In our time the self-proclaimed artist has joined celebrity.
Mired in its political ties, can the APT7 maintain its independence and paint a true picture of what's going on in the region?
Although Creative Australia lacks the ambition and gravitas of 1994's Creative Nation, it may well prove to be more influential, especially for Indigenous and young artists.
Argo does not employ what may be termed a conventional and predictable Hollywood plot.
Hilary Mantel's French Revolution
Fact mixed with fiction and fact stranger than fiction, The Seaglass Spiral and Joseph Anton are beautiful in their own ways.
Canadian author Cory Doctorow has an approach much like Julian Assange's.
Michener, Bryson and Harper all have something to say to contemporary Australians.
And there are books, of which the act of reading itself can be vividly recalled as if it were yesterday.
The problem with most art criticism is it is written by non-artists who don't really understand art.
Littlemore rejoiced in the vilification aimed at him by the media personnel he and his production team exposed as hypocritical, incompetent or unoriginal.
The present can crowd out the future, and one way to regain it is to visit the past.