What happens at TEDxSydney (and why you should book your ticket for next year)

If you were in the vicinity of Sydney’s ICC on Friday 15th June you may have noticed an abundance of white canvas tote bags marked with red Xs and Os. No, it wasn’t a giant game of noughts and crosses (although that would have been super fun) – the people toting said totes were taking part in the annual TEDxSydney event. Emily Saint-Smith went along to infiltrate this cult-like phenomenon and find out exactly what goes on beyond the closed doors (and just what was in those tote bags)…... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Assassins claims a victim (and wins hearts) on opening night (Sydney Opera House to 1st July)

It takes extraordinary strength of character (both in personality and portrayal) to deliver a flawless performance while one of your leads is being rushed to hospital with a serious injury, but that is what the cast of Assassins did on opening night at the Sydney Opera House this week. A sharply designed, brilliantly performed production, Assassins is yet another hit from the Hayes Theatre Company which thoroughly deserves the chance to entertain bigger audiences in its new Opera House digs.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Power and politics meet a horror icon in Raymond A. Villareal’s inventive and chilling debut: A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising

In the very near future, a virus dubbed NOBI stalks the population. Those infected with it become something more than human, and designate themselves Gloamings. Attractive, powerful, and exciting, these modern day vampires have thousands clamouring to be like them. But a few see them as they really are, bloodthirsty and dangerous, and as Gloaming influence over the world increases, they begin a futile fight to halt the spread of the virus. But how can you stop something that has infiltrated the highest levels of politics and business? And, even worse, how can you stop something that people choose to catch?... Read More | Share it now!

MELT 2018 Review: Pop rock opera bare the musical nails the vocals, but fails on story (Brisbane Powerhouse until June 3rd)

At a prestigious Catholic school, two boys fall in love. In their final school year, Peter and Jason test the limits of their secret relationship, as Peter wants to come out to the world, while Jason, wary of losing his family and friends, wants to live the fantasy a little longer. As rehearsals for the end of year production of Romeo & Juliet go on, tensions flare, as the boys and their classmates fight to reconcile their desires with God’s teachings and their family’s expectations.... Read More | Share it now!

MELT 2018 Review: Get ready for a close encounter of the cabaret kind, with Briefs: Close Encounters (Brisbane Powerhouse until June 2nd)

The Briefs boys are back in Brisbane, returning from a distant glamourous future to spread a message of hope, love, and fabulous good times. Led by their drag queen mistress Shivannah (Fez Fa’anana), the stage is set for a night of stunning aerial acrobatics, powerful lip syncs, and raucous good fun.... Read More | Share it now!