City Hall to Host Global Café Discussions

BENJAMIN PRATT Ahead of the G20 summit Brisbane residents will have the opportunity to hear from an array of influential world thinkers as part of a series of Brisbane Global Café events at City Hall. The Global Café program boasts an … [Read more...]

Arts Review: The Medics

  A Melodic Dose of Reality: The Medics Pay Respect to Indigenous Culture at Free G20 Cultural Showcase at the HiFi BENJAMIN PRATT - When you see The Medics play you have to believe in them, it’s not even a choice. They hypnotise … [Read more...]

Residents and businesses rage against G20

BENJAMIN PRATT With the G20 summit only days away, business owners and residents are confused and angry about the effects the influx of visitors could have on trade and day-to-day life. To date, more than 5,000 delegates and 3,000 media … [Read more...]

Literature can change the world: Wrapping up the 2014 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

BENJAMIN PRATT As the ocean of readers and writers from around the world depart the 11th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival we can look back at how Saraswati – the Balinese Hindu goddess of wisdom and knowledge, and this year’s festival theme – … [Read more...]

Breaking the Surface: Phil Jarrat and Rusty Miller Launch First Surf Program at Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

BENJAMIN PRATT Approaching its 11th birthday, the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival has remained one of the world’s most prestigious literary festivals. To celebrate their birthday in true Balinese style, this year the festival program has … [Read more...]

Slow down and smell the simplicity

BENJAMIN PRATT In the Eastern world the name Keibo Oiwa (otherwise known by the pen name Tsuji Shin’ichi) is synonymous with slowness and beauty. The Japanese anthropologist, activist and author is the founder of The Sloth Club, a Slow Life … [Read more...]

Turn down for what? BIGSOUND silences haters before it even begins

BENJAMIN PRATT QMusic’s ultimate industry party is once again taking over Brisbane starting on September 10 and running until September 12. Now in its 13th year, BIGSOUND has developed a reputation as the best, most relevant music event in … [Read more...]

Plagiarism is (not) a joke

BENJAMIN PRATT Over the last few weeks controversy and confusion has surrounded the music world due to a clip going viral that reveals the song 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' may have been plagiarised. The hit single by Aussie … [Read more...]

It’s Arrested Democracy

BENJAMIN PRATT Video by YouTube user Ace Alderman (NotChukkov) It's what we've all been waiting for: our favourite group of rich, corrupt, unethical, ignorant and irredeemably obnoxious misanthropes, the government, has been paired up with … [Read more...]