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Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Craig Silvey’s ‘Honeybee’ among the nominees for Indie Book Awards

Western Australian author Craig Silvey is among the shortlisted authors for the 2021 Indie Book Awards with his third novel Honeybee. Silvey previously won the awards top honour with his previous work Jasper Jones.  Honeybee is a first-person account of a traumatised teenager and covers serious themes including suicide, child abuse, post-traumatic stress, gender dysphoria. Twenty-four […]

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Review | Polish film ‘Corpus Christi’ tackles faith and forgiveness

Review | Polish film ‘Corpus Christi’ tackles faith and forgiveness

Corpus Christi | Dir: Jan Komasa | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  This Polish film is based on actual events. Twenty year-old Daniel (Bartosz Bielenia) is paroled from prison after serving time for second-degree murder. After finding comfort in religion during his prison term, his desire is to become an ordained priest, but his criminal record prevents […]

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Curate your own festival with Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival

Curate your own festival with Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival

Queer Screen’s 28th Mardi Gras Film Festival is mixing things up in 2021, offering both online and in-cinema options to maximise everyone’s experience. Running nationally on-demand, and from Feb 18th to Mar 4th in Sydney, the festival will bring the best of international and local LGBTQIA+ cinema to audiences around Australia. “The current on-going challenges […]

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‘Sex and the City’ revival confirmed, Kim Cattrall won’t return

‘Sex and the City’ revival confirmed, Kim Cattrall won’t return

The rumoured reboot of Michael Patrick King’s Sex and the City has been confirmed by streaming service HBO Max. Original stars Sarah-Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are all set to return for 10 episodes of And Just Like That… First aired in 1998, the new series will pick up on three of the four original New […]

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‘Canada’s Drag Race’ to return for round two in 2021

‘Canada’s Drag Race’ to return for round two in 2021

If you can’t get enough of Drag Race, have no fear; Canada’s Drag Race is set to return for its second season in 2021. Canada will join RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and the much-anticipated debut of Drag Race Australia on the airwaves later this year. The trio of judges from last year’s debut season, original series […]

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Bibliophile | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘Eat Better Forever’

Bibliophile | Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘Eat Better Forever’

Eat Better Forever by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Bloomsbury With so many debates about the food we consume that many people are left feeling confused, anxious and even guilty about something that is essential for their survival. Avoiding most of the negativity surrounding our nourishment, this book is a welcome relief, making it easier to choose, eat […]

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‘Briefs’ cancel Fringe World performances due to border closure

Undoubtedly one of the most popular troupes at Fringe World each year is the crazy team of performers from Briefs. Sadly the crew have had to cancel their appearance at Fringe World 2021 due to the border restrictions with Queensland. The company said they were disappointed to not be making their 10th consecutive appearance at […]

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Ariel Pink dropped by record label after attending Trump rally

Ariel Pink dropped by record label after attending Trump rally

Record label Mexican Summer has dropped indie musician Ariel Pink from it’s roster. The musician had recently voiced his support for US President Donald Trump and had attended the rally that preceded protesters rampaging through the Capitol building earlier this week. Ariel Rosenberg, who performs under the name Ariel Pink has been a vocal supporter […]

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Five tracks to remember the amazing artistry of David Bowie

Five tracks to remember the amazing artistry of David Bowie

Today marks five years since the world reeled in shock at the death of iconic musician and actor David Bowie. Back in 2016 Bowie released his 25th album Blackstar on the 8th of January, his 69th birthday. Two days later the news broke that the singer had died from liver cancer having kept his condition private. His […]

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Duran Duran mark five years since the death of Bowie with ‘Five Years’ cover

Duran Duran mark five years since the death of Bowie with ‘Five Years’ cover

Duran Duran have marked the fifth anniversary of the death of David Bowie by releasing a cover of his tune Five Years.  The British band have always cited Bowie as a major influence and they’ve previously covered several of his tunes including Fame, Diamond Dogs and Boys Keep Swinging.       On Friday Duran Duran performed for at A […]

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