Film: Emma

Jane Austin’s last novel Emma, written in 1815, has been adapted for the screen many times, most recently by the BBC in a 2009 mini-series. Writer Eleanor Catton (Booker Prize...
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Film: Pacificado

  Pacificado (“pacified” in Portugese) is named for the pacification police who were charged with cleaning up the crime-ridden favela slums before the 1913 Summer Olympics...
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Three Sisters Shine Through Paint and Lens

    Good things come in threes, and that’s certainly the case over at Gallows Gallery at the moment. The Glyde Street space is staging a vibrant exhibition by sisters...
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Feasting in Florence, Thanks to a Perth Dynamo

    We’re outside the Gothic church of Saint Ambrose, in Florence’s less touristy Santa Croce district, waiting for a woman called Nemi. “We’ve got time for a quick...
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French Festival Film: Les Miserables

    Director Ladj Ly has made a remarkable debut with his first film, Les Miserables, which was chosen as France’s entry to the Academy Awards and is now tipped to win...
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WA: Sex Marks the Spot

WA: Sex Marks the Spot

  It’s official. WA isn’t just home to fine athletes, leading scientists, outstanding doctors and mining zillionaires: when it comes to bedroom antics, we’re friskier, bolder and more experimental than those in any other State. Many of us, it transpires, are just... read more
Artists Turn Out at PLC

Artists Turn Out at PLC

Presbyterian Ladies College’s hallowed halls were alive with vibrant artworks last week during its annual Old Collegian’s Association Art Exhibition. Works from Ben Juniper, Stephen Perry, Michelle Seymour, Janet Pyke and 22 other artists raised more than... read more
Declaration of War

Declaration of War

When Romeo and Juliet lay eyes on each other across a crowded club, it is the proverbial love at first sight. Their whirlwind affair is quickly interrupted by the arrival of their baby son, and for a while they struggle  through the early days of parenthood. When... read more
Here’s Lucy!

Here’s Lucy!

  A Stroll Through Freo’s Wonderful Heritage  The annual Fremantle Heritage Festival is on again, when Freo hums in celebration of both its local history and the thriving modern city it’s become.     For me, a Festival highlight is the Vintage Vixens &... read more
A Taste of Good Living in Perth

A Taste of Good Living in Perth

  The renowned Margaret River wine region is coming to Perth! On Wednesday 6th June a selection of fine wines, travel options and art will be on show at one of the most charming riverside locations in Western Australia – the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. No... read more
Careless Love

Careless Love

    When Linh, an Australian Vietnamese university student, starts moonlighting as a prostitute, she tells herself she can keep her two lives in separate compartments. Three nights a week she works as a call girl, telling friends she is studying late in the... read more
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