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Madcap fun on Gilligan’s Island

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…who could mistake those opening words and sounds of the theme song of that 1964-67  TV show you watched after school, laughing at the exploits of a bunch of first world fools…

Getting Lucky at Rice Paper Sister

There are few things in life I find more pleasurable than sampling a little bit of ‘everything’. So when Rice Paper Sister announced their Lucky 88 events, it was immediately on my ‘to eat’ list. The event offers eight dishes…

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Meet The Albion, Melbourne’s Newest Rooftop Venue

Rooftop bars are one thing a city can never have enough of. The Albion Rooftop is South Melbourne’s newest, launching just in time for the end of summer! The story of The Albion is a true flames to phoenix saga…

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Angus & Bon Launch Party

I don’t often get the red carpet treatment, but Greville Street’s token new steakhouse – Angus & Bon’s launch party was a welcome exception. If anyone knows how to throw a five-star launch party, it’s these guys! After making my…

A gouda time at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards

Eating cheese and drinking wine on a warm summer night. Does life get any better? It does if the cheese board is entirely made up of championship winners from the Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The AGDA celebrated the cream of…

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Havana Nights:The 2018 Australian Same Sex Dance Championships

The Australian Same Sex Dancesport Championships 2018 Havana Nights had the Art Deco ballroom of St Kilda’s Town Hall basking in hypnotic music, moves, charm, swagger, and gusto. A well devised program of heats, interspersed with interstate and international guests,…

Ms Elwood

Ms Elwood Summer Party

Summer is here and we don’t know of a better way to beat the heat, than by sipping a frozen gin & tonic from Ms Elwood. Yes, it’s a real thing, and yes you can relive your 7/11 kiddie Slurpee…

Happy End

Film Review: ‘Happy End’

Michael Haneke depicts contemporary life better than most directors half his age. Nobody can place a camera like Michael Haneke. Director of cinematic endurance tests (Funny Games) and aggressively perverted relationship comedies (The Piano Teacher) Haneke has a fondness for…

Menashe

Film Review: ‘Menashe’

Skewers loneliness to an almost uncomfortable degree Even with the strictest sense of community, a tight-knit group can still strike a sharp note of loneliness in the individual. That’s certainly what Menashe (Mensashe Lustig) experiences, as the the titular protagonist…