Saluting farmers and celebrating quality produce 

"Market Grill celebrates quality produce in all that it does. It's lucky to be able to pick from Pialligo Estate’s two-hectare market garden that thrives on the banks of the Molonglo River," says dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Tears and laughter for domesticated Fred Smith

Reviewer ROB KENNEDY felt the love in the room when Fred Smith introduced his new album "Domestic".

Sumptuous night of open-air theatre

Reviewer ARNE SJOSTEDT savouring a “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a Tuggeranong park.

Squeezing a new vision from ‘Grapes of Wrath’

Reviewer LEN POWER is full of praise for a new production of "The Grapes of Wrath".

Movie Review / ‘A Guide to Second Date Sex’ (MA)

DOUGAL MACDONALD reviews the new movie "A Guide to Second Date Sex".

Movie review / ‘Richard Jewell’ (MA)

"There is no denying that Clint Eastwood has again delivered a cracker of a film. The cast is good. The tempo and tensions hold up well." Thumbs up from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD for "Richard Jewell".

Movie review / ‘Parasite’ (MA)

See it, even if you hate subtitled dialogue. reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has no qualms about the Oscar-award top dog "Parasite".

Song Company sings through psalms

GRAHAM McDONALD reviews the resurrected Song Company's first performance in Canberra for the year.

Combo cafe with a lot in store

"Braddon Merchant is a combo café, deli and grocer. The decor has a European feel and the menu celebrates fresh, tasty Mediterranean dishes made with artisan products and fresh deli offerings," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Makigawa ‘links’ jewellery with ease

There is a comfortable ease about these works – ease in that they are thoughtfully and superbly made, and ease for the wearer, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE about Carlier Makigawa's “Linked” exhibition.

Compelling music celebrates Beethoven’s birth

Impeccable tuning, excellent balance and fine dynamic contrast and control featured throughout, with complete understanding between the players, writes music reviewer IAN McLEAN after watching the Australian String Quartet perform yesterday (February 10).

Jazz ‘supergroup’ plays one great performance

While they don’t have a name, yet, they should be called “One” because they make one great sound and give one great performance, writes music reviewer ROB KENNEDY about "jazz legends" Mike Nock, Jonathan Swartz, Julien Wilson and Hamish Stuart.

Sydney Consort’s farewell ends on a superb note

The Sydney Consort delivered a superbly played concert for their appreciative audience in the Wesley Music Centre, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Three brilliant bursts of ‘living’ Beethoven

Reviewer CLINTON WHITE discovers a 'living, breathing' Beethoven in the hands of Richard Tognetti.

Movie review / ‘H Is For Happiness’ (PG)

“H Is For Happiness” may be billed as a comedy (and it does indeed have a good sprinkling of humour) but beneath its surface there’s some serious stuff that adults understand because of having survived it, says movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.

Movie review / ‘For Sama’ (MA)

"For Sama" is remarkable documentary that has been nominated for an Oscar. Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD has no hesitation: four stars.

Movie review / ‘Birds of Prey’ (MA)

"It’s not the most compelling argument for the feminist cause." Reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD finds "Birds of Prey" boring.

Haydn crew turn in a ‘near faultless’ performance

GRAHAM McDONALD reviews a concert from the Australian Haydn Ensemble.

Dining / Poppin’ up to prove a point

Dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON writes about her latest visit to Kiosk, a food lover’s dream pop-up. "We’ve been multiple times and can’t fault any dish," she says.

Moview review / ‘A Hidden Life’ (PG)

Five stars from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD for "A Hidden Life".

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