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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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
P is for Perfect – and Picardy and Pierro

P is for Perfect – and Picardy and Pierro

What is it with great wineries and wine regions that start with the letter ‘P’? There seems to be an inordinate number of mighty good ones out there. Petrus, Penfolds, Pichon, Pommeral, Pommard, Pauillac, um, Picardy, Pierro… Ah, see! There are even local producers in... read more
Agony Aunt

Agony Aunt

DEAR AGONY AUNT: Recently I found out my best friend was having a party. I wasn’t invited. I feel so hurt about this. Do I phone her up and say something, or let it ride? I had been about to invite her to come and stay at Yallingup for a weekend; now I’m in two minds... read more
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