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  • Talking about airbags

    12 Sep 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIn 1953 an American engineer (John Hetrick) patented a “safety cushion assembly for automotive vehicles”.Hetrick remarked that: "In the spring of '52, my wife,...

  • Soaking in the Baths of Caracalla

    10 Sep 2018
    By Chris Johnson When in Rome….Surely a visit to Italy has to include a night out at the opera?After all, the Italians invented the opera. They know how to put one on.At the...

  • THEATRE - Battle of the sexes well acted

    27 Aug 2018
    Canberra’s Street Theatre is again presenting another classic play with (tenuous) links to what could be described as medical-related terminology.In the 19th Century, Austrian...

  • Timing is everything

    17 Aug 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASER In my last column, I gleefully mused about what an enjoyable evening I had watching the understated spectacle of the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May...

  • Wynns Coonawarra – have a cigar

    17 Aug 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYAN I was swanning around the local bottle shop looking for some inspiration. An old stalwart caught my eye; Wynn’s Black Label 2015 Coonawarra Cabernet...

  • A quartet that sure has the swing

    12 Jun 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONWhen a Louisiana-born jazzman comes to town, it is well worth venturing out on a cold winter’s evening to hear him play.Saxophonist Branford Marsalis, who has been...

  • The Royal Wedding

    12 Jun 2018
    BY DR CLIVE FRASERIt’s been a few weeks now since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry exchanged vows.Debate about the monarchy aside, I have got to say that there were many memorable...

  • BOOK REVIEW

    12 Jun 2018
    The Happy BowelDr Michael LevittFremantle PressRRP: $24.99 Reviewed by Chris JohnsonJune is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative of Bowel Cancer Australia.The...

  • Seriously (and hilariously) scarred for life

    12 Jun 2018
    THEATREBY DR SUE BELPERIOWhen our perennially accident-prone son was 21, he fell off his pushbike while riding to an important musical workshop at the Adelaide Festival Theatre....

  • Diary does it well

    08 Jun 2018
    THEATRE REVIEWDiary of a Madman The Street, Canberra Season ends 16 JuneREVIEWED BY CHRIS JOHNSONNumerous stories, plays and productions have depicted characters who suffer...

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