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 Bond Between Mother and Daughter

The Bond Between Mother and Daughter

A year ago, London-based  health writer Laura Bond, who grew up in Perth, learned her mum, Gemma, had cancer. Gemma had surgery, but refused to have chemotherapy, despite her doctor’s urgings. Supportive of her mum’s decision, Laura then started a blog, Mum’s Not... read more
A Mum’s Story: Living with Max

A Mum’s Story: Living with Max

  Former model and TV presenter, Chloe Maxwell has led a glamorous life. But she’s also had to cope with plenty of setbacks in her 35 years, from being bullied at school, to most recently, learning that her beloved young son, Max, is autistic. “It feels terrible... read more
Delicacy

Delicacy

  Starring Audrey Tatou and Francois Damiens A decade after she bewitched the world in “Amelie”, Audrey Tatou has lost none of her ability to light up the screen. “Delicacy”, a frothy French romance, is worth seeing just for the pleasure of watching Tatou... read more
Margaret River: Caves Road Rambling

Margaret River: Caves Road Rambling

Part Two. In this edition of The Starfish we continue our amble down Margaret River’s marvellous Caves Road from the centre of town to spectacular Cape Leeuwin. Out of the surf and back on dry land, you can’t visit the Cape without swinging through town.... read more
Bibliophile

Bibliophile

  Geraldine’s Hot Picks This month’s top five new books are selected by Geraldine Blake, buyer at the Swanbourne Bookcaffe. Her first pick for May is non-fiction work, The House Of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley, (published by Fremantle Press) by... read more
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