Let’s Take the Rot out of Rotto

Motionless on the ground outside Rotto’s general store, the 60-something lady looked like a cadaver.  I nearly tripped on her, as she lay, sprawled in the dirt. Then I...
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A Book to Save a Garden

The new book Wednesday’s Garden opens with a line by renowned Scottish-American naturalist and writer John Muir. He was a visionary who recognised over 150 years ago the critical...
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JPY on the Road Again!

John Paul Young is back on the road with his Allstar Band, playing classic tunes from the prolific Vanda & Young songbook. The much-loved Aussie singer recently performed at...
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Recipe: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk & Mango

We showed you the soup, so let’s skip to the dessert – another yum dish from the dietary screen queen, Gwenyth Paltrow. She doesn’t keep her sleek bod and...
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Sister Kate’s Marijuana Empire

Sister Kate is a dope-smoking American nun who founded the medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Her life is so extraordinary, an intriguing documentary, Breaking...
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Ananda Designs: Jewellery with a Heart

Ananda Designs: Jewellery with a Heart

    Meet Christina Zipperlan, a talented and creative jewellery designer with a generous heart. Four years ago, Christina, a native German who divides her time between Perth and Bali, established her jewellery line, Ananda Designs consisting of unique pieces... read more
Film: The Master

Film: The Master

    This film stars two actors at the pinnacle of their careers. Philip Seymour Hopkins and Joachim Phoenix inhabit their parts as Lancaster Dodd, an intellectual and charismatic charlatan, and Freddie Quell, an alcoholic World War Two veteran. They are... read more
Guest Chef: Matthew Parker

Guest Chef: Matthew Parker

    My Family’s Favourite Angel’s Food This is a recipe that has been passed down from my great-great grandmother to my great-grandmother, my grandmother, my mother and now me. I first had it when I was four years old and since then I’ve had a... read more
Tom Percy: A Case for The Killers

Tom Percy: A Case for The Killers

    I don’t usually review records. Though I was tempted to ghost one last year, about my band’s new CD, until a couple of reputable people came to the party and spared me the ignominy. But every so often a new release comes along that leaves you with no... read more
Tim Maguire – A House of Art

Tim Maguire – A House of Art

    A grand old lady of Peppermint Grove will be farewelled next week, swathed in funky new finery until her demise. The old dame, is, of course, the century-plus old mansion at 19 View Street Peppermint Grove, and she’s being decked out for her last... read more
Ritch Shydner: Ha Ha Ha…Kerplunk!

Ritch Shydner: Ha Ha Ha…Kerplunk!

   Working on a stand-up documentary, “I Am Comic”, brought me back into the stand-up circus, reminding me why I loved the art form and those who are willing to metaphorically die for it.     I still marvel at established comics, like Rick Overton, who eagerly jump on... read more
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