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THE NAKED CITY – WILD IN THE STREETS!

The conservative reaction to the recent national school strike for climate change was horribly predictable. We heard the usual shock jock slurs that the kids only wanted a day off or that they would be heading to the mall or Maccas to spend the day. There was however a new element of criticism and that […]

THE NAKED CITY – GILDING THE THUNDER BOX!

It was the sort of ostentatious item that would not be out of place in Donald Trump’s Trump tower apartment where just about everything is gilded in gold. It was in fact once offered to Trump to purchase, but maybe the $5 million price tag was even a tad too much for the self proclaimed […]

THE NAKED CITY – A TABLOID ODYSSEY

I’m not a reader of the Daily Telegraph but I admit to occasionally picking up a discarded copy in a coffee shop or on public transport. Call it a kind of strange perversion but I am always intrigued to read what Andrew Bolt, Piers Akerman and Miranda Devine have to say in their various opinion […]

THE NAKED CITY – DAGS IN SPACE

There’s a certain irony as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we also recall the 40th anniversary of Skylab plunging to earth in the wilds of Western Australia. The latter was clearly an affirmation of the old adage, ‘what goes up must come down’, much to the joy of the many treasure […]

THE NAKED CITY – NO LAUGHING MATTER!

In a world where a reborn nationalism is very much to the forefront throughout the political landscape, the recent election of a TV comic in Ukraine probably came as no surprise. That Volodymyr Zelensky won by a landslide, with 73% of the vote, says a lot for the average voter’s disillusionment with modern-day politics and […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE PARANOIA AUSTRALIAN PARTY (PAP!)

Scaremongering has always been a part of the political process but has reached an even more insidious level in recent years with the manipulation of social media like Facebook, US style attack adverts and politicians fanning the flames of paranoia. Donald Trump has made a fine art of it with his blatant appeal to a […]

Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore rose to prominence as a documentarian because he’s not afraid to dig deep. He knows how to show every side of very complex issues with incredible precision and attention to detail, all while keeping his audience engaged and entertained. Fahrenheit 11/9 is a departure from Moore’s trademark precision. Instead of zeroing in on […]

REVIEW: Julius Caesar

Most critics, it appears, would prefer to bury Julius Caesar, not praise it. This touring production of Shakespeare's quintessential political drama by Bell Shakespeare Company is a conglomeration of misguided choices, displacing the play's inherent intrigue with audience bewilderment over set design, costumes and gender substitution. Director, James Evans seems so intent on producing a […]

Pablo Francisco

The comedic legend, Pablo Francisco is touring down under with brand new material which will have us all in stitches.  Pablo will mock everything from celebrities such as Mark Walberg, to popular TV commercials and music. He’s all about observing everything on the internet to make fun of it in a good, non-bully way. “It’s […]

THE NAKED CITY – WHERE THE HELL IS REFU-JESUS?

Throughout history we’ve often wondered why men and women who hold strong religious beliefs often fail to put into practice the basic tenets of their sacred texts. This is of course particularly perplexing when it comes to those in positions of political power, especially when they make a big deal of their spiritual faith and […]