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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Beauty: In the Buy of the Beholder

Beauty: In the Buy of the Beholder

  Gail’s Beauty Tips As a seasoned makeup artist. I spend way too much money trying new products. Funnily enough, most of my favourite little gems are not the expensive ones. Here are some of my absolute faves: (and no beauty company has greased my palm to... read more
John Pilger: Australia has Abandoned Assange

John Pilger: Australia has Abandoned Assange

    The Australian Government has abandoned Wikileaks activist Julian Assange, says award-winning journalist John Pilger. Speaking at the Ubud Writer’s Festival in Bali, the controversial Australian commentator said it was “to our great shame” that Assange,... read more
Reading and Ricing in Ubud

Reading and Ricing in Ubud

    Where else would you find John Pilger, Nick Cave, Jeffrey Eugenides and Jose Ramos-Horta in a room? The Starfish was among thousands who flocked to enjoy the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, set up nine years ago by Australian Janet De Neefe to... read more
Here’s Lucy! When Libby Met Enid

Here’s Lucy! When Libby Met Enid

      When fashion photographer Libby Edwards met embroidery artist Enid Twiglet, it was a match made in heaven. “We met by chance in August – it turned out we had both been following each other’s careers. When Libby suggested we do an exhibition... read more
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