Today in History: My Lai Massacre is exposed to the American public.

Please note that this article contains sensitive images of the My Lai Massacre that may be upsetting to some readers. […]

The Flanders Poppy: A symbol of remembrance and sacrifice.

The history of the Flanders poppy goes back to the time of the Great War. Red poppies were among the […]

Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass.

Jewish communities throughout Germany were subjected to a night of terror, eighty years ago today, when Nazi thugs went on […]

Halloween Special: Cinemas Greatest Scenes: ‘The Closet’ scene from Halloween (1978).

John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) just might be the mother of all slasher movies.  It launched forty years of knock offs […]

On my stereo this week: The Bambi Kills, Crowded House and Pearl Jam.

The Bambi Kills – Lust. Discovering new artists across Melbourne’s music scene is somewhat of a pastime. Often I don’t […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Mildred Pierce (1945).

Up until about a year ago, I had never seen a Joan Crawford film. Probably an astonishing remark for someone […]

Today in History: Henry Parkes’ Tenterfield Address.

On October 24th, 1889, at the Tenterfield School of the Arts, in rural New South Wales, Henry Parkes, known as […]

My top 15 favourite female artists of all time. Part One – 15 to 11.

The idea of “Women in Music” was brought up in a conversation I had with a friend last year. She asked […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator speech.

In 1938, Charlie Chaplin set to work on his first talking film that would ridicule the German tyrant Adolf Hitler. […]

Review: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band live at the Forum.

It’s halfway through Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Forum Melbourne show last Saturday night (October 6th) and I noticed that the crowd […]