BOOK REVIEW: SUNITI NAMJOSHI – SUKI

  Suniti Namjoshi is a distinctive voice in lesbian, feminist literature, having written over 30 titles including The Fabulous Feminist and Feminist Fables. But her latest book, Suki, looks at a different sort of relationship. It is a lightly fictionalised memoir that explores the deep and complex bond between an Indian woman and her cat as…

BOOK REVIEW: JOSIAH HOWARD – CHER – STRONG ENOUGH

Cher is the ultimate show queen and the mother of re-invention. The Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner has released over 80 singles and has sold in excess of 100 million records. She has been a darling of the stage and screen and the book, Cher – Strong Enough looks predominantly at one chapter in this chameleon entertainer’s life….

ALBUM REVIEW: FEELINGS – BE KIND, UNWIND

Feelings has risen up like a phoenix out of the ashes of Philadelphia Grand Jury. The project was originally supposed to be the solo debut from The Philly Jays front man, Berkfinger (AKA Simon Berckelman). But emotions, relationships and indeed, feelings are quite complex things. So for some songs Berkfinger was joined by his old bandmates, MC…

FILM REVIEW: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

  It’s 1961 in Greenwich Village and in a short time this city will become a Mecca for folk troubadours. This all started when a young man called Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan and became a legend. But Llewyn Davis’ life is taking a rather different route, it’s one that is as aimless and…

LIVE REVIEW: JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW @ THE METRO, SYDNEY (09.01.2014)

James Vincent McMorrow’s show is less like a regular concert and more like a spiritual experience. The Irish troubadour’s last Australian performance to a sold out audience at The Metro in Sydney saw an atmosphere so respectful and silent you could almost hear a pin drop – in the moments when the crowd weren’t applauding…

LIVE REVIEW: THE BEATLES BACK2BACK TRIBUTE @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE (02.01.2014)

The Beatles wrote the soundtrack to many people’s lives and it’s no surprise that the band continue to be loved and revered. Some Australian artists have previously tackled the Fab Four’s work with the Let It Be and White Album tours, which now leads us to Back2Back. It’s a concert that made its debut in Queensland in 2011 and whose latest instalment…