Andy Hazel
is a Melbourne-based writer. He is The Saturday Paper's editorial assistant.

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Travel June 10, 2017

Rao’s restaurant in a New York winter

To get a table at quintessential New York Italian restaurant Rao’s you need to have got your name in the book in 1977 – or know someone who did. Yet the warm welcome you’ll get once inside, will stave off the winter cold.

Culture March 18, 2017

Camp Cope talk music and mental illness

Camp Cope’s frank and confessional lyrics – and their campaign against sexual harassment at gigs – have won them dedicated fans who feel a personal relationship to the trio.

Travel December 03, 2016

Pyongyang resturant, Shanghai

Visitors to North Korea’s state-run restaurant franchise in Shanghai might second-guess the polished smiles of the all-singing staff.

Culture November 05, 2016

Brisbane indie band The Goon Sax

Brisbane teenagers The Goon Sax are getting all the right attention, here and abroad, for their deceptively simple and heartfelt pop. Fans of The Go-Betweens might recognise a pattern.

Travel June 25, 2016

Twin Peaks location hunting in the Pacific Northwest

Visiting set locations of a favourite TV show or film can feel like entering an out-of-kilter dream – all the more so when the show is David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.

Travel June 20, 2015

Positano, on Italy’s Almalfi Coast

The cliffside houses of sun-kissed Positano, Italy, don’t so much command Mediterranean views as welcome them to stop by for the perfect aperitif.