Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner – Book Review
This razor-sharp, shrewdly observed novel about marriage, divorce and middle-age malaise provoked a whole range of reactions in me. I was engrossed at first, then a tad frustrated, and finally appreciative when I realised what a clever Trojan horse of a story it really was.
Aurora @ Palais Theatre
My crazy busy concert-going week concluded with another fabulous live show from the enchanting, quirky and adorable Norwegian songbird.
Gaslight – Film Review
Atmospheric and disturbing 1944 thriller about domestic psychological torment that, along with the original play, spawned the well-known modern term.
Florence + The Machine @ Rod Laver Arena
Four years after the last tour, it was a pleasure to see wonderful and bewitching Florence Welch spin her magic with yet another out-of-this-world performance, on the International Women’s Day no less.
Heilung @ Forum Theatre
Heilung was unlike any other live show I’ve been to, a mystical, otherworldly experience that’s part music concert, part ritual that seeks to connect with the ancient world of northern Europe.
Charlie the Cat at Five
At five years old, Charlie has matured a little bit but mostly remains the same silly, mischievous boy.
Avatar: The Way of Water – Film Review
It took a while but I eventually got around to watching that obscure little indie movie about blue cat people.
Harry Styles @ Marvel Stadium
I enjoyed the hits, charm and showmanship, but spending a couple of hours in a stadium packed with thousands of delirious screaming girls was a tad too much for this geriatric millennial*.
Child with Cat by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The painting shows Julie Manet, the daughter of fellow artists Edouard Manet and Berthe Morisot, and her kitten who seems to be so blissed out in her lap it’s practically smiling. Children can be thoughtlessly cruel, so I assume that Julie was a nice kid to earn this kind of absolute trust from a cat.