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The valuable damaging lost art of reviewing

The valuable damaging lost art of reviewing The lost art of reviewing, by Steve Davis.

What is this valuable damaging lost art of reviewing? Or, should I be asking, how do we solve a problem like reviewers? Well, here’s something interesting. I’ve been reviewing for two decades and aim to do a fair job, writing with the subject’s audience in mind. Many performers end up using my reviews as part […]

LEAKED: Brenton Bock’s next ‘big idea’ for Adelaide

LEAKED: Brenton Bock’s next ‘big idea’ for Adelaide

I caught the story last week that Brenton Bock, a local advertising executive, had floated a new ‘big idea’ for Adelaide: a giant maze with restaurant in the south parklands. I wouldn’t mind wandering through the maze, especially if its layout was easily changeable to keep it fresh. But what really piqued my interest was […]

When did the gulf grow so wide between The Advertiser and The ABC?

When did the gulf grow so wide between The Advertiser and The ABC?

The beauty of consuming news from a smartphone, is that you can get a quick overview of the main topics of the day and then choose to dive deeper into the stories that interest you most. I’ve noticed lately that the ABC has recently upgraded its smartphone app, meaning its daily headlines are comprehensive and […]

Thanks Foxtel, thanks Free-To-Air TV, I’ve gotten my life back

Thanks Foxtel, thanks Free-To-Air TV, I’ve gotten my life back

A big thank you to the programmers at Foxtel for making it such an easy family decision to cancel our pay TV contract recently. Not only are we now saving money, I’m finding more time to be productive AND enjoy other forms of recreation, like reading. Here’s what happened. We had been paying almost $100 […]

The Guardian Three Little Pigs video reveals truth about Big Bad Media

The Guardian Three Little Pigs video reveals truth about Big Bad Media Guardian 3 little pigs

The Guardian’s two-minute commercial, Guardian open journalism: Three Little Pigs advert – video (view below), attempts to tell the story about how wonderful news coverage is in this age of social media. However, it actually reveals more ugly truth about the media today then was intended. I believe this commercial is the most convincing argument […]

Christmas cards die slow death – good riddance

Christmas cards die slow death – good riddance

Had a chat with Glen Ridge on Melbourne Tonight (Radio MTR) this evening in the wake of a Herald Sun report that only one in three Gen Ys and about half Gen Xs will bother sending physical xmas cards this season. The theory is that social networks will carry the cheer and this will be […]

Extras Christmas Special right on target

Extras Christmas Special right on target

If you get a chance to watch the Extras Christmas Special, please do. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have produced one of the┬ámost exquisite and searing critiques of our celebrity culture I have seen. The beauty of this show is that it is largely bereft of laughs throughout, as the main character, Andy, quits his […]