The Fires and a Climate for Change

A few days before Christmas, I’d ducked over to Sydney, to do some work for a London TV programme. As we got off the plane, passengers were accosted with the pungent smell...
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Three Artists Unite to Celebrate WA

    A trio of prominent artists is currently staging a show at Gallows Gallery bursting with WA themes and concepts.     The Mosman Park space is brimming...
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Madelaine Dickie’s Red Can Origami

      Author, surfer, adventurer, poet, Madelaine Dickie is a woman on the move. When we first interviewed her three years ago she was elated that her first novel,...
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Film: The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is a brooding, sinister black and white film with towering performances by the two protagonists, Robert Pattinson and William Dafoe. Thomas Wake...
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US Roadtrip: Over the Peaks into Spud Country

    We motored out of Jackson, Wyoming. Time to swing west to the Pacific, following the Old Oregon Trail, the pathway of the pioneers of yore, crossing the vast spaces...
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Film: In Darkness

Film: In Darkness

      In Darkness is the harrowing true story of 11 Polish Jews who spent 14 months in the darkness and filth of the sewers of Lvov in hiding from the Nazis in 1943. It’s also an inspiring tale of survival, heroism and transformation. The unlikely hero... read more
Film: Jackpot

Film: Jackpot

  Jackpot was written by best-selling Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbo (who has sold more than nine million books) with film in mind. Directed by Magus Martens, this movie is darkly comic, full of gags involving betrayal, lots of murder and blood, lottery... read more
Camilla’s Amazing Andes Adventure

Camilla’s Amazing Andes Adventure

  Even when she’s on hols, Sydney designer Camilla Franks is hard at work, looking for inspiration. Her recent trip to Peru and Bolivia, with fiance John Flannery, was, she says, “life-changing.”     Camilla, fondly nicknamed the Kaftan Queen though her... read more
John Teschendorff at Galerie Dusseldorf

John Teschendorff at Galerie Dusseldorf

    An exhibition of paintings and drawings by John Teschendorff was launched at Galerie Dusseldorf this week, including the sixth installment of John’s History Of Ideas series.      “The work reflects my interest in exploring conservative... read more
The Boy Bookworm

The Boy Bookworm

    Trouble Twisters: The Monster Authors: Garth Nix and Sean Williams Publisher: Allen and Unwin Length: 300 pages For ages: 7-12 years  Trouble Twisters: The Monster is the second book in a fantasy adventure series about troubletwister twins Jake and Jaide who are... read more
Great Starfish DVD & Film Give Away!

Great Starfish DVD & Film Give Away!

  Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, we have five DVD gift packs to give away to new subscribers this month, containing hit movies  The Artist, My Week With Marilyn and The Gruffalo’s Chld. French-romantic comedy drama, The Artist, landed five Oscars (including... read more
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