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Canberra Confidential: Shufflin’ in Kingston

"LOOK who I ran into?" says reader Donna McMillan, who was more than a little surprised to find LMFAO's Redfoo - in his trademark bright...

Canberra Confidential: In the stars?

COULD the Vinnies CEO Sleepout fundraising tallies of our local MLAs be a harbinger of the upcoming election result? For those looking for signs –...

Review / ‘Hail, Caesar!’ (PG) ***

INITIALLY, Hollywood studios didn’t make movies. They made money. And took themselves very seriously in an industry waxing fat making shadows on a screen...

Canberra Confidential: Over before it starts

MUST be the stress of being in the ratings period, but the conditions for much of MIX106.3’s listener-attracting on-air competitions seem to suggest no...

Canberra Confidential / Cartoonist pulls no punches

WHAT to do with a pair of boxer Mike Tyson’s jeans? That was the creative challenge “CityNews” cartoonist Paul Dorin faced recently as he...

Canberra Confidential: Watch your step in Civic

THE pack-up after an event the size of the Multicultural Festival is a gigantic job and it's accomplished with impressive speed, but CC wonders...

Canberra Confidential / When mother knows best

“MY hero is Mum. When I got my own police station she knitted me a teddy bear. I was hoping for a coffee mug,”...

Canberra Confidential / Messengers don’t get the message

OH, no! What’s this? An unthinkable tiff between the ACT Government and reporters from the “Canberra Times”? Unhappy reporter Tom McIlroy, sniffily tweeted that it...

Canberra Confidential

Throwing in the Towell “CANBERRA Times” reporter Noel Towell got an uncomfortable mention in a Federal Estimates hearing last week when Labor Senator Kim Carr...

Canberra Confidential: Here’s to the King!

AS one sharp-eyed reader noticed, the gilded copper expression of Canberra's Coat of Arms above the entry to the ACT Legislative Assembly includes the...

Canberra Confidential / Fashion with an uppercut

IN possibly a world first, boxing gloves will make their debut on a catwalk when local designer Red Corner launches its new...

Canberra Confidential / When pretty boys paraded

THE Araluen (population 300) sports day is back after a break of, oh, 30 years. As our picture shows of the crowd-stopping, late '70s...

Canberra Confidential: Model passion for looks and personality

CO-CREATOR of Fashfest and about-town adman Clint Hutchinson’s other half, Andrea, has a very fashionable new venture. She is heading new modelling agency HAUS Models,...

Canberra Confidential: Top advice, Jayson

DESIGNER Jayson Brunsdon was in town last week, and in the midst of showing off his latest collection of glamorous frocks at Canberra Centre’s...

Canberra Confidential / Shooting cockatoos

SNAPPER Gary Schafer was heading home the other day and couldn’t resist slamming on the brakes, leaping out and shooting this lovely late-afternoon photo...

Canberra Confidential / Corbell the comeback kid?

CANBERRA’S former Prince of Outrage, Jorian Gardner, clearly delighted at the news of the ACT’s fast-forwarding to 100 per cent of renewable energy, tweeted...

Canberra Confidential: It’s a guy thing…

CLEARLY public art lovers can’t keep their hands off Danish sculptor Keld Moseholm’s piece, “On the Staircase”, in Petrie Plaza. Two of the four little...

Canberra Confidential / Don’t panic, just gargle!

AS conscientious queues form in chemist shops all over town for a shot of the latest influenza vaccine (this year packed with protection against...

Election Confidential / Revealed: naked Northbourne

CANBERRANS traversing the soon-to-be-high-rise corridor we used to know as Northbourne Avenue now have their first glimpse of the Labor government's promised "urban meadow"...

Commissioner called to Chequers

BRITISH High Commissioner Paul Madden was using all his diplomatic skills when called to Chequers for a high-level meeting with his Prime Minister and...

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