Monthly Archives: July 2011

Review: The Last Five Years, a musical at the Seymour Centre, Sydney

If you’re a musical theatre queen (hands up!) living in Sydney, why not drop by the Seymour Centre’s downstairs theatre, the newly named Reginald Theatre to catch a really good work put on by a new production company called Stories … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Adventures: PorkStar dinner at Assiette, July 2011

So, I got an e-mail notice of the offer of: Porkstar 6 dish degustation menu with matching wines from Yarraloch wines at Assiette restaurant. Well, that’s a no-brainer. 1. I love pork 2. Assiette restaurant is wonderful and only a … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Stroke of Insight

Many people are familiar with the TED (Technology Entertainment Design) talk given my Jill Bolte Taylor – a brain scientist who experienced a massive stroke in 1996. What made her experience unique was not only that she was experiencing what … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Slap

I heard the buzz about this book. It was making the rounds of all my friends and the reviews were positive. So, it was a good push for me to give Tsiolkas another try, I’d read “Jesus Man” and found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

  For someone who has written two books of poetry, I am, perhaps, not as regular a reader of poetry as I should be. I do not keep track of the many vibrant internet publications, nor read literary journals regularly. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kyung Ran Jo’s Tongue

“Tongue” is Kyung Ran Jo’s first novel to be translated into English, but she’s the author of four short story collections, another novel and a collection of essays. The scuttlebutt on the book is that the author was a judge … Continue reading

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