Day: 25 March 2021

Telenova

Photo Gallery: Telenova + Glenn Hopper + Maia Marsh – The Lansdowne, Sydney (24.03.21)

March 25, 2021

It was a special night out at The Lansdowne in Sydney last night, where for the less than the price of a pizza, I got to see three outstanding acts. Heading the bill was Telenova from Melbourne. A three-piece which only formed eighteen months ago, they already seem like a complete unit. They came together […]

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Film Review: Godzilla vs. Kong is a titan match not worth the spectator fee

March 25, 2021

You would think by now that the proprietors of the particular cinematic universe that encompasses films surrounding a giant ape and a radioactive lizard would gather that we really don’t care about the human characters involved.  Sure, it’s great for there to be suitably formed players, and in the case of these films they’re often […]

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Flash Sale: Accor are selling ibis budget rooms for $48 per night

March 25, 2021

Hotel snobs may turn their nose at the bare-bones basicness of Accor’s least expensive brand, ibis budget, but they’d be missed the point entirely. The typically well-located hotels have always served as reliable and ultra-convenient bases for those wanting to save more money on exploring than staying. So it’s a surprise to see them cut […]

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QT at Home Easter

QT Hotels are packing lush Easter dining boxes for home entertainers

March 25, 2021

Given they have some of the best hotel restaurants in Australia – shout out to Gowings & Parlour Cucina in Sydney and Santini Grill in Perth – QT Hotels and Resorts are doubling down on their at-home dining concept which was introduced late last year. QT’s best chefs from across Australia – representing awarded restaurants […]

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Album of the Week: Ben Howard’s Collections From the Whiteout is a surprising return to form

March 25, 2021

Ben Howard is seemingly a reluctant, successful musician. His ongoing success and acclaim from fans and critics does not always sitting so well with himself. Instead, he comes across as an artist who is consistently and constantly looking to grow and evolve, all while perhaps being held back by his historical success. Having been a […]

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Night Rooms

Book Review: Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms is a fascinating blend of horror tropes, poetic prose, and personal reflection

March 25, 2021

Shopping mall beauty pageants and wedding anniversaries meet true crime and Victorian taxidermy in Night Rooms, a stunning personal essay collection from Gina Nutt. There’s likely an expectation that, given that she’s writing about it, Nutt’s life is packed with adventure or trauma or something generally monumental. It isn’t. But Night Rooms is no less […]

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Maple Mall

Guest Playlist: Maple Mall let us in on their favourite road trip tunes

March 25, 2021

Illawarra indie quartet Maple Mall are back with a new single — “Down This Way” — their second for 2021 so far; and only their third single of their career overall.  “Down This Way” is another cracking release from the lads from Illawarra. It really hits those chilled out late summer vibes perfectly. Three singles […]

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The 2021 Stella Prize Shortlist unveiled

March 25, 2021

This morning the Stella Prize have announced their 2021 shortlist live on ABC Radio National’s Breakfast program.  The 2021 shortlist spans fiction and non-fiction and showcases the extraordinary talent and ingenuity on display across the Australian literary landscape. The 2021 prize saw the judges receive over 160 entries from Australian women and non-binary writers.  Earlier […]

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Film Review: Peter Rabbit 2 should delight its target audience

March 25, 2021

One of the first 2020 titles to delay its release substantially from its original bowing date (in this case, March 2020) due to the Coronavirus, Peter Rabbit 2 has finally hopped to a release window that makes sense.  In a country where cinemas have been open and thriving (and how!) for the better part of […]

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Banksia Bakehouse

Banksia Bakehouse has created a Hot Cross Croissant… and its beautiful

March 25, 2021

Sydney CBD’s Banksia Bakehouse has been making quite the name for itself with inventive creations that keep pumping across social media. And it seems the formidable kitchen isn’t slowing down anytime soon, nodding towards Easter with the creation of the Hot Cross Croissant. Keep in mind this was a bakery that just last week revealed […]

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