February 25, 2014
In this Issue:
Because it is the only art form happy to take us back to the bog rather than elevate us above it, you really mustn’t let a movie like Le Week-end (and Nebraska) come and go without taking in its intelligence and humanity.
IMDb, the film reference site, tells me that if I liked this I’ll like Inside Llewyn Davis, to which I say, ‘give me a break!’ Alexander Payne’s sad but funny, quiet but emotionally rowdy movie Nebraska is streets ahead
It’s hard to pin down just what is so intoxicating (and I use that word carefully) about comedian Fiona O’Loughlin, but as an audience member it is possible to think ‘I could listen to this woman forever’.
Mullumbimby is a relaxed town, and yet, it is blessed with a number of quality eateries. Perhaps its greatest lack in the past has been a quality restaurant open regularly at night.
Giselle, with its tale of human passions and supernatural forces, is one of the most enchanting ballets of all time, examining the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love.
At just 24, us soul sensation Allen Stone is making his mark. This Seattle songwriter talks about mobile phones and social networks; he sings about the clout of the christian right and a culture of greed.
Tonight sees the opening of the Blue Kat at Byron’s Soho Lounge. Curated by Amanda Bennett, she chatted with Seven about what to expect.
A much-anticipated protest against the current Abbott government and its draconian polices have hit a local bureaucratic snag.
The hundredth birthday celebration for long-time Brunswick Heads resident Jean Godden (nee Mortimer) was held at Brunswick Heads Bowling Club last Saturday.
Infrastructure to improve internet connections has been upgraded at exchanges in Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park and Byron Bay but Skennars Head still lags behind.
There appears to be some confusion around football terminology, particularly in relation to the codes of rugby league and rugby union.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure must go back to the drawing board with their extravagant West Byron development.
A tour player and now a Mullumbimby coach, Steve has been elected president of the Mullum Tennis Club, in a move outgoing president Steve Johnstone welcomed as a ‘rejuvenation’ of the club.
Dr Liz Elliott, Billinudgel. Mungo wonders what is Abbott’s plan for Australia! Well, actually it’s Abbott’s puppeteers’ plan, and that plan is to sign the TPP.
Australia’s largest regional film festival, Byron International Film Festival, kicks off this Friday with a dazzling opening night, and a lineup that features 226 films from 36 countries.
Now in its sixth year SNAP! is a photography competition open to young photographers aged from 12 to 24, who live, work or study in the northern rivers.
The newly anointed NSW Labor candidate for Tweed, Ron Goodman, wasted no time in trying to wedge incumbent MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) over a paid parking proposal for Tweed Hospital.
Byron Shire Cr Basil Cameron. The rush to build a rock wall at Belongil has already seen $300,000 diverted. Now Environmental Levy funds are proposed to be raided.
Mandy Nolan interviews the author of a controversial novel about obesity and our relationship to our bodies.