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THE NAKED CITY: STEAK KNIVES FOR THE VACCINATED

It’s been well publicised that many countries throughout the world are encouraging their citizens to get vaccinated against COVID by offering a range of free incentives. Here in Australia the somewhat shambolic roll out of the vaccine has come more with a set of disincentives - like queuing for an hour or longer at Olympic […]

THE NAKED CITY – RETURN OF THE MACK?

The lifting of the lockout laws on the weekend drew a sombre response from potential late night revellers with Kings Cross taking on its characteristic ghost town appearance after midnight. Whether the madness of some seven years ago will ever return, with armies of crazed party goers descending on the Cross, remains to be seen. […]

THE NAKED CITY – A VAXACIOUS QUESTION

Every year the big dictionary publishers and various institutions roll out their ‘word of the year’. Not surprisingly amongst the choices for 2020 were ‘pandemic’, ‘COVID’ and ‘lockdown’. Perhaps the runner up should have been ‘conspiracy’ as wild assertions and unmitigated misinformation spread throughout social media and broadcasters such as Fox News like a plague. […]

THE NAKED CITY – A LEXICON OF LUNACY

Every major event in history spawns its own set of words and phrases that become indelibly attached. The Vietnam War for example gave us ‘carpet bombing’, ‘napalm’, ‘agent orange’ and the ‘Viet Cong’, to name just a few. They are often emotive words or phrases that forever define the period and are archived for generations […]

THE NAKED CITY – SANTA SACKED FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s about this time of year that the big supermarkets like Coles and Woolies start stocking their shelves with mince pies and puddings. It may still be a couple of months to Christmas but it’s their almost subliminal way of gearing you up for the big Yuletide spend. How Christmas will pan out during the […]

Gem

For many of us COVID has driven a wedge between individuals and left a sense of isolation festering away within us. However, for Gem this global pandemic has actually brought her home and allowed her to spend much more time with family than she otherwise would have. Originally from Sydney, but now based out of […]