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Perth’s Most Romantic Dates

  In celebration of Romance Awareness Month, eHarmony asked us for our favourite romantic date ideas. Whether you want to impress that first date, celebrate an anniversary, or rekindle an old flame, you need some dates that turn up the volume. From fine dining to freefalling, here are Perth’s most romantic dates…. For the high […]

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Girl Shut Your Mouth

I was dubious walking into Theatre Underground. Growing up with a director in the house, my tolerance for over-acting and annoying theatre personas is low. Loaded: A Double Bill of New Plays, however, lingered in my mind days after, and forced me to go through a process of figuring out, which I think all is a […]

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Fringe World 2016: Top Picks

With a program even heavier than last year’s behemoth, this summer’s Fringe World Festival has clearly got the memo from punters who still can’t get enough of the world’s newly crowned third-biggest Fringe. And really, can you blame us? Counting down ’til our city’s balmy summer evenings are chockers with culture in three, two, one… Best […]

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REVIEW: Lou Doillon

Once the muse of Givenchy and the face of Chloé, Lou Doillon was a model and actress before she began writing music. Daughter of actress Jane Birkin (muse of the Birkin Bag), and director Jacques Doillon, Lou is an icon, revered for her French style before her poetics. I had been following Lou on Instagram […]

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Satchmo Cafe

New North Perth addition Satchmo Cafe has absolutely nailed the the thing that’s arguably most difficult, but most important, to get right in a cafe. Any guesses what it is? It’s not the coffee. Don’t get me wrong; they’ve delivered there – the coffee’s consistently great; smooth and deeply flavourful without any bitterness – but […]

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INTERVIEW: Jessica Messenger from Multiverse Theory in D

A word of warning: writer Jessica Messenger’s new play is going to hit pretty close to home for those of us with any kind of inclination to perfectionism (um, guilty). When you hear its subject matter, that makes sense: the play’s about a woman named Naomi, who on the surface appears to have it all […]

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Next to Normal

To describe the show Next to Normal as a musical about a family would be like describing Black Swan as a dance movie, or an Arrested Development episode as cheery family satire: technically correct, and useful if you’re looking for just a snapchat-caption summary, but for any other purpose hopelessly far from the dysfunction, drama […]

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Between Solar Systems

The Blue Room Theatre’s latest offering is everything you’d expect from highbrow contemorary indie theatre: it’s a thoughtful, interrogative piece about isolation and loss; it’s a piece presented by some of the most promising names in the independent theatre scene; and, of course, it’s the kind of thing that makes you think long after it’s […]

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All That Glitters

Four lanky people in gold morph suits, teased hair speckled with glitter, heads bowed, shuffling silently in line as they enter the space. They’re shot with invisible bullets – they retch and moan, their bodies spasm and contract, they bow their heads and snap straight again. Their arms cradle imaginary babies, that they rock silently […]

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INTERVIEW: Gita Bezard from All That Glitters

Gita Bezard doesn’t consider herself an activist. She laughs as she says she tries to be, but next to her brother – who was arrested after breaking into this year’s Australian Open men’s final, to hang a banner drawing attention to the plight of refugees in detention on Manus Island – she describes herself as […]

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