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Review | What the world needs now is more Cilla Black

Review | What the world needs now is more Cilla Black

You’re My World: The Cilla Black Story | Downstairs at the Maj | til Nov 3 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  You can’t help feeling a little smug when you’re holding tickets to a show that has the words “Sold Out” plastered on the entrance door poster. There are few places in Perth as deliciously intimate as […]

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Review | Jesus Christ Superstar is trending on Faithbook

Review | Jesus Christ Superstar is trending on Faithbook

Jesus Christ Superstar | Quarry Amphitheatre | til Nov 4 | ★ ★ ★ ★ It was all buzz and glamour last night as Platinum’s Jesus Christ Superstar opened to an excited crowd at The Quarry Amphitheatre. The colourful and energetic re-imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic didn’t fail to thrill, not least for its taking place […]

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Bibliophile | A hostage situation plays backward in A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult Allen & Unwin Jodi Picoult has done it again. Despite being a prolific writer, her books always produce enthralling stories that engage the reader while covering a myriad of opinions on controversial issues. In her latest novel, she delves into the extreme politics and ethical dilemmas of abortion […]

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Bibliophile | Inappropriation rejects boundaries of humanity and gender

Inappropriation by Lexi Freiman Allen & Unwin   Celebrities send their daughters to Leger Girls’ School. It’s the one with the Sydney Harbour views and Olympic swimming pool – “pavlova white against the dirty eucalyptus green”. Australian author Lexi Freiman went to a similar school and thought it would be an excellent setting to explore […]

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Review | Kaki King was unexpected & exhilarating at the Rosemount Hotel

Review | Kaki King was unexpected & exhilarating at the Rosemount Hotel

I had intentionally not listened to any of her music before I attended American guitarist Kaki King’s The Neck is a Bridge to the Body at The Rosemount Hotel on Sunday night. Usually, I’d give new artists a bit of a listen on Spotify before a gig, but after reading a few reviews, and not […]

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Bibliophile | Kate Mascarenhas explores The Psychology of Time Travel

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas HarperCollins Publishers It all began in 1967 when four young scientists (Margaret, Lucille, Grace and Barbara) used their combined knowledge to create a time machine in an isolated laboratory in Cumbria, in the north west of England. The first complication that arose was that Barbara became ‘destabilised’ […]

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Bibliophile | Munmun is a brilliant satire on the “Amerrycan Dream”

Munmun by Jesse Andrews Allen & Unwin Imagine a world where physical size is directly proportional to how much money you have. In this Gulliver’s Travels world, the littlepoor are rat-sized and the bigrich are the size of skyscrapers. Difficult to imagine but there is a munmun scale at the front of the book to […]

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Bibliophile | The Fortress asks questions about power and the status quo

The Fortress by SA Jones In world much like our own that has never been affected by the #MeToo campaign, Jonathon Bridge has a good life. He has a top-tier job, a fascinating wife, a child on the way and a string of nubile young women or ‘poodles’ available for sex at his workplace. He […]

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Government’s religious freedom review won’t report until May

Government’s religious freedom review won’t report until May

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has extended the reporting date for the government’s religious freedom review. The Prime Minister announced yesterday that the Philip Ruddock led review will not be expected to report until May, due to the sheer number of submissions to the panel. The panel was originally due to report its findings by March […]

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Review | Looking for a #pickup?

Review | Looking for a #pickup?

#pickup | Palace Society at 1907 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ #pickup is the most hilarious show I’ve seen at Fringe. It’s not what I expected. I was pretty sceptical at first. Maybe it was the hashtag in the title, or the complete overabundance of fifty-something hetro couples who piled into the room with me.  But #pickup […]

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