Reg Mombassa’s Cranium Universe

‘House at Beach Road with Kirk’s Bush’ (1974), a painting of a house that his father built, is in pride of place on the kitchen wall of Reg Mombassa’s two-storey home in Glebe. ”I sold that for $350 and bought it back for $12,000 – I ripped myself off,” he says. STORY AND PHOTOS BY […]


The Wilarious Wil Anderson

By Nick Cavaretta Some love him, some don’t. But whichever way you look at him he’s a household personality, and millions of people tune in watch or listen to him each week. (He also doesn’t wear underwear on stage … just saying.) William James Anderson is a television/radio presenter and currently the host of Gruen […]

Student Survival Guide

Nom: The $4 lunch

A thing of beauty: banh mi thit from Marrickville Pork Roll. Photo: Adam Enoch  BY ADAM ENOCH My knowledge of South-East Asian history is comically limited, but without debating the finer points, I’d suggest that one of the best things to occur as a result of the French colonisation of Vietnam was the introduction of […]


Reel jobs: cinema usher

“It doesn’t really feel like work.” The candy bar at Palace Cinemas in Norton St, Leichhardt. Photo: David Hickey BY DAVID HICKEY The life of a student is not an easy one. While we put in the study hours in the hope that they’ll pay off in the future, our rent, utilities and alcohol expenses […]


BDO tickets winner announced

  Jemima Choquenot-Pizer, from Ultimo TAFE, was the winner of our Sydney TAFE Radio survey competition, and has won a double pass to the 2013 Big Day Out. Thanks Jemima and everyone else who took part. Stay posted for news of our Sydney TAFE Media launch in late November.


Review: The Tender Age

By Amanda Parkinson Photos taken by the child, distributed as sexting, made viral by peers and justified as ‘selfies’ … are they child porn? The Tender Age, co-directed by David Williams and Fraser Corfield explores the impact of social media on adolescents’ sexual maturity. The play, inspired by the infamous on-air lie detector test with Kyle […]