August 9, 2019

$14m knockdown just to build a swimming pool

It's the multimillion-dollar swimming pool to be built by gym owner Adam Gilchrist that has locals around Freshwater Beach in a lather.
August 9, 2019

Call for caution on crime binge watching

Australia's growing obsession with gruesome crimes is disrespecting victims, glorifying offenders and exposing young minds to graphic violence potentially harmful to their mental health, criminal case experts say.
August 9, 2019

The Woodstock experience: the modern music festival’s yardstick

Woodstock was a temporary city – with politics, misdemeanours, births and deaths and all manner of jams.
August 9, 2019

Plot twist as small bookshops find their sweet spot

"We provide free storytime and book clubs and a whole lot of other stuff for kids," says Kyneton bookshop owner Kristen Proud. 
August 9, 2019

Ex-Liverpool star John Barnes defended by viewers in racism row with BBC Breakfast presenter

Many viewers took to social media to agree with the former England winger's views on the rise of racism in football
August 9, 2019

Diane Armstrong: Writing through grief

Nothing in life is ever wasted, not even pain and grief.
August 9, 2019

A classic dose of jealousy

Hey Jo, it's such a shame I didn't like you when I first read Little Women.
August 9, 2019

How sweet the sound of a once-lost documentary

Completed and released after 46 years, Amazing Grace is a historic close-up of Aretha Franklin's return to her gospel roots.
August 9, 2019

Music reviews: Violent Femmes, Marika Hackman, Vivian Sessoms and more

Vivian Sessoms' Life II, Marika Hackman's Any Human Friend, Sun Ra and His Arkestra's In the orbit of Ra, Various Artists' The Rough Guide to Country Blues, Franz Schubert's Winter Journey and Violent Femmes' Hotel Last Resort.
August 9, 2019

Horror comes out of the shadows in Midsommar

Ari Aster is one of the slyer jokers to arrive in the movie business for a while.
August 9, 2019

Wordplay: Picking Flash Jim’s pockets

Truth be told, I’ve been buzzing all week.
August 9, 2019

Paradise found: Seachange 2.0 unearths a television pearl

Whatever ails you in 2019, there isn't much that a dose of the rebooted Seachange cannot fix.