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Gardening May 20, 2017
Reviving a garden for winter
The cold of late autumn can make it difficult to tend neglected gardens, but a fortifying nip can get you out improving the soil and installing seedlings.
Television March 18, 2017
Married at First Sight
You may not learn anything from the lab-coated matchmaking experts of Married at First Sight, but the show captures the reality of today’s dating culture.
Television April 22, 2017
Big Little Lies
From the designer clothes to the covetable houses to the A-list cast, Big Little Lies is a quality potboiler. But beyond the gloss, the series explores deeper social issues in a refreshingly nuanced way.
Gardening December 24, 2016
Flowers for summer
Summer may not be the most agreeable season to toil in the garden, but a little bit of labour now can bring good results down the track.
Television October 29, 2016
ABC TV’s ‘Rosehaven’
In Rosehaven, Luke McGregor and Celia Pacquola have delivered a comedy comparable to Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, with the wit to reflect on life’s disappointments without eschewing laughs.
Television October 01, 2016
Australia’s best TV drama, ‘Offspring’
At the pinnacle of Australian drama, Offspring presents likeable female leads who can be enjoyed free of moral qualification.
Television June 25, 2016
ABC TV’s ‘Cleverman’
Breaking from TV's tradition of explaining Indigenous causes, the ABC’s sci-fi drama Cleverman makes no attempt to heal or instruct.
Gardening June 04, 2016
El Niño, La Niña and flowering annuals
With the Bureau of Meteorology declaring El Niño over, the time is ripe for gardeners to replant.
Television May 21, 2016
ABC TV’s ‘Comedy Showroom’
The ABC’s sitcom incubator Comedy Showroom includes those who mistakenly believe comedy is a tool to fix the world’s problems or protect our freedoms.
Television April 16, 2016
AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’
Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul offers the same luminous insights into society’s chinks as its predecessor.
Television February 27, 2016
Ascribing meaning to reality TV
Reality TV shows should be left as an enjoyable way to unwind, instead they’re treated as touchstones for debates that matter.
Television November 21, 2015
Aziz Ansari’s new TV series ‘Master of None’
Aziz Ansari’s smart and funny new show firmly focuses on the disappointment of commodities.