Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

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.
Macquarie changing the world through the power of research
From seeking cures for devastating diseases to developing heat-resistant crops, Macquarie University is making a real-world impact through its research, writes Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Sakkie Pretorius.
Book review: The Testaments
Three decades after the dystopian best-seller The Handmaid's Tale hit the shelves, Department of English senior lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo gives her verdict on the sequel, The Testaments.
The man behind the Tuscan splendour tourists come to see
On the anniversary of his birth 500 years ago, due recognition of art patron Cosimo I de’Medici is long overdue - and the Art Gallery of NSW has drawn on Macquarie University expertise to mark the occassionthis month.