Category Archives: Review

Book Review: Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was stunned by this book. Immediately, on entering it, it’s clear that the story will be unconventional. A letter to a mother. An autobiography? A … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Sedaris’s When You are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’ve enjoyed Sedaris’s writing in the past, and possibly even more so, hearing him speak at a writer’s festival. He’s funny. Occasionally, he produces a … Continue reading

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2020 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(A work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Dodecalis Luminarium. This art installation apparently took six months to make. It really is beautiful and I love how it engages people (especially kids). By the Architects of Air, this … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Buffalo Dining Club, Darlinghurst

Wow. Four years since I’ve been to Buffalo Dining Club, and it’s refreshing to see a restaurant that found a great formula, stuck to it, and that it’s still doing booming business. On a Friday night, it was packed, with … Continue reading

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Book Review: André Aciman’s Call Me

Find Me by André Aciman My rating: 1 of 5 stars A ridiculous, overwritten ode to romanticism and wish fulfilment, it’s so bad it may have ruined my affection for the prequel. If you are reading this, I am guessing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s an impressive feat, to tell the history of humankind, in a relatively short amount of pages, and Harari does it in a voice … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kevin Wilson’s Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’d seen it on a few top-10 lists, and was intrigued by the praise and the premise. It is immediately engaging with a funny, likeable hero, Lillian, … Continue reading

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2019 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors, the Enmore Theatre. See review here. Jane Siberry in concert at the Camelot Lounge, Sydney. Jane Siberry hosting Songwriters in the Round at the Estonian House, Sydney. Bent Burlesque, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Koa Kitchen, Spice Alley

So, I love Spice Alley in Chippendale. It offers a pretty amazing selection of food at all price ranges and I think it’s a great example of urban design and planning, of how to attract and keep people to an … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Bavarian, Moore Park Entertainment Quarter

We saw Seaton Smith at the Comedy Store (Really, really amazing) and were needing some food. I find the branch of Fratelli’s a bit expensive. There was a scary-looking place where people were wearing fake Mexican hats. There is a … Continue reading

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