To all the rom-com’s I’ve loved before

MONIQUE PUEBLOS One of Netflix's latest romantic comedies, To All The Boys I've Loved Before (TATBILB), has captured the hearts of many for all the right reasons. This year has been chock-a-block full of chick flicks both on the small and big … [Read more...]

Henny Spaghetti redefines the art of drag

AIMEE LITTLEBOY Renae Rodino, also known as Henny Spaghetti, is a female drag queen. This could make her a faux queen or a bio queen, but she doesn't refer to herself as this. She just considers herself a drag queen - someone who plays with … [Read more...]

Muswellbrook flexes music

BRANDON CLARK Muswellbrook is gearing up to host the fourth instalment of the Noisy Heeler Music Festival on October 20. With a new year comes a new name for the festival, changing from the Bottom’s Up Festival title used in previous … [Read more...]

Video rental stores face final curtain

MADDISON MANGAN Before there were online streaming services, such as Netflix and Stan, the only way people could enjoy films from home was by visiting your local video store. With online streaming now ubiquitous, videos stores have suffered – but … [Read more...]

Exhibition explores convict dance culture

Dancing in Fetters exhibition colonial clothing

AARON GOODWIN The Redcliffe Museum is currently hosting a new interactive exhibition about Australian convict dance called ‘Dancing in Fetters - The Culture of Convict Dance’. The free exhibition focuses on the culture and dance that was … [Read more...]

Brisbane Festival wraps up with a bang

Riverfire fireworks

TOM ROBERTS The 2018 Brisbane Festival finished with a bang on Saturday night when the skies cleared up for the Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display at South Bank. Rain threatened to interfere with the iconic firework display, which has … [Read more...]

Brisbane artist explores the human condition

Stephen Hart with As Time Goes By

ROMAN KATO Brisbane artist Stephen Hart has opened a new exhibition, called ‘Agency: Rare Offerings from the Museum of Spent Time’ at the Jan Manton Gallery in Spring Hill. The exhibition, which contemplates technology, humanity and meaning, … [Read more...]

Feeding birds does more harm than good

LUCY REES Feeding the birds is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, but can be detrimental to the health of ducks, swans and other aquatic animals. Lucy Rees talks to a local wildlife rescuer to learn more about the harmful effect bread has on the … [Read more...]

Children’s book empowering Coast kids

BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT The Gold Coast writer of a new children's book hopes to empower and inspire young people across Australia. Aimed at children aged six and under, Little Hope, Big Hope tackles multiculturalism, diversity and equity with its … [Read more...]

The price of a pretty face

JORDI WOOD There's a good living in good looks, or is there? Gold Coast’s Insta-famous discuss the reality of investing in social media and what they earn from online fame. From fitness to modelling to travel -- young, beautiful Instagram … [Read more...]