The spiritual successor to your Wild At Hearts, your True Romances, your Bonnie & Clydes, Preacher’s (the comic) very ’90s meditations on America have been carefully transplanted into Preacher (the show) via the surprisingly safe, nuanced hands of two Executive Producers previously best known for scatological juvenilia and bong rips. Read more.
Religious satire has existed for millennia, pre-dating Christianity itself. From the work of Greek playwright Aristophanes – circa 400BC – through to last year’s ribald Seth Rogen animated comedy Sausage Party, the tradition of art questioning belief is fundamental to humanity’s ongoing spiritual evolution. Read more.
TO paraphrase Monty Python’s Life of Brian, MONA Museum figurehead David Walsh is not the art world’s Messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy. The quirky Tasmanian gambler, art collector and businessman — obsessed with sex, death and viscera — challenged four scientist colleagues to curate exhibitions showcasing their theories On The Origin Of Art. In an effort, perhaps, to foment a little more outrage, Walsh — a noted contrarian — has chosen ‘experts’ who are all distinctly male, white and middle-aged. Read more.
In the following piece, Garth Jones reflects on the galvanising evolution in acceptance and tolerance in regional Australia, and wonders what lessons our political leadership could learn from community sentiment at large. Read more.
On Wednesday, 9 November, more than 300 people packed Wesley Uniting Church for the Victorian Council of Churches’ Christian Perspectives on Treaty, Sovereignty and Constitutional Recognition forum. Read more.
Situated about two hours north-east of Melbourne, Shepparton is another regional town, like Maitland, best known for industry. Shepparton, however, has the distinction of hosting an early tour by the Australian rock band ACϟDC in 1976. Read more.
Throughout the past month, Crosslight’s Garth Jones and Tim Lam have travelled throughout Victoria meeting some of the church neighbourhoods that make up the Vic/Tas synod. From songs, to BBQs; fruit picking to political action, these rural churches encompass what it is to be a missional community. Read more.
As the United States prepares to head to one of the most divisive Presidential polls in history, author and speechwriter Don Watson returns with his second Quarterly Essay. Read more.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople is New Zealand writer/director Taika Waititi’s (Eagle vs Shark) fourth feature film. A family-oriented wilderness adventure comedy, Waititi’s latest is based on the 1996 book Wild Pork and Watercress, by eccentric Kiwi bushman-cum-author Barry Crump. Read more.
Critic Adam Marshall, writing for Christianity Today, characterises AMC Television’s adaptation of cult graphic novel Preacher as being part of the presently popular vanguard of superhero entertainment. Read more.
This latest cinematic adaptation of Macbeth is South Australian director Justin Kurzel’s sophomore film, following in the grim footsteps of 2011’s Snowtown. Read more.
“We are an oligopoly community. We shouldn’t fight it.” Andrew Robb, Federal Minister for Trade, August 2013. The ethics and morality of food production, distribution and consumption are prominent topics in the news of late. Read more.
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