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  • THEATRE - Battle of the sexes well acted

    27 Aug 2018
    Canberra’s Street Theatre is again presenting another classic play with (tenuous) links to what could be described as medical-related terminology.In the 19th Century, Austrian...

  • Timing is everything

    17 Aug 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASER In my last column, I gleefully mused about what an enjoyable evening I had watching the understated spectacle of the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May...

  • Wynns Coonawarra – have a cigar

    17 Aug 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYAN I was swanning around the local bottle shop looking for some inspiration. An old stalwart caught my eye; Wynn’s Black Label 2015 Coonawarra Cabernet...

  • A quartet that sure has the swing

    12 Jun 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONWhen a Louisiana-born jazzman comes to town, it is well worth venturing out on a cold winter’s evening to hear him play.Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who has been...

  • The Royal Wedding

    12 Jun 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIt’s been a few weeks now since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows.Debate about the monarchy aside, I have got to say that there were many memorable...


    12 Jun 2018
    The Happy BowelDr Michael LevittFremantle PressRRP: $24.99 Reviewed by Chris JohnsonJune is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia.The...

  • Seriously (and hilariously) scarred for life

    12 Jun 2018
    THEATREBY DR SUE BELPERIOWhen our perennially accident-prone son was 21, he fell off his pushbike while riding to an important musical workshop at the Adelaide Festival Theatre....

  • Diary does it well

    08 Jun 2018
    THEATRE REVIEWDiary of a Madman The Street, Canberra Season ends 16 JuneREVIEWED BY CHRIS JOHNSONNumerous stories, plays and productions have depicted characters who suffer...

  • Classic blues album deserves its place in history

    14 May 2018
    By CHRIS JOHNSONBluesman Robert Cray is currently touring Australia with his band. He is not so well known in the mainstream these days, but he retains a dedicated following of...

  • At your service?

    14 May 2018
    I can still remember my first lecture as a medical student back in 1976.The elderly physiology professor had some very good advice for us which we might just put into action when...