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. 

Read easy

Saturday January 07, 2012

If your New Year's resolution is to read more, head over to the Review of Australian Fiction. 

MONA FOMA (ticket giveaway)

Friday January 06, 2012

There's a lot to get excited about in the good city of Hobart right now, especially next week when PJ Harvey, tUnE-yArDs and The Dresden Dolls hit town for MONA FOMA.

Laneway Festival (ticket giveaway)

Tuesday January 03, 2012

We somehow made it through the stupid season and into the New Year, now it's time to take a deep breath and dive headfirst into the summer festival stuff. 

The Bully Project

Sunday January 01, 2012

Bullying haunts the pasts of many of us; whether we gave or received, flashbacks to ancient incidents can provoke involuntary and intense twinges of angst.