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 [...]

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement

#MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement Edited by Natalie Kon-yu, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Miriam Sved Picador Australia In the wake of the #MeToo movement in 2017, editors Natalie Kon-yu, Christie Nieman, Maggie Scott and Miriam Sved have pulled together a collection of poetry, fiction and essays placing issues of sexual violence and harassment [...]

The Birds and the Beats

The Birds and the Beats

Let's talk about sex, baby. That's the premise of Grant Busé's show, The Birds and the Beats. Armed with only the basics (mic, guitar, and loop pedal) the Melbourne-based performer welcomes the audience to class and proposes to teach us Sex Ed 101. It’s apparent from the first song, the titular “Birds and the Bees”, [...]