The Premier's Literary Awards shortlist flags a coming-of-age of shorter forms of storytelling.
Broede Carmody Fans may be shocked but that's how the pretzel crumbled.
Linda Morris Marija Pericic didn't tell many people she was tackling her first novel, about a literary fraud.
Garry Maddox A little-known Ryan Kwanten film proves to be the federal government agency's best financial performer.
Garry Maddox The fantasy novel series is seen as being ripe for an international franchise.
Broede Carmody The ABC is standing by part-time television presenter Yassmin Abdel-Magied, arguing the author and youth activist's personal opinions do not represent the national broadcaster.
Michael Idato In the new US drama, the actor plays an American cleric who is elevated to the highest office in the Catholic church.
Paul Byrnes Warren Beatty begins this pageant of Hollywood life in the 1960s with a quote from Howard Hughes, whom he plays with just the right amount of crazy: "Never check an interesting fact". I don't know if Hughes ever said it, because I haven't checked it (boom tish).
Nicole Economos To mark the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, Beyonc?? announced a new educational initiative to help other young women - and it couldn't have come at a better time.
Rob Moran "Please stop assuming the worse [sic] in me. I'm a compassionate person," Scott Baio wrote in a Facebook post.
Reverend Bill Green suggests a way to keep Anzac Day relevant for the next 100 years.
Old Bar heads to Kempsey on Saturday
Dangerous surf conditions have been forecast for the Mid North Coast
An innovative dementia friendly garden is being created at Port Macquarie.
Amalgamation threat to Krambach Race Club
How rare is it to capture the photobomb of a stingray or a dolphin?
Organiser Rhonda Radley said the festival is about the unification of women