Arts & Culture
Blade Runner 2049: Identity, humanity and discrimination
The Blade Runner films focus on the meaning of humanity; a University of Melbourne bioethicist finds they also foreshadow future ethical concerns over cloning.
‘Like’ has totally evolved to become, like, a legit word
The word "like" may be frowned on, but University of Melbourne research finds young women lead the way in how languages and grammar evolve, and it's, like, fine
Jon Cattapan: A portrait of the artist as a new director
As Professor Jon Cattapan starts a new role as Director at the University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts - he talks life, loss, longevity and art.
Peeling back history to reveal Melbourne’s faces from the past
A team of University of Melbourne conservators has discovered a rich history under layers of paint at Victoria's Trades Hall ahead of its redevelopment.
Alice Pung on John Marsden
Alice Pung on John Marsden is the first book in the Writers on Writers series, from the University of Melbourne, the State Library Vic and Black Inc publishing.
Why Shakespeare would approve of the Pop-Up Globe
As Melbourne hosts a world-first replica pop-up of Shakespeare's second Globe theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains why the Bard would approve.
Why doesn’t modern Australia have diverse regional accents?
University of Melbourne experts discuss why the Australian-English accent doesn't have huge the regional variations other countries around the world do.
Footy isn’t life or death - it’s more important
As the Australian Football League heads into finals season, University of Melbourne experts say footy fanatics may not be as crazy as the uninitiated think.
The arrival of Amazon and the future of Australian publishing
Amazon is coming to Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what impact the online retailer could have on Australia's book publishing future.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Why the critics are wrong
Set to open in late 2017 the Louvre Abu Dhabi may break down barriers between Eastern and Western art, argues a University of Melbourne expert.