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THE BURGER POLITICISED

Whataburger is a Texas based fast food chain that currently boasts some eight hundred and eighty locations and well over forty thousand employees. It was one of the pioneer burger chains dating right back to the start of the 50s. It’s sometimes alleged that the original stores refused to serve Afro-Americans and a number of […]

Chi Chi: pan-tastic Asian cuisine

Like Aladdin’s cave or King Solomon’s mines, it’s the hard- to-find places that yield the greatest treasure. Chi Chi is a newly opened restaurant fiendishly hidden under the sweeping staircase inside the lobby of the Grosvenor Place building, at the harbour end of Sydney’s CBD. It’s the latest offering from hospitality entrepreneur, George Nahas and […]

The One – REVIEW

Vanessa Bates combines elements of her own memoir, the collective psyche of immigrant offspring, sketch comedy, and a dash of fish(y) sauce in her new play, The One, now on at The Ensemble. Bates draws on her personal experience as a half Malay, half Anglo child, coming to Australia with her siblings and trying to […]

Crazy funny Asian coming to Australia

If you’ve seen Crazy Rich Asians you will probably remember Jimmy O. Yang as Bernard Tai. And if you liked him as Bernard Tai, you will be pleased he will be touring Australia and bringing his show “Just for Laughs” to Sydney’s Opera House for just one night as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival. As […]

A heart-warming documentary

Film Kids is an inspirational feature-length Australian documentary produced and directed by award-winning film maker, Bernard Weber, and imagined into reality by the special needs students of St Edmunds College, Wahroonga.  The film is centred around several teenage students with various intellectual disabilities who are each given the chance to make a short film about […]

Julia Hales is bringing us together

Perth writer and performer Julia Hales is bringing her show called You Know We Belong Together to Sydney fresh from a sold-out and critically acclaimed season in her home state, and international tours to Edinburgh and London. The Australia Council website notes that “Julia offers a deeply personal story of her own experiences of love […]

Neighbours: leaving after 37 years

It would not be hyperbole to call Neighbours a phenomena. The half-hour episodes of this quintessentially Australian soap opera have fed the appetites of hungry young viewers (and more than a few adults) daily for almost four decades. It has also been the incubator for literally dozens of acting and singing careers, some of which […]

Come From Away flies back into Sydney

The musical, Come From Away has its origins in events at the beginning of the new century that have shaped the politics of the world ever since.  Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, the townspeople of the small Newfoundland town of Gander awoke to the news that a group of terrorists had brought down […]

13th KOREAN FILM FESTIVAL

The 13th Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns to Sydney this year, with a program of 13 of the finest films from small arthouse films to action packed thrillers. Korean movies rarely have cinema releases in Australia and attending this film festival may be the only chance moviegoers have of watching Korean films on the big […]

Virtual fantasy meets art at the MCA

The parameters of reality are redrawn in a new exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Ultra Unreal - New Myths for New Worlds is a collection of five installations that interrogate accepted norms of society, religion, cultural constructs, art, and reality itself, using mediums that range from complex CGI to film to latex sculptures. […]