Meet the local literati

May 12, 2014

Wordsmiths from all over the world and all walks of life will soon be uniting for the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival (May 19th-25th). This year the festival will explore writing that challenges our concepts of […]

What's On – 233

May 5, 2014

Cheap Couture From the catwalk to the wine bar, Fashion Weekend Sydney has plenty to offer all you fun-loving trendy people out there… Fashion Weekend Sydney will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries, […]

Things we love – 232

April 28, 2014

Coffee, wine and this sign outside Elizabeth’s Bookshop on King Street, Newtown. We spotted these witty words of wisdom in front of the fabulous bookshop on our way up to the pub and were quite […]

Rant: What is an anarchist bookfair?

March 17, 2014

What’s this nonsense I hear about an anarchist bookfair? Aren’t there more important matters than anarchists and their bloody books? Abbott and his cronies are now making decisions on behalf of millions; with cuts in […]

Rant: Anything but fantastic

October 21, 2013

I have not seen a minute of the Harry Potter films, know Twilight only as daylight’s capitulation, have zero interest in any of the seven(teen?) Lord of the Rings epics and have no idea what […]

Beyond the kebab

October 21, 2013

It’s been a while since my last book review, but this one is well worth checking out. Chef Sharon Salloum, of Darlinghurst’s Almond Bar takes her first foray into food writing with her first book, […]

Not So Great Gatsby

July 26, 2013

Do you believe in the green light? A struggling writer (is there any other kind?) once lamented that no matter how hard they tried, emulating the prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s much loved 1925 masterpiece […]

101 Lady Gardens

June 27, 2013

It’s a book full of close-ups of female genitalia created by a man but it’s not what you might initially think. With ‘designer vaginas’ all the rage, Philip Werner is trying to celebrate the everyday […]

Roadtest: Inner West Bookshops

May 20, 2013

In the age of e-readers and e-books, many argue that the printed word is becoming obsolete. Obviously those people have not noticed that the Inner West is home to some of the best independent bookshops […]

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