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The Magic Pill film review: Pete Evans’ intellectually poisonous diet documentary

News & Commentary, Screen |

With the addition of the Pete Evans-produced health documentary The Magic Pill to its library, Netflix continue a slate of commissions and acquisitions that are either bold or tone deaf, depending on your perspective. See also: the second season to the controversial 13 Reasons Why, among the most socially irresponsible television shows of the 21st

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The Royal Wedding: Suits actress brings audacity, conviction, compassion and relevance to the Crown


When Bishop Michael Curry, the African American head of the American Episcopal Church, went off script at the wedding of Meghan and Harry and launched into a riveting and chaotic monologue about love, he turned a Royal Wedding into the greatest theatrical moment on live TV so far this century. All those lefty republicans who studiously

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La Mama: How not just to survive, but thrive after a theatre fire

News & Commentary, Stage, Theatre |

“La Mama theatre is a Melbourne masterpiece, a critically important part of our theatre history and living performance ecology,” writes Carrillo Gantner of the tiny Carlton theatre founded 51 years ago by Betty Burstall.  La Mama, arguably the birthplace of contemporary Australian theatre, was destroyed by fire as a result of an electrical fault early on Saturday morning. Gantner,

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