Before turning her hand to fiction writing, Kate Murdoch exhibited widely as a painter. Her novels include Stone Circle, a historical fantasy novel set in Renaissance Italy, and The Orange Grove, about the passions and intrigues of court mistresses in 18th century France. Kate spoke with the Broad about writing,
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As we enter our second month of lockdown, isolation or social distancing - your current status will depend on where you’re living or if you’ve travelled recently, but you know how you are - here’s this month’s round-up of TV, film, books and podcast suggestions, plus
How many events have you had cancelled in the last few weeks? Probably any number of things you’ve been looking forward to have now vanished from your calendar. The Broad counts the Sydney Writers Festival, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, concerts, book launches and talks among the diary cancellations stretching into
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While the pandemic rages on, Some Notes From A Broad will give you a range of posts, including the usual monthly round-up of recommendations of what to watch and read. If a subject feels suitable for the blog and the crisis at hand, I’ll consider
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Like many of us, The Broad is now on work from home confinement and will be for the coming weeks. Not sick, just socially isolating. She sends good wishes for the health of you and your nearest and dearest in the coming weeks and months.
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Calamity Jane. When you read that name, you most probably think of the blond-haired, pretty, gunslinging character played by Doris Day in the movie Calamity Jane. It should come as no surprise to learn that Hollywood has taken a large dose of creative licence with
This month's round-up of TV, film, books, podcasts and more to keep you entertained and informed in March.
A Note on TV
The Twelve is a Belgian drama about a jury who must decide if school headmistress Fri Palmers is guilty of two separate murders, one 20 years ago of
In a week when the brilliant ‘How To Be A Lady’ video, narrated by former Sex and the City actress and New York mayoral candidate, Cynthia Nixon, went viral, this post is celebrating slacker chicks on screen. Why? Because they give the middle finger to plenty of the ‘rules’ about
If you’re reading this post, then hopefully it means you’ve got an interest in arts and culture, with a dash of feminism and a twist of digital.
Now the Broad wouldn’t want to encourage you to go elsewhere for your news and views (or fill up your inbox any further),
The Oscar awards in the US this week followed the Bafta awards in London a couple of weeks ago and, amid the dress reviews, speeches, dud jokes and bad comedy routines, there was something else going on. The discussion about diversity, or lack of diversity, in the films and filmmakers