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SOS: Is there anybody out there?

  We cannot do another term of Nationals – we just cannot. They have been here forever, the last one for 27 years … somebody … anybody Save Our Souls! Here in the electorate of the Upper Hunter we are drowning in a …
Review: SG, York Street, Sydney

Review: SG, York Street, Sydney

Do you remember at school constructing a diorama of your ideal building, a revolutionary new design for the future? A trip to the SG (formerly Spooning Goats) on York Street is like being shrunk down as you walk into your Tech & …
New Theatre 2015 season

New Theatre 2015 season

  New Theatre  artistic director Louise Fisher has revealed that for its 2015 season the theatre, one of the oldest continuously running in the country, has a new motto: “In 2015, we encourage you to think big and think new.” Between adventure, passion and drama, the …
Review: J, Howard Jacobson

Review: J, Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson is a novelist known for his humour and wit. His 2010 Man Booker Prize winning novel The Finkler Question is one of few Booker winners to be so brazenly comedic, wearing humour as a heart proudly on its sleeve. Not …
Review: Interpol, El Pintor

Review: Interpol, El Pintor

Following on from the incredible debut Turn On the Bright Lights (2002), it’s older brother Antics (2004) the wise Our Love to Admire (2007) and the self-titled Interpol (2010) is El Pintor (2014) – 4 years in the making. High expectations are …
Review: Orfeo by Richard Powers

Review: Orfeo by Richard Powers

Orfeo is the story of Peter Els, a septuagenarian composer, musicologist, DIY microbiologist, and now America’s most wanted bioterrorist. Written by American Richard Powers, the story of Els’ 70 years of life unfolds before the reader along interweaving strands of narrative: in …