Richard rocks on in the ‘winter of COVID-19 discontent’

Lakespeare's 'Rockspeare Richard III' will be performed live, restrictions permitting, at EPIC and live-streamed online, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Dr Karen mines goldfield stories for good fiction

Historian Dr Karen Downing has been using new methods to search the National Library’s Trove database to find a vast archive of more than 21,000 short stories that had been published in Australian newspapers from 1803 to 1955, reports KATHRYN VUKOVLJAK.

NEWS

Unit fire forces Downer residents to evacuate

Nine residents were forced to self-evacuate after a fire started in a Downer unit this afternoon (August 3). 

OPINION

Grateful is the word and the gratitude shows

This week we're grateful for grants, politicians, hairdressers and a giraffe's birthday... it's another "Seven Days" with IAN MEIKLE.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Who'd be a pilot right now, ponders cartoonist PAUL DORIN.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin

POLITICS

Disaster: Victoria moves into a ‘harsher’, longer lockdown

The Victorian lockdown has not just become drastically harsher - it is now due to run through until September 13, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. 

The government spin that’s going to sink West Basin

"It remains a mystery just how easy it's been for the ACT government and the NCA to deny the facts, the science, the heritage and the potential of West Basin in favour of seeing this foreshore parkland concreted over for apartments," writes PAUL COSTIGAN. 

ARTS

Artsday / Library reopens with show of Australian dreams

The National Library reopens today with an exhibition showing how artists interpret buildings, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her arts roundup.

Wielhorski’s enthusiast legacy inspires bold cello playing

Perhaps it’s partly the large gap in time since I’ve heard anything live, but I truly believe this was a concert of the first rank, writes music reviewer TONY MAGEE.

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