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  • 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...


    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...

  • Classic blues album deserves its place in history

    14 May 2018
    By CHRIS JOHNSONBluesman Robert Cray is currently touring Australia with his band. He is not so well known in the mainstream these days, but he retains a dedicated following of...

  • At your service?

    14 May 2018
    I can still remember my first lecture as a medical student back in 1976.The elderly physiology professor had some very good advice for us which we might just put into action when...

  • Bird in hand, digging for gold

    14 May 2018
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANThe Adelaide Hills, some 30 minutes north of Adelaide, is one of the most picturesque and accessible wine areas in the world. The warm climates of Barossa and...

  • Farcical play has serious side

    09 May 2018
    If there was one fictional short story from the 19th century that helped open discussion about mental health it would have to be the absurd yet powerfully clever Diary of a Madman...

  • Getting out of your comfort zone at the National

    11 Apr 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONCruising from tent to tent and stage to stage at a music festival will always turn up a surprise act.A musician or band you didn’t know about, or one you didn’t...