A sculptural treat in North Melbourne

A review of sculptor Geoff Bonney’s latest exhibition in North Melbourne by Columbia Winterton

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Katie’s Crab Shack

  by Meegan Waugh What do you do if you have a family from Maryland and Louisiana, your great-aunt’s cookbooks, a bunch of family recipes and a passion for seafood? If you’re Katie Marron, you open Miss Ka­tie’s Crab Shack. Located on Johnston Street in Fitzroy (look out for the neon crab sign), Miss Katie’s…

Mörk Cacao Artisans

  by Michael Hockstein There is a place along Errol Street, a little north of the central ‘plaza’ of cafes, stores and restaurants. A provocative place, luring you into indulgence. Recently I succumbed to desire and en­tered, and my tongue, stomach and mind have thanked me for it. At Mörk Cacao Artisans they deliver an…

Cafe 99

  by Alpha Barratt A little spot for the local North Mel­bourne community to enjoy a myriad selection of tasty delights is Cafe 99. Located in the Victorian Archives Centre on Shiel Street and owned by local Tony Tiganis, it’s the perfect place to go for a simple coffee and a quick pastry. Cafe 99…

Book Review – The Girl With the Dogs

The Girl with the Dogs by Anna Funder Reviewed by Chris Saliba – (Penguin, RRP: $9.99) Tess and Dan are an affluent middle-class couple with three children: 13-year-old Charlotte and the six-year-old twins, Tom and Lorna. Tess and Dan’s marriage is a dependable one, but after so many years it has become, if not stale,…

Book Review – The Sex Myth

The Sex Mytth by Rachel Hills Reviewed by Chris Saliba – In her early twenties, Australian journalist Rachel Hills felt that her sex life didn’t match up with the cultural stereotypes surrounding her. Media, advertising and television told her that she should be having wild, uninhibited sex every day. Her generation was supposedly the most…