Down and Out in Paradise

Down and Out in Paradise

Down and Out in Paradise Luke Williams Echo Publishing 2019 ISBN:978-1-76068-584-3 Luke Williams’ Down and Out in Paradise is an intriguing memoir exploring the years he spent in Southeast Asia as a recovering and relapsing drug addict and an alternately employed and unemployed journalist. Living cheap, and sometimes even on nothing, Luke explores some of [...]

The Truants

The Truants

The Truants Kate Weinberg Bloomsbury 2019 ISBN: 978-1-5266-0012-7   Whether it’s as basic as skipping school or smoking a bit of pot in the toilets to theft or worse; doing the wrong thing can be alluring. One of the questions Kate Weinberg asks in her novel The Truants is, “could you be driven to kill [...]

The Hunting

The Hunting

Every now and then we are gifted with a piece of art that forces us to confront our biggest fears and society’s greatest misgivings and this is exactly what the Australian mini-series The Hunting has done. This four-part drama which aired on SBS last Thursday, follows the release of nude photos in two Adelaide high [...]

Some Days

Some Days

Some Days Lucy Moffatt   Some Days is the debut memoir of Lucy Moffatt, which focuses on the friendship between her and Chelsea. It is a part coming-of-age story, an attempt to come to terms with grief, third wave feminist manifesto, and an exploration of the human heart. This book was a comfort to read, [...]

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

Singin’ in the Pain: A Disability and Chronic Illness Cabaret

The premise of Justass League’s Singin’ in the Pain is innovative. It’s a burlesque show based around disability, chronic pain and mental health being two disabilities covered. Like the disabilities, the acts themselves were diverse which included fan dancing, singing, and more. The performance was deeply personal, the performers spoke of their pain, struggle, and [...]