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Lifestyle

Make the best of bloomin’ winter

Despite the first month of winter being upon us, the Canberra garden can still be in bloom with shrubs such as camellias, winter sweet and viburnums, writes gardening columnist JACKIE WARBURTON.

Lifestyle

Unlocking access to the power of cold therapy

In a bustling world where the demands of physical, mental, and emotional well-being are ever-increasing, one Australian entrepreneur has devised a groundbreaking solution to unlock the transformative power of cold therapy.

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Opinion

World sees humour in different ways. Funny that

"Different nationalities have different senses of humour, with the Germans entirely lacking one. It’s said Otto Von Bismarck only laughed twice. Once when his mother-in-law died and once when he saw the Swedish army," writes CLIVE WILLIAMS.

Opinion

Why we all can’t get enough of Donald Trump

"Like Nixon, Trump is bereft of personal morality, caring only to climb up the castle wall of political favour hand over hand, not realising that we journalists have tended the poisoned ivy that supports him," writes ROBERT MACKLIN. 

Opinion

Why insecurity is just as stupid as arrogance

"Love is lifting your friends. Tackling them before they do Stupid, inviting them to do what’s right and reminding them that they are good enough." ANTONIO DI DIO continues his series of Short History of Kindness columns.

Opinion

KEEPING UP THE ACT

There's an election looming and the government's stuffing suburban letterboxes with analogue promises – old and new – looking to a golden future and getting twitchy about independents. KEEPING UP THE ACT has a look.

Arts

Music

High-quality concert of moods and colours

"On a cold Canberra evening the Phoenix Collective Quartet wrapped an audience of devotees in a warm blanket of beautiful music with a performance that was technically outstanding," writes reviewer IAN McLEAN.

Reviews

Phone farce has the ring of success

"Director Kate Blackhurst keeps the action moving at just the right speed to ensure the audience can keep up with and accept the increasingly outlandish situations and ideas being presented," writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Music

Concert declares: let there be love

British vocal ensemble VOCES8, once described as “the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles”, will soon be at Snow Concert Hall to perform a concert where the repertoire ranges from Renaissance to jazz and pop, reports HELEN MUSA.

Books

More things change, more they stay the same

Books reviewer COLIN STEELE looks at three books that, he says, provide fascinating insights into Britain in the 20th century, accounts that reflect "the more things change, the more they stay the same".

Reviews

Damning look at an intolerant society

"Mark Salvestro, in his words and performance, gives a very real characterisation of a man struggling with feelings for his own sex in a time when society and the law frowned upon homosexuality," writes reviewer LEN POWER

Lifestyle

Gardening

Good pruning equals more fruit 

Many pruning forms allow fruit trees to be planted closer together and keep growth of the trees to a manageable size for netting and picking, says gardening columnist JACKIE WARBURTON.

Wine

Of chardonnay, flares and high-heeled clogs!

"I ordered a glass of the only chardonnay available by the glass. It was $16 a glass. I later Googled the wine and found it could be bought for around $18 a bottle. Mark ups rule!" write wine columnist RICHARD CALVER.

Gardening

Make the best of bloomin’ winter

Despite the first month of winter being upon us, the Canberra garden can still be in bloom with shrubs such as camellias, winter sweet and viburnums, writes gardening columnist JACKIE WARBURTON.

Wine

Joke falls flat, but Burgundy fizz flies

"My mind went to the idea that life is a matter of contrasts. The contrast was not in imagery or tortured faux jokes, but in the consumption of a sparkling wine that was not cheap or sticky but wondrous," says wine writer RICHARD CALVER. 

Dining

A lunch with undeniable Character

Everything about Contentious Character’s new Dairy Road location is playful, including the wooden wine barrels, stacked here and there, sporting quirky sayings, such as "May the wine be with you", writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON.

Dining

Pretty Rosa’s blooms among the roses

Rosa's is a newish, casual eatery and a welcome addition to the exciting revitalisation known as "The Lawns of the Lobby" in the National Triangle, writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON. 

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