ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

DANCE: HAPPY AS LARRY

Want to be Happy as Larry? According to Shaun Parker, “Doing things in your life that you really love, as much as possible, [and] … Read more

THEATRE: OPTIMISM

How can we be optimistic, when faced with the world’s endless cruelties? How can we truly believe that all will be well? So goes the … Read more

THEATRE: TROLLEY BOYS

Trolleys and junkies and zombies, oh my! Trolley Boys is the latest piece from the Tamarama Rock Surfers, nestled in their cosy alcove at the … Read more

THEATRE: THE FENCE

A soft dusk falls on Parramatta; the evening a simmering chorus of crickets, bats overhead, and, no doubt, the eels (‘burra’) which gave the area’s … Read more

THEATRE: SHORT + SWEET WEEK 2

It’s a full house at Newtown Theatre for the Friday night of Short+Sweet’s Week Two. Tonight features the heartbreaking yet hilarious Perfect Stillness (written by … Read more

OEDIPUS REX & SYMPHONY OF PSALMS

“This is going to be one of those important festival moments,” says Sydney Festival director Lindy Hume, conviction worn firmly on sleeve. “This is [an] … Read more

MOVIE: IN THE LOOP

Radiating cynicism and dripping with dry British wit, In the Loop could well be the comedy of 2010. That is, if the film’s subtle humour, … Read more

MOVIE: INVICTUS

Years ago, Nelson Mandela, praised for his pivotal role in abolishing South Africa’s oppressive apartheid regime, publicly endorsed Morgan Freeman to play out his exploits … Read more

SAM ISAAC – BEARS

Sam Isaac’s nostalgic pop is laced with overt sentimentality. This isn’t a bad thing – his clean, spoony baritone recalls Martin Rossiter of Gene’s melancholic … Read more

FOLK UKE – FOLK UKE

It is hard to know exactly where to put Folk Ute. Folk Uke the album contains a dual female vocal, dual ukele attack; and as … Read more