Quiz: 100 years of Disney vs Warner Bros.
As two giants of Hollywood’s culture-defining studios turn 100 – Warner Bros and Disney – test your knowledge in this University of Melbourne quiz.
These five films are a ‘must see’ at MIFF 2023
You don't need to be overwhelmed by the schedule at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with these hot tips from a University of Melbourne expert.
Succession: Ten reasons why you’ll (re)watch this modern TV masterpiece
Now that the series is complete, a University of Melbourne expert discusses why it's so good.
How popular culture helps with the business of death
The opening of ‘Fun Home’ in Melbourne is part of a broader popular embrace of issues around how we deal with death, says University of Melbourne expert
Reframing the ‘Australian Ugliness’
Robin Boyd was known for his scathing assessment of Australian popular architecture, but did he eventually change his mind asks a University of Melbourne expert
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.
Putting the real in fantasy superheroes
The late great Stan Lee’s superheroes are grounded in emotional reality and an optimism that we can still save the world, says a University of Melbourne expert
Nanette, self-deprecation and when not to use it
Hannah Gadsby's Nanette highlights why Australians' tendency to self-deprecate needs to be handled with caution, says a University of Melbourne psychologist.
The myth and magic of Sgt Pepper
As the Beatles' most celebrated album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band, turns 50, Mark Pollard from the University of Melbourne discusses its many myths.
Survivor: The sport of betrayal
The reality TV show Survivor is a global phenomenon where betrayal and social skills are central to what is more a sport than a game show.