Rant: Christmas abroad ain’t that bad

December 9, 2016
Looking back, this will be my eighth Christmas not spent with my family. I’ve lived abroad for quite some time and it’s often difficult to fly home during Christmas. Frankly, coming from a Chinese family, […]

What’s On – 297

December 9, 2016
Carols on Norton Carols are a staple of this time of year; is it really Christmas if you don’t sing along to some carols? Luckily our local community carols are here to fill that void […]

Roadtest: Caroling Season

December 2, 2016
Carols, shmarols right? Who can relate to them? They seem to be about things entirely irrelevant to Sydney’s silly season, like snow and chestnuts and mangers and silent nights. Even if you are Christian, you […]

What’s on – 296

November 25, 2016
Spiegel’esque Part cabaret, part song and dance and part circus makes for one interesting night. Overall, Spiegel’esque is a cabaret, but not like any you have seen before. Including comedy and slapstick, the show is […]

Rant: reprieve from culture wars, please

November 25, 2016
All I want for Christmas is a reprieve from the culture wars As 2016 begins to wind down, one thing that seems to be revving up is this country’s so-called culture wars. What could it […]

Inner West Whispers – 296

November 25, 2016
Hot Dub Hot Mess – WestCONnecting – Local foodies doing us proud • It’s hard to know who went more over the top last Saturday, the cops or the teenyboppers at the Enmore’s Hot Dub Time […]

Your Say: the ideal garden

November 18, 2016
What would be your ideal garden? “A communal garden would be wonderful, something that is low-maintenance and also has a herb garden inside.” Mabel, Leichhardt “Anything that is environmentally minded and that uses as little […]

At home with Matthew Moore

November 18, 2016
Marrickville resident Matthew Moore has grown a ‘heartfelt economy’ from what was once a vacant shopfront on Norton Street. The Backyard Network teaches locals how to make the most of their waste and outdoor space. […]

Inner Best: Class Bunny

November 11, 2016
Community, learning and sharing are the central tenets of Class Bunny, an initiative set up by Pamela Woods that brings community-based learning to the Inner West by encouraging people to share their skills and passions […]

Community rant – 295

November 11, 2016
Inner West’s no longer silent majority I was so happy to be a part of Norton Street Festa and experience the vibrant community spirit and see the forlorn street buzzing again. It was a joyous community […]
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