Colin Hogg: Had my fill of sweet and sour fare
Colin Hogg: Had my fill of sweet and sour fare

I'm increasingly concerned about what might be the next household task to be celebrated by a nationwide television contest…

Janet McAllister: Talking about the write thing
Janet McAllister: Talking about the write thing

What is "publishing" exactly? Award-winning author James George sees it as "connecting writers of stories to readers of…

Movie review: Henry IV, Part 2
Movie review: Henry IV, Part 2

Billing it, as the press ads do, as "Shakespeare's greatest play" is several bridges too far, though the blustering, vainglorious…

Totem - Cirque du Soliel
Totem - Cirque du Soliel

As an instantly recognizable brand celebrating their 30th anniversary Cirque du Soliel must stretch a tightrope between…

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Worst sci-fi ending yet?
Worst sci-fi ending yet?

The first third's great, the second third expansive - but what's up with Lucy's ending? Chris Schulz…

Album review: Royal Blood, Royal Blood

If you thought there was a full band backing Royal Blood's guitar-fuelled ruckus, you wouldn't be the only one. On early…

Album review: Broods, Evergreen

Hearing Mother & Father - the opening track from local siblings Broods' debut album - for the first time, is a reminder…

Album review: Sinead O'Connor, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

Too often in popular culture, controversy and craziness are substitutes for, or get in the way of, real talent. Sinead O'Connor…

Album review: Bobby Bare Jr, Undefeated
Album review: Bobby Bare Jr, Undefeated

Country music fans know Bare's dad as the voice of a string of hit singles and albums in the 60s and…

Movie review: The 100-Year-Old Man...

If you belong to a book club it's likely you've already come across the popular Swedish novel by Jonas Jonasson, The 100-Year-Old…

Movie review: 20,000 Days on Earth

From the opening title sequence of this quasi-fictional documentary about singer-songwriter Nick Cave you know you're in…

Theatre review: Dog, The Basement

Playwright Ben Hutchison establishes himself as an original and very distinctive voice with a play that has the gritty realism…

Fireworks too long in coming

Colin Hogg writes: Why is it, in this jerky new world of sound bites and short attention spans, that television shows are…

Concert review: Hanson, The Powerstation
Concert review: Hanson, The Powerstation

The year was 1997. A band of young brothers, with long golden locks, came on the scene with an incredible…

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