Celebrated Australian jazz musician Bob Barnard has played at hundreds of jazz parties and festivals all over the world, but his favourite is the Noosa Jazz Party, running from Friday 28th August to Sunday 6th September.
Glen Falkenstein reviews the latest big, dumb disaster flick San Andreas – if you like seeing the world getting wrecked, this film is for you.
While many Australian films have candidly framed social issues for all the world to see, few are likely to pack as much of a punch as Touch, writes Josh Sampson.
Franca Arena wishes a very happy 40th birthday to SBS Radio and takes us back to where it all began, when there were no channels through which Sydney’s diverse ethnic communities could be heard.
Marian King gives her FULL RUNDOWN, squeals and all, from Eurovision 2015, and it’s SWEDEN SWEDEN SWEEEEEEDENNNNN…if you didn’t already know.
Glen Falkenstein may love reviewing films (and we love his film reviews!), but he couldn’t help offer up his Eurovision wrap for 2015 because the drama and dazzle are just about as good as any film…well…kinda…
Jordan King Lacroix on drunk environmental researcher’s public disturbance: between fracking, climate change and El Niño, mankind’s end is clearly nigh.
Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning is what you’ll find at Lachlan R Dale’s bedside, and, reflecting on the psychiatrist’s experiences in Auschwitz, is a must have and unique perspective on the human psyche. Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist, was interned in a number of concentration camps…
Following Loras Tyrell’s character arc, Scarlett Hawkins examines sexuality in Game of Thrones, specifically the feminisation of once-central, now-caricatured, LGBTQI characters.
So, you’re going to show your non-support of Russia by booing their Eurovision entry this year? With fancy anti-booing technology on the cards, Tim Chandler suggests you think again. The Eurovision Song Contest has taken the extraordinary measure of installing anti-booing technology as a Plan B to any unfavourable audience reactions – mainly towards Russia. Russia wasn’t the crowd favourite at…
Juliette Furio chats with painter Dolan Reskov, who explores how the discipline, beauty and freedom from his past in graffiti and street art translates to the canvas. Street artist turned painter, Dolan Reskov aka Cheeba, gained some notoriety as a “writer” (graffiti artist) in the late ’90s during the 2nd wave of Sydney street art,…
Don’t let the “based-on-a-true-story” label scare you off, Glen Falkenstein found Woman in Gold to be a touching drama about two very different people with a common past.
For those unaware, Dave Letterman officially retires today from his long running and highly successful Late Show with David Letterman…here’s a story from Mike Welsh about his brush with Letterman fame.
Power chords, key changes, fluoro, hair gel, synths – Eurovision 2015 is here, and the comp that made Jedward and ABBA famous has an honorary entrant in Australia, with a chance for Eurovision glory.
Mike Welsh teams up with Sydney rock band Velveteen to offer PM Tony Abbott a spot on the musical landscape, accompanied by illustrations from the team at Friday Mash. Given I’d knocked out scores of corny ditties for radio shows, including for Prime Ministers Howard (little Johnny H) and Gillard (Julia G the Ginger Dreamboat), and…
Museums allow objects to speak, to bear witness to past experiences and future possibilities, writes René Wadlow, which is why they are deserving of greater protection, particularly during times of conflict.
Ivana Brehas presents her Top Five Queer cinematic gems in celebration of yesterday’s #IDAHOT (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia).
Johnny Depp may have unknowingly illegally brought his lil pooch buddies Boo and Pistol into Australia, but the way Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce dealt with it, while legal, was bloody embarrassing, right? Ugur Nedim looks at the legal side of it all.
All dog owners develop a special relationship with their dogs, but the back and forth between Paris Portingale and pet poodle Gerry is…particularly…unique…
Glen Falkenstein’s review of the latest entry into George Miller’s universe of Mad Max in the recently released Mad Max: Fury Road.
Longtime Ian McEwan fan Loretta Barnard shares her disappointment in McEwan’s latest novel, “The Children Act,” in TBS’ latest #bookreview