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THE NAKED CITY – CANNED, CUTOUT & CRAZY

If you said to somebody a few months ago that they’d spot Britain’s worst serial killer Howard Shipman in the crowd at an NRL match they probably would have called for your psychiatric certification. For starters the notorious GP, who is said to be responsible for the deaths of some 250 people, died in 2004. […]

Marsh’s new mural mocks the coal-ition

by ALEC SMART Scott Marsh, satirical wall mural artist, has unveiled another topical painting in central Sydney mocking the federal coal-ition government and their mining and media connections. On 18 May Marsh shared his colourful new piece, titled Ivory Tower, on social media, which features a few familiar scenes from Australia’s summer of Apocalyptic bushfires. Above the […]

THE NAKED CITY – COVID CAPERS

Throughout history humour and satire have often been engaged to ease the pain of trauma and tragedy and boost overall morale. This was certainly the case during World Wars I and II when everything from cartoons to popular songs were designed to make people smile in the face of enormous disruption and the grim reality […]

THE NAKED CITY – WILDSIDE OF THE PANDEMIC

Whilst the current pandemic has had a massive effect on humanity and occupied our news services virtually 24/7, little has been noted on the impact on non-human animals – be it negative or surprisingly positive. There have been a few isolated cases of dogs being infected with a mild form of COVID-19, but so far […]

THE NAKED CITY – A LEXICON FOR THE NEW NORMALCY

Every major event in the world spawns a sudden burst of new words, catchcries and the bastardisation of existing words and phrases. The current pandemic is no exception and in recent weeks we have been bombarded with slogans like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self isolation’ – both hot contenders for words of the year in 2020. […]

THE NAKED CITY – PARLOUR GAMES FOR THE PANDEMIC!

With self isolation and family lockdowns now part of the national landscape, stay at homers are now looking at all possibilities when it comes to passing those many extra hours of confined leisure time. If you share an enthusiasm for jigsaws, like our beloved leader Scott Morrison, you’ll no doubt be working your way through […]

THE NAKED CITY – TYRANNOPHOBICS REJOICE!

Combing the many phobias listed on the internet, I’ve been unable to find one that specifically defines a fear or dislike of royalty – the kind of regal pomp, pomposity and subsidised privilege we associate with the British royal family. The closest I could manage was the word, tyrannophobia, generally used to describe a fear […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE ARIA AFTERMATH!

In the 80s and 90s, when the Australian music industry was booming and everybody was buying CDs, the big record companies would unleash their wallets with lavish after ARIA award parties. The annual awards night was seen as a real showcase of local music talent -  the record industry’s night of nights. In the great […]

THE NAKED CITY – ROSWELL REVISITED

Former SBS TV and FBi Radio presenter Jaimie Leonarder sounds very much like a religious evangelist when he says. “Have you ever paused to notice that everyone appears to be looking down these days?. I don’t mean emotionally but psychically. Their eyes are permanently positioned on their mobile phones. Such profound adoration for relentless data […]

THE NAKED CITY – LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION – SYDNEY!

Think of some of the classic movie locations of all time and you might immediately recall the mean streets of New York City, the boulevards of Paris or the historic precincts of Rome. All have been the urban film sets of some of cinema’s greatest classics. Sydney, on the other hand, can’t quite match its […]