Dylan Concert: Why Bob, Why?

  By Ronnie Goldberg Bob was his usual arrogant self at his Perth show last night. I didn’t enjoy his concert at all 15 years ago in Centennial Park, Sydney, but thought I’d give...
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Book Review: Finding My Place

    By Suresh Rajan In the interests of proper disclosure it must be said that I am a big fan of Dr Anne Aly and I have been a friend of hers for the better part of 20+...
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Film: Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce excel in The Wife

After a sleepless night of anticipation for Jo Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) and his wife (Glenn Close,) a phone call from Sweden announces Jo is to receive the Nobel Prize for...
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Recipe: Stephane Reynaud’s Ultimate Apple Tart

  Magnifique! Here’s a French classic if you are at a loss as to what to serve at your next high tea or dinner party. It’s from a wonderful new book by Stephane...
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Film: RBG

  In 1993 Bill Clinton nominated Ruth Bader Ginsberg as a judge in the United States Supreme Court. At 85 years old she is a cultural icon who has earned the name of “the...
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The Sapphires gals: taunted no more

The Sapphires gals: taunted no more

  Stunning young Sapphires stars Jessica Mauboy and Miranda Tapsell have the world at their fingertips, thanks to the film’s box office success. The hit flick – based on a true story of an all-girl Aboriginal troupe who toured Vietnam, entertaining the... read more
Artist Andrew Carter goes chook-crazy

Artist Andrew Carter goes chook-crazy

  Artist Andrew Carter’s new Free Range exhibition at Gallows Gallery is aptly named: his paintings are riddled with chooks! “It reflects my ‘free range ‘ state-of-mind, since I moved to Denmark two years ago,” he says.     Since the move from Fremantle... read more
Film: Holy Motors

Film: Holy Motors

  The plot of this movie defies explanation. It is at once weird and wonderful, mad, bizarre, disgusting and unpredictable. It is designed to shock, and involves the audience with its conceptual boldness and challenging ideas. The director/writer Loes Carax says... read more
One Nation Under Gun

One Nation Under Gun

      America had a typical reaction to the recent shootings at a Colorado movie theater, Wisconsin Sikh Temple and near Texas A & M University:  national gun sales spiked.  We watched the news, shook our heads in disbelief and then got in line for... read more
Guest Chef: Gracia D’Adamo

Guest Chef: Gracia D’Adamo

        The smell of freshly brewed coffee lingers in the air, the sound of espresso cups and miniature spoons clink as they are placed on a table covered with a red chequered table cloth. The brick walls are decorated with pictures of children and... read more
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