July 29, 2014
In this Issue:
Do you remember how last week I suggested that Sex Tape might prove to be the worst movie of the year? Well – hold the phone! Another one has come in even lower!
It is only in hindsight that we can understand what a disservice was done to the mighty myths of ancient Greece and Rome by 1960s B-grade sword-and-sandal, low-budget epics.
’They say every hero has to leave home, but what those first steps are like I’m yet to know,’ reads the first line of Jessie Cole’s second novel, Deeper Water.
After football trials in Sydney, 12-year-old Max Lambie was selected from many budding Socceroos from all around Australia to be included in the Foxtel Allstar team that recently travelled to Florida for two weeks with Tim Cahil
It’s about time a book like this came along, as a counterweight to the bronzed Anzac hero-worship culture that engenders a lop-sided, jingoistic view of Australia’s armed forces – Review by Russell Eldridge.
This week's roundup starts with a celebrations when Stukulele and Miss Amber celebrate Uke Mullum’s third Birthday tonight for a fun family event at The Court House Hotel.
This weekend will see the Byron Bay Writers Festival in all it's glory – We spoke to festival chair Chris Hanley and festival director Edwina Johnson about what was in store.
From next week we will be extending our popular existing Good Taste restaurant directory with a new section called The Good Life.
Roller Derby comes to town this Friday when teams from Byron’s own Bay Rollers, the Beach Babes and the Hillbilly Hotties go head to head at the Byron Sports Complex.
A local musician and artist has just completed an interesting experiment by travelling through NSW and QLD for two months without touching money.
A Mullumbimby alleyway has been transformed by young local artist Daniel Hend. Entitled Spiritual Evolution, it was commissioned by Kym Masterson of the Japunumop Noshery on Burringbar Street.
Circus performer, artist and puppeteer, and now author, Asphyxia is best known as the creator of the puppets the Grimstones.
On his first trip to Australlia, American author Poe Ballantine will discuss his lauded true-crime memoir Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere, in conversation with Richard Fidler on Friday at the Byron Community Centre Theatre.
With lots of comedy in this week's Culture wrap up, there is sure to be plenty to laugh about
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Story and photo Eve Jeffery The Byron Bay Writers Festival simply would not happen without the generous time, energy and dedication given by the volunteers who donate innumerable hours every year for the sake of the written word. Last Saturday, the...
Tries were distributed generously among the Red Devils on Saturday as they easily accounted for Evans Head to the tune of 42–18.
I remember meeting Marcia Hines at an SBS filming of a show Mum’s the Word that we did probably well over a decade ago.
A freedom of information request for the NSW Holiday Park Trust’s 2012-13 annual report has revealed some questionable accounting.