Meet comedian Jackie Loeb

Jackie Loeb

Jackie Loeb didn't choose to be a comedian. It chose her and she tells Some Notes From A Broad that she couldn't be anything else. I have always been a performer. In my formative years I mightn’t have had a real understanding of what that entailed but I was always

Books, TV, Movies and More: November 2019

Watch TV series and books to read

It’s November already. Can you believe it?  We returned home in March after living in the UK in 2018 and the months have just flown by since that first morning we set foot back onto Australian ground into the fog of humidity.  It feels like that scene in the movies when the

The Booker Prize, plus this week’s wrap

Margaret Atwood bernadine Evaristo booker prize

The big news from the world of books and prizes this week was the announcement of the winner of the Booker Prize. In a shock decision, the Booker Prize was given to two authors, Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Bernadine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other. The judges simply couldn’t split

Dead Central Exhibition

One of the more interesting things on in Sydney at the moment has to be the Dead Central exhibition. This wonderful audio-visual experience at the NSW State Library takes you back to the late nineteenth century just before Central Station was built.  What a lot of Sydneysiders probably don’t realise is

Banksy Exhibition

Banksy Love Is In The Air

The Banksy exhibition is currently on in Sydney with 80 artworks, the largest touring collection of the famed street artist's works. Just this week Banksy hit the news over a trademark dispute for merchandise using his artworks. Basically if he doesn't have his own merchandise, he doesn't own the trademark,

Friday On My Mind

Clea DuVall

This week's round-up of Emmy winners and picks for streaming shows, film, TV, books, exhibitions and more. On the small screen  This week’s dress fest The Emmy’s celebrated more than just thigh-high splits, fake tans and frozen smiles (or maybe I’m getting confused with the Bronlow Medal in Australia); anyway there were

Queen Victoria: An unlikely icon

Surviving seven assassination attempts, giving birth to nine children and reigning for over half of the nineteenth century, it’s fair to say Queen Victoria had a life less ordinary. But Victoria wasn’t destined for the role of queen from birth. Fifth in line to the throne, a series of deaths