns won't save rhinos
As Australia moves closer to enacting elephant ivory and rhino horn trade bans, new tech projects aim to hit traders where it hurts by flooding the market with fakes. But it won't work, argues Macquarie Law School's Zara Bending.
Celebrating the role of women in passing on Indigenous knowledge
A new book gives unique insights into the ways Indigenous women nurture songspirals to pass on the knowledge of their history and ancestral lands.
How museums can hook children for a lifetime of learning
Macquarie University researchers attached GoPros to young children and watched them play in different museums – what they found will help shape a new way of designing family-friendly exhibits at two of Sydney's most popular venues.
Get out now: Why Sydney’s first catastrophic fire warning will save lives
The first “catastrophic” fire danger rating for the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven areas comes with warnings that people living in bushfire zones should get out now.
Tips for teen years from a former police negotiator
Knowing what to say, and when and how to say it, can be a powerful tool in the self-help kit for parents navigating their way through the teenage years.