AB Bishop On Going Native & Win Her New Book!

With our forests burning in wildfires across Australia, our own backyard gardens have never felt more precious. Slabs of welcome greenery in an increasingly over-cooked world....
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Craig Foster’s Fight for Hakeem

  What I admire greatly about Craig Foster is that he is so very understated. I met the man at a FECCA conference in Hobart recently, and as is obligatory these days when in...
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Film: Two Powerful Stories of Secrecy and Cover-Ups

Two new films, The Report and Official Secrets, are chilling reminders of the scurrilous deeds governments can get up to when trying to hide their actions from the people they...
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A Culinary Odyssey in Roma

    A tray of creamy pink icing studded pastries is being held my way– by a strapping Roman chap who looks like he’s just glided off a catwalk. “Mangia!” he commands....
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Turkish Recipe: Veal Meatballs with White Beans & Tahini Salad

    This hearty and delicious Turkish recipe is selected from the wonderful cookbook Adventures in Turkish Eating – Anatolia (Murdoch Books). Authors Somer...
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Here’s Lucy: Annabelle Gordon, Paper Queen

Here’s Lucy: Annabelle Gordon, Paper Queen

    The first time I saw Annabelle Gordon’s unique paper cuts I was amazed at how intricate and delicate they are one wrong move and the whole work could be ruined. “All these paper cuts are hand cut  -sometimes painstakingly – from beautiful acid free... read more
Film: Liberal Arts

Film: Liberal Arts

      Elizabeth Olsen has a smile that lights up the screen. In Liberal Arts, she lights up for Josh Radnor, who plays the role of Jesse Fisher, a jaded admissions officer at a New York college. Jesse hasn’t done much with his life since he graduated in... read more
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

    Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Canadian author of bestseller The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, had a miserable childhood. Born with severe learning difficulties, she read and wrote everything backwards, and was uncoordinated. But Barbara was also possessed... read more
Gail’s Make-up: The Eyes Have It

Gail’s Make-up: The Eyes Have It

  How to create quick and beautiful eye makeup.   Applying eye makeup isn’t always easy. Here are some great tips to help you get a professional look. When you put on foundation, don’t forget the eyelids. And apply concealer underneath and in... read more
Starfish Film Giveaways: Liberal Arts

Starfish Film Giveaways: Liberal Arts

        We have 10 double passes to new drama-comedy movie, Liberal Arts, to give away to subscribers of The Starfish. Written and directed by its star Josh Radnor, 38, the movie, co-starring Zac Efron and Richard Jenkins, is, says The Hollywood... read more
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