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Is The Bachelor anti-feminist, or is conventional heterosexual romance the real problem

The Bachelor

The Bachelor attracts widespread criticism for being old-fashioned, anti-feminist, and humiliating to women. The show involves a group of women competing for the attention of “the bachelor” — the single male star. He offers a rose to those who win his affections, enabling them to stay in the competition. Is this courtship ritual old-fashioned and outdated? Or

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The Bodyguard: The musical hits Brisbane with Melbourne calling!

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard: The Musical is currently touring Australia.  It’s a production shamelessly focused upon the music and the hits of a legend. Imogen A. Rose reviews it. 

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From Elizabeth I to high fashion, the tales behind the Game of Thrones costumes

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, which has returned for its seventh season, offers fantasy, horror and intrigue, and, as Sarah Mower has put it, shines a light on “our cynical, sophisticated, brutal, hopeless new Dark Ages”. It is also great fun to watch as a fashion expert, whether you are a “pedant” who needs everything to be historically correct, or a

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Fleetwood Mac to reunite with Stevie Nicks for 2018 tour

fleetwood mac

It’s official: the classic mid-1970s lineup of Fleetwood Mac will return for at least one more tour.

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How accurate are the costumes in TV period dramas?

period costumes

There are two types of period drama watchers: the pedant and the swooner. The pedant can’t look at an historically inspired costume without scrutinising its every detail, their remarks – “would that type of embroidery really have been used in 1683?” or, “I’ve never seen that kind of trimming on an 1812 pelisse!” – at

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Video: Adorable Baby goats having a pyjama party…

baby goats

Sunflower Farm Creamery let their first 10 kids born out for a pyjama party – What fun! Watch the video here….

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What’s on at the movies?

Their Finest

In our latest edition, our resident film critic, Sebastian Briguglio, has hand picked the best of what’s on offer now, some for you and one to enjoy with grandkids. Click below to read more….  

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Farewell John Clarke: in an absurd world, we have never needed you more

John Clarke

It cannot be the final arkle! Surely the inventor of Dave Sorenson, greatest and most persistently injured of farnarklers, will rebuild himself for the next match. Please tell me this is only the umlaut, and John Clarke will be back for the second half. In our more than usually absurd world, we have never needed

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Downton Abbey Star – Charles Edwards is Down Under

Charles Edwards

Charles Edwards is a highly accomplished and popular English star of stage, TV and film. He is perhaps best known for his role as London editor, Michael Gregson, or as the character is more commonly known, Lady Edith Crawley’s lover in the hit TV series Downton Abbey. Imogen A Rose sat down to have a

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A Rock & Roll Writers Festival brings a much-needed spark to Australia’s literary scene

rock and roll

You could be forgiven for thinking that the last thing Australia’s cultural arena needs is another bloody writers festival. Today’s big city festivals and their regional counterparts use the same formats, are expensive, predictable, safe and reek of easy privilege. It’s a space that has required reinvigoration for some time. Enter A Rock & Roll

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