Day: 13 August 2017

Flume, Death Grips and the xx help Flow Festival bounce back after severe storm

August 13, 2017

Saturday was a big one for Helsinki’s Flow Festival, not only featuring an exceptionally strong line-up of both locals and internationals, but also putting the infrastructure to the test as a brief but powerful storm swept across the city in the evening and caused a bit of chaos. Finnish locals MC Taakibörsta held it down […]

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Book Review: Whipbird by Robert Drewe is a familiar tale told in a novel way

August 13, 2017

A new novel from Australian author Robert Drewe is something to celebrate.  After all, this is the man who brought us The Shark Net, The Drowner, and The Bodysurfers.  This July saw the release of Whipbird, Drewe’s first novel since 2005’s Grace, though he certainly hasn’t been silent since then. A regular columnist in the […]

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Book Review: Nina Riggs’ The Bright Hour teaches us how to live & die with grace & dignity

August 13, 2017

Death is the great unknown. Yet it is something that we will all have to experience one day. Nina Riggs’ The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living & Dying contemplates some of these very things, as well as some other big existential questions. The book is an excellent meditation on life and death, and serves […]

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Book Review: Claire Halliday’s Things My Father Taught Me is a love letter to Australian Dads

August 13, 2017

In the lead-up to Father’s Day journalist, copywriter and author, Claire Halliday follows up her previous book, Things My Mother Taught Me with one about the dads. Both books are collections of short interviews undertaken by Halliday with well-known Australian identities, where they describe the relationship they have with a parent. These range from warm […]

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Biggie Smalls food truck is heading to Four Pillars this weekend for kebabs, burgers and Gin & Juice

August 13, 2017

After dominating the casual eats scene in Collingwood for years now Biggie Smalls is finally ready to expand, with a new store in Windsor due to open its doors this September. Shane Delia’s gourmet kebab and hip hop empire has grown considerably since first being introduced in Melbourne, even inspiring a food truck which will […]

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Wu Tang Clan have now released their own premium liqueur range in Australia

August 13, 2017

Strangely enough the legendary Wu Tang Clan have decided to use Australia as its official launch country for the crew’s very own premium liqueur line in collaboration with Melbourne-based Divas Beverages, which features four different flavours each very, very affordable. They’re produced locally in Australia, handcrafted with the intention to be used as either a […]

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Winners of the Qantas Epiqure Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2018 revealed

August 13, 2017

The winners of the QANTAS Epiqure Halliday Wine Companion awards for 2018 have been announced. Distinguished wine critic James Halliday has named Paul Hotker of the historic Bleasdale Vineyards as Winemaker of the Year for 2018, as well as the top performers in a host of other prestigious categories highlighting the best in Australia’s rich […]

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10 of the best breakfasts in and around Melbourne

August 13, 2017

Melbourne has the gold-standard locked down when it comes to breakfast and brunch. There’s no arguing against that, especially when the city has held onto that reputation for years on end without ever having to fear healthy competition like Sydney and Adelaide. It’s been a tremendously difficult job but we dived into the rich and […]

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