Film: Stan and Ollie

For two decades from the late 1920s to the 1940s Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were hugely successful as the world’s most famous slapstick comedy duo.  Hefty, bumbling Ollie...
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Frolicking in Frisco

    The Bay Area looked a picture as our plane slid smoothly into San Fran on a fine February afternoon. I’d made the same glide path many times as a stripling LA-based...
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Perth in the 60s: A Happier Time?

Author Marcella Polain If you were a youngster in Perth in the 60s, how was it for you? Perth writer Marcella Polain was there, and she has bitter-sweet memories of the time. In...
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Theatre: Our Town

Our Town has hit our town, and it feels a lot like most towns. Thornton Wilder’s avant-garde 1938 play relates how, in a seemingly humdrum and uneventful world, we often overlook...
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Film: If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could talk is an absorbing and beautifully made film adapted from a 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name by director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). It is a...
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The King is Dead

The King is Dead

    The King is Dead is a darkly humorous film that almost everybody can relate to:  if you have not had the neighbors from hell,  you will know someone who has. Rest assured that they could not be worse than the King and his associates! Max  (Dan Wyllie) is... read more
Howard Park: Enduring Consistency & Quality

Howard Park: Enduring Consistency & Quality

  Howard Park Wines has been in the vanguard of top WA wineries for over a quarter of a century. While the winery has won numerous accolades and awards during this time, excellence in winemaking is not judged in sporadic triumphs, trophies and medals alone. The... read more
Premier Colin Barnett Interview – Part Two

Premier Colin Barnett Interview – Part Two

  In Part Two of our interview with WA Premier Colin Barnett, he talks about how it feels to be criticized – he can even sympathise with embattled politician Craig Thomson – his future as Premier, secession, and WA’s relationship with China. What’s the... read more
Anna Chandler: Colouring Our World

Anna Chandler: Colouring Our World

  “Come in,” designer Anna Chandler smiles, resplendent in a multi-coloured silk kaftan (an Afghan wedding gown) as she throws open her antique Indian wooden doors to The Starfish. We’re here to enjoy a cup of tea with the vivacious founder of Anna Chandler... read more
Cape Lodge Marron Tortellini

Cape Lodge Marron Tortellini

Here’s Cape Lodge Chef Tony Howell’s very Western Australian favourite pasta dish. Ingredients For the pasta: 700g/1½lb bakers flour, plus extra for dusting 4 eggs Olive Oil & Salt For the Marron: 2 raw marron Salt, pepper & dill Egg whites Drizzle... read more
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