ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

FRIDAY THE 13TH

The latest skinny-dip into Crystal Lake finds a new batch of irritating, sexed-up teens to terminate. And mummy’s boy Jason is up to the challenge, slashing his way through scenes packed with boobs, Southern-fried yokels, twangy dialogue and plenty of b-l-o-o-d. As a rehash, it ticks all the boxes. (AB)

CHRIS JOSS – STICKS

French producer and solo-multi-instrumentalist Chris Joss is a very impressive musician, technically speaking – a virtual library of instruments, deft with dulcimers, guitars, bass, drums, … Read more

THE SAINTS – LIVE IN BRISBANE 2007

I’m Stranded may or may not have been the first “punk” release in 1976, it doesn’t matter. When it comes to the “fuck you” of … Read more

THIN LIZZY – STILL DANGEROUS – Live in 1977

Long lost live recordings are becoming something of a trend these days, making for fancy re-issues of bootlegs and unreleased double albums of extended jams.This … Read more

COCONUT RECORDS – DAVY

Jason Schwartzman has a band – that actor of various Wes Anderson flicks, among other things, yes the same guy – or, more correctly, he … Read more

BUDDY & JULIE MILLER – WRITTEN IN CHALK

“Take me back / When times were hard and we didn’t know it / If we et (ate) / We had to grow it” – … Read more

EXHIBITION: PRETTY TELLING I SUPPOSE – PHOTOGRAPHS BY SAMUEL HODGE

With a unique eye for life’s details, Samuel Hodge’s unpretentious images capture the beautiful, banal, melancholic, intimate, occasionally explicit and often hilarious fleeting moments of … Read more

THEATRE: EDUCATING RITA

Educating Rita follows the relationship between Rita and Frank during the period of a university semester. Dissatisfied with her working class life as a hairdresser, … Read more

THEATRE: TRAVESTIES

Stoppard’s plays, like the man himself as far as I gather, masquerade as highly opinionated but in the end show up to be not really … Read more

LECTURE SERIES: DECODING DRESS

From saris to sarongs to kimonos to cheongsams. Dress as national identity, as signifier of personal rank, 
as an art form, as an industry, as … Read more