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By tigtog on December 16, 2013
Hands up who knew (or at least now remembers that they once knew) that the original play (and subsequent novelisation) by J.M. Barrie was titled “Peter Pan And Wendy” rather than just the “Peter Pan” that current publications and productions favour?
By tigtog on December 14, 2013
We all know Hollywood doesn’t give many leading roles to women, or even speaking roles. What I didn’t know, but what Geena Davis’ Institute On Gender In Media has demonstrated through its data analysis, is that Hollywood persistently doesn’t even give women parity in crowd scenes.
By tigtog on December 13, 2013
Yet another book.
By tigtog on November 23, 2013
Share your feelpinions, but please be spoiler-aware!
By Orlando on November 15, 2013
Director Sally Potter is one of the great original voices in film.
By tigtog on November 3, 2013
Architecture: all gargoyles are grotesques, but not all grotesques are gargoyles.
By tigtog on October 25, 2013
From their 2008 collaboration album Belgian Chocolate, following on from their first collaboration album Raising Sand (2007).
By tigtog on October 20, 2013
The trailer features all the Doctor’s incarnations and a selection of friends and foes. It’s not giving anything much away except a sense of portent:
By tigtog on October 16, 2013
It’s been ages since I linked to Margot McGowan’s ReelGirl blog, and I thought I’d rectify that.
By Lauredhel on October 12, 2013
A couple of things have caught my eye lately, so I thought I’d share! Firstly, the Disability in Kidlit blog. This blog embraces a broad definition of disability, and discusses its representation in middle grade and YA literature from a wide variety of perspectives – and ALL the bloggers identify as disabled themselves. So you […]
By Orlando on October 11, 2013
One of the great modern voices of Soul can be found in Sydney, if you keep your ear to the ground. Having the privilege of hearing Tina Harrod perform live is to be immersed in a wave of sound. Technical control and emotional expression feed into each other. Harrod always feels completely present in her […]
By Orlando on October 10, 2013
The Eastern suburbs’ community radio station, Eastside Radio, which also happens to be a great jazz-specialist station, will soon be hosting their own World Music Festival right near Central Station. Saturday 19 October, 1-8pm, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, FREE.
By tigtog on October 6, 2013
Many of you may have already seen this, it’s nearly a year old, but I’ve only just caught up with it myself. Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart pay tribute to Led Zeppelin at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors with a kickarse performance of Stairway To Heaven. Robert Plant teared up a little bit towards the end.