1 November 20138 November 2013 Culture / Writing / Reflection The Overland podcast: Alison Croggon Eloise Oxer Welcome to the second instalment of the Overland author-interview podcast series, in which we chat with one of our contributing authors about the ideas behind their words, their writing practice and their world. We’ll also listen in as they spoil us with readings of the featured work. This month, we invite you to join Overland editorial intern Eloise Oxer in conversation with award-winning Australian poet, novelist and critic Alison Croggon, as they discuss the innumerable benefits of art and the case for public arts funding. Alison writes prolifically, across many genres, and is one of Australia’s most respected critical voices. Her essay ‘Why Art?’ recently featured in the spring issue of Overland, is at the heart of this month’s author-interview podcast. We hope you enjoy! (Many thanks to Chris Chapple for the music.) Eloise Oxer Eloise Oxer is an actor, editor, writer and rambler and a long-time Overland fiction reader. More by Eloise Oxer Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays 4 First published in Overland Issue 228 3 June 202225 July 2022 Main Posts Myth–archetype–story–f[r]iction: Helen Garner’s How to End a Story Moya Costello The third volume of Helen Garner’s diaries, How To End a Story, is a reminder of how affecting books, or art and culture more widely, are. This is art, as Elizabeth Grosz writes via Gilles Deleuze, as an ‘enhancement or intensification of bodies’, an ‘elaboration of sensations.’ First published in Overland Issue 228 22 April 202229 August 2022 Main Posts Night Luxe: ‘vibe shifts’ and the nocturnal femme fatale Lauren Collee In reproducing some of the visual conventions of the noir genre, night luxe connects itself to a history of image-making that is enthusiastic about the way images can be manipulated, and about the way night-time resists visual clarity. Night luxe signals a shift not so much in ‘vibes’ but in the fact that the internet is now reflecting on its own practices of image-making and trying to think up narratives for them in real time.