Where have all the good festive films gone?
Every festive season, we're used to Christmas schmaltz at the movies, but according to University of Melbourne experts, our film traditions are changing.
Sex and the remake
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores the fraught process of remaking a film or TV show, and why updating attitudes to sex may not always work
Get with the (political) programming
If real-life politics is getting you down, University of Melbourne experts recommend fictional political TV power players to inspire your interest instead.
The online overhaul of courtship
Technology is changing our love lives and has been for a while now; but a University of Melbourne expert says despite accusations it's shallow, romance is alive
October surprises and the false hope of the midterms
As Justice Brett Kavanaugh joins the US Supreme Court, a University of Melbourne expert explores whether a protest vote in the midterm elections is likely.
Part 1: 2018 Summer reading
Reading a good book on holiday is one of life’s indulgences, but getting a gem of a recommendation from our University of Melbourne experts can be a true gift.
I’m dreaming of a...
In a new book, a University of Melbourne academic looks at why films sentimentalise Christmas and the holidays without reflecting reality.
Presidential fireworks: The verdict
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump delivered a surprise policy battle in the first 2016 Presidential debate, but in predictably opposite styles.
The romance of online dating
The stigma around finding your partner online must go – it’s just another place to fulfil the human need for love and friendship, a new book says.
Reading behind the ballot papers
Both major parties were losers in Australia's Federal election. In Policy Shop University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis discusses what's going on.