Review / ‘Peppermint’ (MA) ***

With holidays almost here, movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys “Peppermint”, effective summer holiday escapist cinema that makes few demands of its audience.

Review / ‘Dud’ play draws uneven performances

"Happy Birthday, Wanda June," written by Kurt Vonnegut, directed by Cate Clelland, Canberra REP at Theatre, until August 4. Reviewed BY LEN POWER

‘Rare delight’ in Armenian music

Review: “The Mystic, the Monk and the Muse,” Concert 6, Canberra International Music festival Fitter's Workshop, May 11 Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Review: Bending the rules of farce

theatre “Improbable Fiction” By Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Corille Fraser Canberra Rep, at Theatre 3 until December 8. Reviewed by Len Power.

Review / ‘Joe Cinque’s Consolation’ (M) *** and half

THIS is the second film telling the true, unhappy story about a beautiful ANU law student who murdered a handsome public servant whom she...
10,000 miles

Review / ”10,000 Miles” at The Q

Dance / 10,000 Miles Presented by QL2 Dance and The National Youth Dance Company of Scotland. The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. 17th April. Reviewed by Bill Stephens.

Local sweet success

FOLLOWERS of award-winning restaurants tremble with excitement when opening Australia’s only annual restaurant guide, to see how Canberra has performed on the national food...

Review / Sukumaran paints ‘unsettling’ final moments

arts / "Another Day in Paradise”, paintings by Myuran Sukumaran, at Tuggeranong Arts Centre until April 29. Reviewed by JOHNNY MILNER.

Review / ‘Jasper Jones’ (M) ** and a half

CRAIG Silvey’s first novel to become a feature film had box office potential and Rachel Perkins’ direction of it is competent enough. But Shaun...

Review / ‘Julieta’ (M) ****

THE source for Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodovar’s first drama film in more than a decade is short stories, "Chance", "Soon" and "Silence", from Canadian...

Dining / Yummy Chinese street food with affection

"As a Chinese eating house and bar, Momoda embraces unconventional approaches to absolutely everything it does," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Amazing, just so amazing!

GASTRONOMY; is it the art or science of good eating? That’s the experience four of us had etched in our memories after slowly working...

Dining / Taking the high road with coffee

"We made the mistake of ordering a cappuccino and were told (politely but firmly) that one cannot 'taste the coffee' in a cappuccino," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Review / Kosky creates cosmic disorder with ‘The Nose’

“The Nose”, at Sydney Opera House, February 23, 26, 28 and March 3. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Artistically provocative

DANCE “EnTrance” Created and performed by Yumi Umiumare, The Street Theatre, season ended. Reviewed by Joe Woodward YUMI Umiumare is an accomplished performer exhibiting...

Dining / You say frittata, I say fantastic

"The service was a wee bit slow, but the staff made up for it, engaging as we placed our order and all smiles when they brought our brekkie out," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Review: Capturing the the emotion of landscape

visual art “Marking Place” Works by G W Bot, Anita McIntyre and Wendy Teakel CMAG, until March 21 Reviewed by Johnny Milner

Review: Forceful work concludes music festival

“Into the Rose Garden” Concert 25, Canberra International Music Festival Fitters’ workshop May 18. Reviewed by Helen Musa

Review / Wearable and witty work at Bilk

craft / “Alternative Views". By Larah Nott and Jo Hawley, at Bilk Gallery, Palmerston Lane, Manuka until November 11. Reviewed by Meredith Hinchliffe

Review / Paintings, and other things, explore today’s world

art / “Painting Amongst Other Things”, at ANCA Gallery, until August 26, at ANU School of Art and Design Gallery, until September 1, and ANU Drill Hall Gallery until October 7. Reviewed by JOHN LANDT





Political spinners give lie to the science

"Canberra continues to be degraded through ad hoc regulations, through loopholes that developers exploit and by planning regulators who are very good at the job they do – looking the other way," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 


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