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The trick to track a standard drink

WITH the party season in full swing, it’s hard to keep track of how many standard drinks you are consuming, especially if your glass doesn’t always represent a standard drink. In Australia, a standard drink refers to 10 grams of alcohol. On average, this is how much the human body can process in one hour. […]

Arts in the city / Summer workshops with the stars

THE Canberra Dance Development Centre director, Jackie Hallahan, now also runs the Balmain Dance Academy in Sydney. Both there and at the Mt Rogers headquarters in Spence, she’s offering a summer workshop program beginning on January 20 with professional dancers, CDDC graduate Paul Knobloch and Cootamundra-raised Thomas Bradley. Bookings essential to 6259 1558 and j.hallahan@bigpond.com […]

Review / ‘Paddington’ (G) *** and a half

IN a Peruvian jungle, explorer Montgomery Clyde befriends an extraordinary bear species hitherto unknown to science. It can speak human-speak. Its preferred diet is marmalade sandwiches. Clyde assures Mr and Mrs Bear that their family will always find a welcome in London. The first live-action feature starring Michael Bond’s literary creation that has delighted children […]

Review / ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ (MA) No stars

AS Sean Anders’s sequel to Seth Gordon’s 2011 pungent dissection of business power plays progressed, I suppressed an urge to walk out. The moments of best merit in “HB2”, jointly directed by Anders and Gordon, involve cameos from Kevin Spacey, in jail where “HB1” left him, all venom and bile, and Jennifer Aniston as a […]

Review / ‘Folies Bergere’ (M) *** and a half

MARC Fitoussi’s agreeable film arrives here with a minor identity crisis. “La Ritournelle” in its native French, in the US it’s “Paris Follies”. None of the three is totally appropriate. On a Normandy farm, Brigitte (Isabelle Huppert) and Xavier (Jean-Pierre Darroussin), both in their 50s, are successful breeders of Charolais cattle, winning prizes with their […]

Start me up: Andrew’s ready for the spotlight

ANDREW James Barr, a Rolling Stones “fanatic” with an abiding love for Canberra, has become the Territory’s seventh chief minister. And whatever he says – “You won’t see radical change in terms of policy priorities” – things are going to be different following Katy Gallagher’s sudden ascent to the Senate. Characteristically, the 41-year-old is keeping his […]

Bowlers roll up to save imperilled club

EVERY Christmas the Queanbeyan Bowling Club hosts a fundraising event for a different local charity – but this time, the charity they’re supporting is themselves. The club is currently in voluntary administration and it’s hoped the Celebrity Family Day on December 21 will help raise much-needed funds. Margaret Davies, president of the Queanbeyan Women’s Bowling […]

Arts / Turrell’s light work of time and space

“WHEN you’re working with light, you end up shaping everything around it” says American artist James Turrell, whose work is the subject of the National Gallery of Australia’s most unusual blockbuster ever. “James Turrell: a retrospective” opens on Saturday, December 13 and the exhibition’s Australian curator, Lucina Ward, has described her encounter with the artist […]