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Drag queens adapt to a new normal

By RACHEL CLARK At the peak of the pandemic every industry was impacted, including Sydney’s drag scene. With limited opportunities, many decided to create their own stages with the use of social media. Clubs and theatres being shut down left many without work. But, the drag queens of Sydney didn’t hang up their heels and […]

Snap judgement

BY ISOBEL RUSHE Snap Send Solve is a free mobile app allowing users in Australia and New Zealand to report public hazards, nuisances or infringements to over 700 responsible authorities for further investigation, including every local council in Australia. However, it has its drawbacks. Over 3,000 reports are sent to authorities across Australia through the […]

Have you been paying attention? Ten’s in turmoil

BY ALEX EUGENE It may be business as usual on our tellies, but speculation continues to build around the financial woes of Channel 10. The shocking announcement that the national broadcaster would no longer be backed by billionaires Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon came just over a week ago. With whopping debts and a reported […]

EDITORIAL Herself.com deserves a feminist’s respect

By Sophie Trigger As did many young Australian girls, I looked up to the female characters brought to the screen by Caitlin Stasey, notably Neighbours’ Rachel Kinski and The Tomorrow Series’ heroine Ellie Linton. Recently, however, Stasey has stepped out of her clothes and into her most influential role yet: there was no acting involved. […]

Facebook swap shakes up public housing

By Joe Bourke A Facebook community where people can swap their housing commission residences has emerged amid State Government public housing sell-offs, giving tenant their choice of accommodation. ‘Housing commission swap Sydney’ was established by Sameer Sayadi in December 2014 and in its first five weeks has gained almost 3,000 Facebook followers. As a former […]

Life is a cabaret for Balmain

The cheeky and much-loved ‘Not Quite Cabaret’, a night of wining, dining and definitely not refining, will return to Balmain’s Exchange Hotel for a second season beginning in early October. After four years running, this season will present a combination of fresh performances and greatest hits from previous productions. Deborah Bradshaw, the director and an […]