BOOK REVIEW: CATHERINE FOX – STOP FIXING WOMEN

  For years society’s “fingers” have been squarely pointed at women. We’ve been told what to do, what to avoid, to lean in, speak up, support each other and back ourselves. But has this information – which is sometimes contradictory – actually helped achieve anything? The gender pay gap remains largely unchanged and the percentage…

BOOK REVIEW: NADIA MARKS – AMONG THE LEMON TREES

Love is a wonderful thing. We all want to experience it. Many musicians, artists and writers have used it as inspiration, but it was perhaps Darren Hanlon who put it best when he sang, “Love is just a lazy generalisation that we use for a hundred different feelings and as many situations.” Journalist and author, Nadia…

DVD REVIEW: STREETS OF YOUR TOWN

  Streets of Your Town is a romp through history, suburban Australia and its architecture. Comedian, Tim Ross, a self-confessed modernist tragic who has performed his own live shows in significant Australian buildings takes us on a journey through different Aussie structures, from the significant ones to the humble family home ranging from the 1950s…

EP REVIEW: THE FALLS – HOLLYWOOD

Jack and Meg. Kim and Thurston. Stevie and Lindsay. Music is littered with creative couples whose relationships have gone bad. But if there is any silver lining to these grey clouds it is that they often continue making sweet music together. It’s usually relatable and often classic, capturing our minds and tugging at our heartstrings….

ALBUM REVIEW: BEARHUG – BILL, DANCE, SHINER

If there was ever a band that sounded like they were giving a giant bear hug to J. Mascis then it’s – ahem – Bearhug. Frontman and singer, Ryan Phelan even sounds a lot like the Dino’s J. And while that grey-haired, skateboarding elf and king of distortion no doubt gives good hugs, the band’s…