Be a Man: speaking up about a silent killer

By Tori Heron Suicide is the biggest killer for men under 54 in Australia and research by one of the nation’s largest support services, Beyond Blue, suggests men are now more likely to suffer from a mental illness and not get help. The tough exterior has hardened the core of many Australian men, making talking […]

Girls kicking goals

By Libby Kimber As Canberra’s best female AFL players take to the field for the senior women’s grand final, the spotlight is on the national league and the controversy surrounding equal pay. Women’s AFL is kicking off nation-wide, with more and more women taking to the field every year. As the AFL prepares to launch […]

Life in Bloom – Floriade Festival 2016

By Lewis Haskew It’s Australia’s largest celebration of spring, the annual Floraide Flower Festival. The biggest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere made its return this year for a month of flowers, performances and family fun at Commonwealth Park in Canberra. Now in its 29th year the festival has been faced with uncertainty […]

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This Is Us: A guaranteed binge watch

This Is Us: A guaranteed binge watch

A gripping and intensely emotional TV drama has hit Australian screens. The award-winning series  “This Is Us” bounces through different time periods following the story of three young individuals Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz)  and Randall (Sterling K Brown) in present time, whilst simultaneously following the lives of a young pregnant couple, Jack (Milo […]

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Colossal Film Review

Colossal, the latest work from Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, hit the box office in early April 2017. The film centres around Gloria (Anne Hathaway), an unemployed journalist from New York who is re-evaluating her life and moves back to her hometown, where she is reunited with her childhood friend, Oscar (Jason Sudeikis). As a mysterious, Godzilla-like creature starts wreaking […]

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Q & A: Will Huang, Lead Actor in Canberra Philharmonic Society’s Production of Chicago

Jarrad West as Ned Weeks and Will Huang as Felix Turner in The Normal Heart. Photo by Dave McCarthy.

On March 26, the curtains closed on Canberra Philharmonic Society’s production of Chicago. I sat down with lead actor, Will Huang to discuss his role in the show and what life is like for an actor in Canberra. Q: Congratulations on your role in a very successful production of Chicago. You played lawyer, Billy Flynn. What […]

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Greek Cafés and Milk Bars of Australia – A Book Review.

Greek cafes and milk bars of Australia lecture at the Niagara cafe, Gundagai NSW, 10 March 2017.

It is 1942 and just after midnight in the sleepy NSW town of Gundagai and brothers Jack and Vic Castrission are locking up their café, the Niagara, when they hear a knock at the door. A group of smartly dressed men, who are traveling from Melbourne to Canberra, tell the brothers they are cold and […]

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Running away to the circus – Q&A with Amanda Lee

Kooza is damn good. What have I learnt this week? Elbow planches get the biggest applause… A post shared by Amanda Lee (@amanda.rose.lee) on Feb 18, 2017 at 8:50pm PST It’s a dream that many have had, running away from home to join the circus. But for Amanda Lee, this is her reality. She is […]

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The Lego Batman Movie Review

After hearing the mixed reviews on The Lego Batman Movie I was unsure as to whether I would like it, but I’m pleased to say I was blind-sided by how much I enjoyed watching it. While slow to start, the movie picks up to a fast paced, witty and celebrity packed romp. Will Arnett voices the titular […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

Magic the Gathering: The Fun, The Competition, The Money

Since 1993, Magic the Gathering the card game has developed millions of players worldwide. Not only is it a fun […]

Q&A with Giants Netball Player Leigh Kalsbeek

Leigh Kalsbeek (@leighkalsbeek_ ) looking to complete a cheeky bounce pass around her opponent in game 1 for the Canberra […]

Auto-Italia Canberra 2017

There were plenty of cars, bikes and scooters on show at the annual Auto-Italia event for 2017, held at the Old Parliament […]

Q&A: Rose Cosplay

  Rose Cosplay, more casually known as Cassie, has travelled across Australia to create costumes, collaborate with photographers, and dress up […]

Warm Winter Wonder: Hot Cross Bun Puddings Recipe Review

Canberra is already cooling down this year and residents are in need of dessert that can warm them up this […]

800 Words Season 2 Review

Season two of 800 Words continues to follow the lives of the Turner family. It picks up at end of the previous […]