Hearty Modern Indian Food? Yes, Horn Please!

With a wood fireplace crackling away and the sweet scent of aromatic curries, Horn Please in Fitzroy North was the perfect dining experience for a winter’s night out. It was a typically cold Melbourne night in June, and rugged up in my winter coat, the frosty wind still permeated though my body, but entering the […]

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Film Review: The Colour of Darkness

Melbourne based filmmaker Girish Makwana, has created a thought provoking film which considers the cross-cultural experiences of prejudice, fear and love. The Colour of Darkness tells two stories, one set in 1965 in India, and the other the year 2010 in Melbourne. These two tales intersect to show the pervasive forces of discrimination and fear […]

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Theatre: A Night at the Cabaret

Velvet seats and bright lights, the electrifying energy of a live performance, and an opportunity to wear my vintage fur while not feeling overdressed thanks to the woman in a floor length cape to my right and the man in a top hat two rows ahead, it was of course a night out at the […]

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Weekend Read: The Handmaid’s Tale

Worlds away from the bland youth genre books we had read up to that point, I first read The Handmaid’s Tale as a fourteen-year-old as part of school-set required reading. Originally published in 1985, this Margaret Atwood novel is stained in my memory as a riveting and horrifying read, yet thoroughly unfathomable outside of the […]

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VAMFF 2017

As a supporter of the arts and creative industries, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual event that I look forward to. This year I attended the Camilla and Marc Grand Showcase. Held in the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building and showing both daywear and eveningwear, the show was a true fashion theatre experience. Rich emerald […]

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