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Newtown Festival 2019

By Madison Behringer. This Sunday, Newtown Festival returns to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park for its 41st year in a row. Hosted and run by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), the Festival is one of their key annual fundraisers. With their key purpose of the Festival being By the People, For the People, Newtown Festival is an […]

360

Whilst battling his own personal demons Australian rapper 360, aka Matt Colwell, thought he had “ruined” his career and relationships with fans. With his addiction and bipolar issues now conquered 360 has returned with a new record, Vintage Modern, which has been warmly received both critically and commercial. In 2014 it took 360 hitting rock […]

Creative Sexual Harassment

By Rita Bratovich The New York Times expose on Harvey Weinstein revealed details of sexual predation and tyrannical abuse of power against vulnerable women in the film industry. The #metoo campaign is proving that the Weinstein story is far from unique and not confined to Hollywood. As the roll call of offenders in the United […]

Midnight Shift ends

BY JOSEPH FENAUGHTY Oxford Street will be a little less sparkly as of next month with legendary gay club The Midnight Shift set to close its doors on October 1st. The Shift has been a part of the very fabric of Oxford Street for nearly 40 years and will be sorely missed by its regular […]

Towers illuminate to meet their Waterloo

BY ALEC SMART The twin towers at the centre of Waterloo public housing estate have been illuminated with squares of coloured lighting for an arts project that draws attention to their uncertain future. Visible from a distance, the 30-storey high Matavai and Turanga building windows light up at 5.30pm each evening with a display that […]

Glebe harbour park to go dry

BY JOEY FENAUGHTY A proposed extension of the alcohol-free zone in Jubilee Park has provoked ire among some Glebe locals. Police have stepped up patrols of the alcohol-free area in Jubilee Park in Glebe, coinciding with a proposal to extend the prohibition zone to the foreshore. An alcohol-free zone gives police the power to move […]

Young voters must enrol for same-sex marriage postal poll

BY ALEX EUGENE Young and first-time voters must urgently enrol to vote if they want to have their say on same-sex marriage. All Australians need to have their postal vote in the mail by August 24. The fight for equality is on again, this time in the form of a survey which will cost taxpayers […]

NAKED CITY – EXPORTING THE OZ

With Coffin Ed. What is it about our constant desire to be loved and appreciated overseas, not so much with our military intrusions in countries like Iraq and Syria, but with our cultural and sporting exports? Only last weekend we saw yet another Australian intruder in the Eurovision Song Contest whilst footy players battled the […]

5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer

It’s easy to deride music by the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer. Why? Because it’s shit. Derivative, boring, unexceptional and totally by numbers, this is the musical equivalent of a Big Mac or a coffee from Starbucks. You know exactly what you’re gonna get and you know it’s going to be of low quality. […]

His Mother’s Voice

His Mother’s Voice takes audiences from 1966 Shanghai at the time of China’s Cultural Revolution, all the way to the eve of the Tiananmen Square protest. An aim of that revolution was to remove from Chinese society all ‘capitalist’ cultural elements. So, learning piano which is at most, a tedious chore to the student, became […]