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Bibliophile | Daniel Handler explores All The Dirty Parts of high school

All the Dirty Parts: A Novel by Daniel Handler Bloomsbury The main reason for picking up this book is that Daniel Handler also goes by the name Lemony Snicket and I have enjoyed his twisted children’s books, A Series of Unfortunate Events.  All the Dirty Parts is fairly perverse as well as being somewhat perverted, […]

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REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

REVIEW | Laika: A Staged Radio Play – Dreams. Responsibility. Truth.

Laika: A Staged Radio Play | The Blue Room Theatre | til Sept 30 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Laika: A Staged Radio Play produced by Second Chance Theatre Company explores a group of plucky wedding guests who come across an abandoned radio station and an old radio play about cosmonauts from a Russian […]

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Review | Teischa and LANKS cast a spell on Jack Rabbit Slims

Review | Teischa and LANKS cast a spell on Jack Rabbit Slims

It’s not often than a relatively unknown act will surprise you with a world class performance, but that is exactly what LANKS opening act Teischa delivered at Jack Rabbit Slims. Vocally sounding like the illegitimate Florence Welch and Adele’s secret love child, Teischa is an emerging artist that takes just one listen to fall under […]

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Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill: Horror and humour collide at Revelation Film Fest

Women Who Kill (★★★★★) starts off with an advertisement for a hardware store – the one stop shop which has all the things required for getting that dead body off your hands. The ad is on the podcast coming out of New York by ex-partners Morgan (Ingrid Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr). The deadly serious […]

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Wacky Winter Movies: What’s on at the cinema this July?

Sometimes, it is best to see a film with very little knowledge about the film and absolutely no expectations. Fortunately, A Ghost Story (★★★★) which is directed by David Lowry doesn’t have much hype surrounding it. Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, it is an ambitious exploration of loss and the legacy we leave behind […]

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Review: The Advisors is fast, fun and insightful

Review: The Advisors is fast, fun and insightful

The Advisors | State Theatre Centre | Until June 10th |  ★ ★ ★ ★ The Last Great Hunt have quickly established themselves on the local scene as the company at the forefront of interesting and accessible theatre. Their latest production The Advisors is fine fare. This is a show packed with advice, tips and suggestions for […]

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‘Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose’ is thought provoking

‘Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose’ is thought provoking

Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose | PICA | April 28 & 29 | ★ ★ ★ ½  In Show & Tell and Body Not Fit For Purpose, choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion, deliver a performance that is quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. The pair begin sitting in a couple of arm chairs […]

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Bibliophile | Bill Hayes muses on love and loss in the city that never sleeps

Insomniac City by Bill Hayes Bloomsbury Bill Hayes moved to New York from San Francisco in 2009. He took very little with him as he wanted to leave behind reminders of his previous life with his partner who had died from AIDS. At 48 years of age, he had no savings and all his belongings […]

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Bibliophile | A chaotic entry in Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell Harper Collins Patricia Cornwell is incredibly popular, having sold over 100 million books and appearing on the New York Times’ Best Seller List 29 times. This is the twenty-fourth thriller featuring forensic pathologist and lawyer Kay Scarpetta. I remember enjoying some earlier books in the Scarpetta Series and was looking forward […]

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January CD Reviews: The XX, Soundtracks and the ’80s

January CD Reviews: The XX, Soundtracks and the ’80s

12inch Dance: 80’s Australian Pop Various Artists ★ ★ ★ ★ These massive 3 CD compilation albums of twelve inch versions of classic pop songs of the ‘80s are a lot of fun to listen to. Nowadays tunes often get multiple remixes but back in the ‘80s often there’d just be one  extended version, and they’re […]

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