Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Arts and Society

Influencing the cultural conversation

Review: Crazy Rich Asians
This stereotype-transcending rom-com is long overdue, writes Asian-Australian Professor Sherman Young.
Meet Elias, trilingual at 3
The benefits of language education are vast, and yet in our multicultural society, we're lagging behind.
The gender revolution of Generation Z
'He' or 'she' are just two of the options to express gender for a new generation discarding the idea that people are either male or female.
How parents can help children learn
Is there a right or wrong way to teach children?
When trust is broken
The acrimony between former PM Malcolm Turnbull and senior Liberal figures is a classic example of how relationships rarely survive betrayal, whether they're personal, in business or political.
Introducing the five-minute pet
Yes, we love our dogs and cats, but there’s a whole world of wild animals out there that can enrich our daily lives, too, if we let them.
Australia’s population hits 25 million earlier than expected
This week on August 7, Australia’s population reached 25 million, more than two decades faster than predicted.
Video games could make us better people
There is much hand-wringing about negative effects of video games. But what if they can actually develop the ethics of those who play them?
PODCAST: Prof Ingrid Piller on how bilingualism can help strengthen communities
Professor of Linguistics Ingrid Piller talks to us about her research into migrant English language learning, generational patterns of language transmission, and how bilingualism can be an asset for Australian communities.
Big History gets even bigger, with help from Bill Gates
Professor David Christian hopes his new book can encourage a global approach to solving the grave problems faced by planet Earth. And the founder of Microsoft is right behind him.
The strict media diet that helps fight screen addiction
Approaching technology in the same way we look at nutrition is key to preventing screen use becoming an addiction, says leading psychologist and family researcher.
Review: Sydney Theatre Company's new play, St Joan
Medievalist Professor Louise D'Arcens - who researches how the Middle Ages continue to influence modern society and culture - reviews the STC's new production of St Joan.