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February 14, 2016

I heart Hiroshima

03/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

I heart Hiroshima is back on the country road... amid the long grass of new single 'Shakeytown.' Susie (drums/voice), Matt (guitar/voice), & Cameron (guitar/voice/art) are finally coming back from their two month long trek across Europe and the UK.

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The Stocktake Sale Survival Guide

01/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The recession may mean that pinching pennies is the new black, but if you’re not feeling it – now is the perfect time to shop. End of financial year sales are in swing and the savings are proving to be some of the most dramatic in years. But before you head out to snag a string of bargains, you should be ‘stocktake sale' versed and equipped. 1. Don’t pull a bender

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Calling a spade a spade

01/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Who is Spader Clothing? Spader Clothing is a new Aussie fashion label, founded by John Ruman, Anthony Withers and Rush in Canberra, 2007. We see ourselves as a premium label with substance - a brand with meaning and a lifestyle people can aspire to. How was Spader born? Spader was born when Rush (one of the directors) returned from America with news that people over there loved the word Spader. We thought we could leverage the word somehow, and clothing was the right commercial choice for us to pursue. Who wears Spader Clothing?

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Canberra's Literary Weekend

01/07/2009 by Rosaline Walters

On Friday 10th of July an event of literary proportions opens in Canberra. The ACT Writers Centre is organizing a 3 day Literary Long Weekend. To an English geek like me, that’s like waving a pair of Manolo Blahniks at Carrie Bradshaw. The entire first day of the forum is devoted to practical advice. The sessions have titles like Marketing Your Book and Not Just Polishing Your Prose: What Your Editor Can Do For You. The next two days are crammed like an overflowing wardrobe with literary seminars, forums, and debates. Cue the Homer Simpson drool of excitement.

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Eskimos set to heat up Canberra

01/07/2009 by Liam Budge

Over the last twelve years Eskimo Joe has cemented their place in a blossoming Australian music scene. On the 29th June, Liam Budge spoke to drummer, guitarist and keyboardist Joel Quartermain of Eskimo Joe, who are about to embark on a nationwide tour of their newest studio album 'Inshalla'. Eskimo Joe are setting out on tour, as they they continue to build upon the great success of their last Aria Award winning album 'Black Fingernails, Red Wine'. August 1st will see Eskimo Joe performing to an undoubtedly packed ANU Bar, as they stop to play the nation's capital.

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Bertie reveals 'Secrets and Lies'

01/07/2009 by Liam Budge

On a cold Canberra night, patrons squeezed into Transit Bar to welcome Sydney Singer-Songwriter Bertie Blackman. The crowd gathered as anticipation rose for one of the rising stars of the Australian music scene. Shortly after the clock struck ten, a mischievous Bertie Blackman strode onto stage to a rousing applause. Blackman was here on a visit to Canberra to promote her critically acclaimed 2nd album 'Secrets and Lies'.

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Your winners: Ellacure & Sub-Urban

01/07/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

Ellacure has won The OutInCanberra People’s Choice Best Restaurant 2009, and Sub-Urban has won OutInCanberra People’s Choice Best Bar/Nightclub 2009. The OutInCanberra People's Choice Awards were presented on Wednesday 17th June as part of the OutInCanberra 2009 AHA Hospitality Awards.

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Culinary veterans doing great Italian

30/06/2009 by Michelle Fielding

Speaking with part head chef/owner, Robert Oliver of The Haig Italian Restaurant, is like speaking with the all-knowing Yoda from Star Wars. After numerous awards and 29 years in the industry, this veteran restaurateur – though only in experience – has been a chef for as long as he can remember, and has never come across a customer he couldn’t please.

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Fine fare @ Gorman House

30/06/2009 by Michelle Fielding

Pushing the boundaries of what food should look and taste like is what Sage Restaurant owner and Head Chef Kyle Prowse is all about. Self described as ‘different and unique,’ the dishes he creates are fine fare, but taken to the max.

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A Vain Affair

10/06/2009 by Natalie Tsirimokos

The National Portrait Gallery of Australia will play host to Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913 – 2008 this June. This is the first exhibition to bring together rare vintage portraits with contemporary classics from Vanity Fair and the legendary Condé Nast Archive. Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913 – 2008 celebrates the work of master photographers Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino to name a few. Having already hit England and the USA, Canberra is the only stop nationally, for this travelling exhibition.

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