Leonard Cohen (album giveaway)

Monday January 30, 2012

The term 'singer, songwriter, poet' has been tied to many a pithy pop star, but Mr Leonard Norman Cohen is the real deal. 

Sydney Story Factory

Thursday January 26, 2012

Reading a great story or cooking up a lazy daydream are two of life's sweetest treats.

Alain de Botton (ticket giveaway)

Monday January 23, 2012

Over the last decade and a half Alain de Botton has carved a niche for himself as the world's pre-eminent evangelist of popular philosophy. 

Wish You Were Here

Friday January 20, 2012

Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival has kicked off and opening the World Drama category (in about an hour) is Australian feature Wish You Were Here.

A strange bird

Thursday January 19, 2012

Like their namesake, Sydney band Albatross has a sound that seems to soar over seascapes... and is a little peculiar.

If you share our obsession with secret agents and all things espionage-related, you're probably itching to see the film adaptation of John Le Carré's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy too. 

Carrying on like a pork chop

Wednesday January 18, 2012

Meet a hard-partying, stupid, brilliant cartoon pig named Captain Goodvibes, who was born amidst the choppy waves of '70s Australian culture.

Once a refuge for female orphans, Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent is now a multi-faceted cultural hub. The evolution of the space continues with the launch of a new open-air cinema, The Shadow Electric.

Evenings with David Sedaris

Thursday January 12, 2012

Everyone's favourite humorist/memoirist/affably neurotic homosexual has landed in Australia for a rapid-fire national tour.  

Sugar Mountain (ticket giveaway)

Monday January 09, 2012

Art school is the place you go so that you can drop out and form a band. Duh. Melbourne's Sugar Mountain festival combines the best of both worlds, with artsy bands and dynamic visual art.