Book Review: Christopher Lawrence’s Symphony Of Seduction is a passionate look at classical music’s great loves & lusts

These days our tabloid magazines are obsessed with the love lives of the rich and the famous; but have you ever wondered what these stories would look like if the subjects were famous composers from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries? ABC broadcaster Christopher Lawrence has the answer along with a dash of poetic licence in his latest book: Symphony Of Seduction. ... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Sonya Voumard’s Skin In The Game turns the ethics of journalism into an open book

Writing about true stories can often be a rewarding experience, because these are the most relatable and intriguing ones for the reader. However, on the flip-side there are also ethical questions involved in this particular game and one needs to ensure that a subject is properly represented. This tug-of-war act between the journalist and the interviewee is something that is addressed in Stella Prize long-listed author and seasoned journalist, Sonya Voumard’s new book: Skin In The Game: The Pleasure & Pain Of Telling True Stories. Voumard offers us a forthright and critical analysis of the good, bad and ugly aspects involved in telling other people’s tales as well as an account of her own role in playing that particular game.... Read More | Share it now!

Theatre Review: Jane and Kel go to Hell is a hilarious Dante’s Inferno for the avo-on-toast generation (to April 7th at Metro Arts, Brisbane)

After Jane spectacularly quits her awful job, she and housemate Kel decide it’s time to rent out the sunroom. Roy seems to be the perfect candidate. He’s quiet and he cooks and he’s not looking to impose on the girls’ karaoke nights any time soon. But Kel isn’t so sure and she’s ready to put her friendship with Jane on the line to prove it. There’s something not quite right about him, something almost… inhuman. After all, there’s only so many times a guy can listen to Toto’s Africa before it seems weird, right?... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Doug Stanhope on Roseanne, a hatred of sitcoms, working in a gay sex call centre & his Australian tour

Hours after landing in Australia, we spoke with US comedian, three time author, podcast host and former host of The Man ShowDoug Stanhope. He exclusively spoke to the AU’s Lachlan Mitchell about his upcoming appearance on an episode of the Roseanne revival, Roseanne Barr’s twitter feed, why he hates sitcoms, why he feels his season of The Man Show (which he co-hosted with Joe Rogan) failed, his new book This Is Not Fame and the area of Australia he is most excited to visit.... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: Susie Elelman’s Still Half My Size brings a show business perspective to the world of weight loss

Susie Elelman is a much-loved Australian media personality who has appeared on daytime television and radio for several decades. She has also waged a rather public battle with her weight and those experiences shaped her first book, Half My Size released in 2005. Now in 2018, Elelman follows-up that title with another self-help book, Still Half My Size, where she uses a similar format of offering up her own personal anecdotes, tips and tricks with those of her celebrity friends and various experts from different fields to provide commentary on weight-loss. This ultimately has varying results in terms of its usefulness, applicability and impact.... Read More | Share it now!