Pachinko adaptation by Apple TV+ translates historical sweep of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel into high-budget K-drama
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Pachinko adaptation by Apple TV+ translates historical sweep of Min Jin Lee’s best-selling novel into high-budget K-drama

When Min Jin Lee published her multi-generational saga Pachinko in 2017, it took the literary world by storm. It landed on 75 best-of lists, was a finalist for the National Book Award — and made it into the ‘must read’ recommendations of former US president Barack Obama. The sprawling saga of sacrifice, oppression and resilience … Continue reading

Three RATs a day, and $25,000 weekly bills: Can Australian theatres survive Omicron?
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Three RATs a day, and $25,000 weekly bills: Can Australian theatres survive Omicron?

ABC Arts / By Smriti Daniel for The Stage Show New Year’s Eve. It is nearly time for the curtain to rise after the intermission during Moulin Rouge! The Musical. The audience are all in their seats when Carmen Pavlovic’s phone rings. A performer who was just about to go on, in a role that required very physical and intimate … Continue reading

Arnold Schwarzenegger: From Terminator 5 to ‘green’ champion
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Arnold Schwarzenegger: From Terminator 5 to ‘green’ champion

In his most recent reincarnation, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a green hero. The former governor of California was in India last week to attend the 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), where he praised the Indian government for embracing the “solar revolution” and putting India on the path to increasing its solar energy capacity to 100 … Continue reading