Day: 28 April 2020

Travel by Taste: 11 food shows on Netflix to binge through

Although we’re currently unable to head on out to a far-flung destination and indulge ourselves in local flavours, we’ve still got ‘armchair travel’. Whether you’re glued to the TV or cooking up a recipe in the kitchen, using your senses to immerse yourself in another culture, as vividly as possible, is the closest we can…

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This “Best of USA” beer pack brings America’s top breweries to Australians

With travelling by your taste buds a more popular trend, given the whole lockdown thing going on, Aussie beer barons Craft Cartel Liquor are launching a new “passport” series. In an attempt to bring the world’s best breweries to Aussie beer lovers, the CCL’s online store will be rolling out curated, packs of rare craft…

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Recipe: Picon Punch from Winnemucca, Nevada

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to…

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2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has been unveiled today. The awards are a key fixture in the Australian literary scene, and are designed to celebrate the very best in homegrown literature and publishing. Usually a red carpet affair, this year the awards gala will be heading online, with the winners…

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The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II suffers major plot leaks, sets new release date

A number of major spoilers for The Last of Us Part II have leaked online. The leaks Videos showing pivotal moments from the game appeared online overnight. Those videos were quickly spun into detailed lists containing the game’s plot, characters, and ending. How accurate many of the details are, and how old the leaked footage…

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Sydney Film Festival joins major film festivals across the world for We Are One: A Global Film Festival

Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented 10-day digital film festival exclusively on YouTube, bringing together an international community of storytellers to present festival programming for free to audiences around the world. Set to begin on May 29 on, the festival will feature programming curated by…

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Interview: Diet Cig (New York) on quarantine dreams, double denim and why streaming services needs to step up

While many bands are postponing their releases,  New York duo Diet Cig are delivering us a gem of a record in Do You Wonder About Me? this Friday. I caught up with the band over the phone last week to chat about releasing the album in these difficult times, and how they’ve leveled up in…

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Track of the Day: PLGRMS “Disappear” (2020)

Sydney duo PLGRMS released their new single, “Disappeared”, on Friday. It is their first release since they were forced into a hiatus in early 2019. With singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson working to overcome his battle with chronic pain. Cut to 2020 and they’re back with the gloriously moody new single and some stunning black and white…

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