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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Starfish Guest Chef: Nobuyuki Matsuhisa

Starfish Guest Chef: Nobuyuki Matsuhisa

World renowned chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, was in town recently for the opening of Perth’s first Nobu Restaurant. Nobu, 63, is partners with movie star Robert De Niro, who also came to town for the launch and was seen popping into The Blue Duck in Cottesloe to feast on... read more
Hingston’s African Themes at Gallows Gallery

Hingston’s African Themes at Gallows Gallery

Artist Christine Hingston’s new exhibition, The Swahili Coast, opened at Gallows Gallery in Glyde Street, Mosman Park. African musicians regaled the crowd, including Premier Colin Barnett and honorary South African consul Bill Peppard, with pulsating rhythms while... read more
Sana: Sisters in Vogue

Sana: Sisters in Vogue

Sana boutique has been a treasure trove for Perth’s style-conscious since its doors first opened back in the late 80s. The store’s flattering designs and choice fabrics are seen draped across many of the most beautiful torsos in Perth. The Starfish popped in to visit... read more
How Healthy Is YOUR Brain?

How Healthy Is YOUR Brain?

    How healthy is YOUR brain? Dr Jenny Brockis, the  Perth author of new best-seller, Brain Fit! says there are plenty of easy ways we can ensure our brains are in top shape. Thankfully that involves a little red wine and chocolate. Sadly, the downside to... read more
This must be the place – 4 Stars

This must be the place – 4 Stars

Dazzling performances by Sean Penn and Frances McDormand in this quirky and original screenplay, written by Paolo Sorrentino, with the collaboration of Umberto Contarello. Penn plays the part of a lazy ageing and retired rock star, whose search for the Nazi criminal... read more
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