An interview with John Safran

Since his rise to prominence via the unorthodox channel of Race Around The World, John Safran has become an authority on contemporary documentaries in his own irreverent, delightfully acerbic way. Throughout a colourful career that has now spanned some twenty years, the slightly-built, unassuming-looking Melbournian has produced and starred in a series of disparate, controversial … Read more

Sofija Stefanovic Feature

Sofija Stefanovic is a Serbian-Australian author now based in New York. Among her other writing endeavours, Stefanovic regularly hosts the prestigious literary salon Women Of Letters New York and This Alien Nation, the latter being founded on the ideal of offering those of immigrant backgrounds a platform through which to tell their unique stories. In … Read more

Katy and Me – An obsession most peculiar

Like all twenty-nine-year-old heavily-tattooed males, I harbour an obsession for pop sensation Katy Perry. Hear me out and try and work this out. When driving, I exclusively listen to her immortal Teenage Dream album. Now, I’m not alone in my love of it, that self-same album placed Perry in the record books in being the … Read more

An interview with Lex Hirst

While Lex Hirst has undoubtedly become a leading authority on the Australian literary landscape, it is perhaps her passion for working closely with new authors which has distinguished her most from her contemporaries. The recent immense success with debut novelist Daniel Findlay’s Year Of The Orphan has demonstrated not only her aptitude for identifying outstanding Spec-Fiction titles, but also … Read more

Chasing Immortality

At the very root of our evolutionary tree there exist an immense variety of simple organisms. The phylum cnidaria alone contains over 10, 000 species, mostly anemones, corals and jellyfish. Recently a particular species of jellyfish has received a fair amount of attention due to some new and exciting observations. Swimming amongst the swarm of … Read more

The Golden Age of Travel – Quiz Answers

Question 1: With the dawn of the Twentieth Century and new technology such as oil fired engines and improved building techniques passenger liners became bigger and faster. The major trans-Atlantic shipping companies engaged in a ship-building war similar to that of the great navies with their focus on dreadnought battleships. The competition between the passenger … Read more

The Golden Age of Travel – Quiz

Question 1: With the dawn of the Twentieth Century and new technology such as oil fired engines and improved building techniques passenger liners became bigger and faster. The major trans-Atlantic shipping companies engaged in a ship-building war similar to that of the great navies with their focus on dreadnought battleships. The competition between the passenger … Read more