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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Theatre: Our Town

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 how lucky we are to be here, and that most folk never realise it before they drop off the... read more
Film: Capharnaum

Film: Capharnaum

At the heart of the spell-binding film Capharnaum is a street-smart 12-year-old boy scratching a living in the back alleys of Lebanon’s slums.  His name is Zain and he is played by Syrian refugee Zain Al Rafeea with a compelling sense of reality. Like the film’s... read more
Film: Cold Pursuit

Film: Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson’s latest blockbuster action film Cold Pursuit follows a humble Colorado snowplow driver who throws himself into the world of brutal violence and organised crime. It is a remake of 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance  with Hans Peter Moland... read more
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