Let’s Take the Rot out of Rotto

Motionless on the ground outside Rotto’s general store, the 60-something lady looked like a cadaver.  I nearly tripped on her, as she lay, sprawled in the dirt. Then I...
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A Book to Save a Garden

The new book Wednesday’s Garden opens with a line by renowned Scottish-American naturalist and writer John Muir. He was a visionary who recognised over 150 years ago the critical...
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JPY on the Road Again!

John Paul Young is back on the road with his Allstar Band, playing classic tunes from the prolific Vanda & Young songbook. The much-loved Aussie singer recently performed at...
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Recipe: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk & Mango

We showed you the soup, so let’s skip to the dessert – another yum dish from the dietary screen queen, Gwenyth Paltrow. She doesn’t keep her sleek bod and...
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Sister Kate’s Marijuana Empire

Sister Kate is a dope-smoking American nun who founded the medicinal-marijuana empire Sisters of the Valley. Her life is so extraordinary, an intriguing documentary, Breaking...
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Film: Happy as Lazzaro

Film: Happy as Lazzaro

This is riveting magic-realist story from director/writer Alice Rohrwacher (The Wonders, Corpo Celeste) which was inspired by real life. A story of sharecroppers working in a feudal system that had been made illegal in 1982 who were exploited by a Marchesa on a... read more
Shop Drama in Cottesloe

Shop Drama in Cottesloe

The man in a Cottesloe shop prior to being interviewed by police. Cries of “Stop this man!” could be heard up and down Cottesloe’s bustling Napoleon Street on Saturday – culminating in the arrival of police officers. “It all happened so quickly, I’m still... read more
Film: Stan and Ollie

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 and his little partner Stan kept the fans laughing in film after film as their well-loved... read more
Frolicking in Frisco

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 hack in the ‘80s, and things looked pretty much the same, save the drab and... read more
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