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Rock Gold from Angry Old Men

A night of song from some of the twentieth century’s finest rockers, The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men takes you to an altar where you can worship all the great male musicians you’ll never see on one set…

Rain or shine, it’s gin time!

Melbourne: your dedication to drinking gin knows no bounds. Thunder, lighting, and sideways rain won’t stand in the way of a good gin and tonic. Juniperlooza, Melbourne’s first gin festival, kicked off with sunny skies on a warm Saturday afternoon…

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Monster Fest 2017: Interview with ‘The Viper’s Hex’ Co-directors

Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath understand why audiences endure great horror films. When I asked Jasmine Jakupi and Addison Heath, directors of The Viper’s Hex, why movie-goers love horror movies despite their intentions to scare you and make you uncomfortable,…

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Monster Fest 2017 Film Review: Pyewacket

Deeply affecting, works both as a drama and a horror. Some directors just ‘get’ horror. Adam Macdonald, with his second feature after 2014’s tense survival flick Backcountry, has a film that improves on his first effort (which was already pretty…

Best of December: Where to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Melbourne! Tis’ the season of holiday parties, Christmas shopping, and drunk uncles. With a range of markets, parties, and plays, you’ll definitely find something to do this December. Check out out guide for the top ten events around you this…

Boar Film Review

Monster Fest 2017 Opening Night Film Review: ‘Boar’

Boar’s gore is as bloody as its banter is brilliant. During the Q&A after the film, one the stars, Aussie horror legend John Jarratt (Wolf Creek) remarked on how much he loved the dialogue in Chris Sun’s Boar. Too often…

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Enter The Dragon with Moutai

What’s the most consumed spirit in the world? Vokda? Whisky? Rum? Turns out the answer is Baijiu, (pronounced “bye-joe”) a traditional Chinese alcoholic drink. The spirit is in a category of its own, like whisky or gin. So the flavour…

Ripponlea Food & Wine

Ripponlea Food & Wine is located just near Ripponlea station on Glen Eira Road. The venue used to be a ballet shop, which I’m told was a booming business, prior to that it had further history – but I’ll let…

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Vivid White ‘owns’ the Australian property market

Vivid White is brilliant. Melbourne Theatre Company brought Eddie Perfect’s clever satire to life at the Southbank Theatre. This world premier about the Melbourne property market hit close to home. Perfect set his sights on middle class aspirations and turned…