THIS year's Melbourne International Arts Festival had something for everyone and the public response vindicated the new course set by artistic director Brett Sheehy. The box-office figures doubled the takings of some recent years in which the festival controversially adopted a narrower, more rarefied program. In a year of economic..read more
YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME La Mama @ the Courthouse 349 Drummond Street, Carlton June 30-July 11
FAST cars, beautiful girls, celebrity pals, wild parties and the ultimate $150 million playpen; on the surface Justin Hemmes would appear to lead a charmed life.
UNTIL recently the social networking website Facebook was the exclusive playpen of the undergraduate classes of society. It was a distraction from boring lectures and provided a convenient way for friends to tell you when you should turn up with a box of wine and glibly say "Happy birthday" to..read more
Michael Evans builds sandcastles in safety on the concrete promenade.