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Lano & Woodley – Moby Dick

When discussions for which book merits the title of the “Great American Novel”, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick endlessly circulates within the conversation. It’s exploration of faith, class, good and evil, adventure and revenge, have long been represented in every artistic medium imaginable, continually influencing culture more than anyone could care to consider. “That’s comedy gold […]

Sydney LGBTIQA+ museum one step closer after $300k council grant

By MARCUS HAAR Plans for an LGBTIQA+ museum at the site of the former Darlinghurst Police Station have been put in motion after City of Sydney councillors voted in favour of a grant worth nearly $300,000 for the project. This follows a proposal put forward in April by Qtopia, an organisation devoted to creating a […]

Plibersek to hold Sydney, Labor election victory ‘way too early to tell’

By MARCUS HAAR Sydney looks set to be retained by Tanya Plibersek, who at the time of publishing, has received over 52 per cent of first preference votes. Holding Sydney wouldn't come as a surprise, as Plibersek has held the seat since 1998 and is a senior member of the Labor Party, having been the […]

Inner West Council’s EDGE Art Camp On The GreenWay

By Marcus Haar If you’re looking to scratch that artistic itch, the Inner West Council has brought back EDGE Art Camp on The GreenWay, a 12-day on-site live art experience hosting over 20 pop-up art interventions from May 11-22. Reconnect with a community of creatives and artists by participating in free art workshops, tours, exhibitions, […]

Sydney University staff to strike for 48 hours over ‘exploitative’ work and job insecurity

By MARCUS HAAR Hundreds of University of Sydney staff and students will gather tomorrow for a strike that could shut the campus down for 48 hours.  Members of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) at the University of Sydney voted to strike last month on the 11th and 12th of May as the opening move […]

Tim Wheatley chats about music & his father Glenn Wheatley

By Marcus Haar. Tim Wheatley says, “I’m not going to be sacrificing my art”, when talking about his upcoming EP. In the wake of Tim Wheatley’s latest EP, A Night Without Shakespeare in 2021, he has released a new single, Shiny Tacoma, a teaser of what we can expect from his new EP of the […]

Push to preference Aboriginal flag over Australian fails in Sydney council

By MARCUS HAAR An amendment to an Inner West Council motion calling on the Aboriginal flag to take precedence over the NSW and Australian flags on council buildings was defeated this month. The original motion, which was moved by mayor Darcy Byrne in a mayoral minute, called on council to assemble a public forum on […]

After Yang is visually stunning “eye-oxygen”

BY MARCUS HAAR Based on the short story Saying Goodbye To Yang, Kogonada’s After Yang is set in an unspecified future where humanoid robots are purchased as live-in-babysitters. The film follows Jake as he tries to find a way to repair Yang, his daughter, Mika’s robotic “Chinese” brother and in doing so, discovers Yang’s secret […]

RSL NSW says “ANZAC Day Is Under Threat”

BY MARCUS HAAR ANZAC Day is approaching this following Monday, originally marking the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in World War I, now it encapsulates a time to remember the contribution and suffering of all Australian and New Zealander veterans as well as those currently serving. […]

REVIEW: Short+Sweet Sydney Final Gala

BY MARCUS HAAR After having to reprogram on five separate occasions due to COVID-19, the Final Gala performances for the ongoing 20-year long, little theatre festival, Short+Sweet Sydney played last Sunday. Over 30 plays were submitted into the semi-finals which, just like a knife to a whetstone, were sharpened down to a final 10 by […]