This new amazing collaboration on Napier St on the side wall of The Wilde on the corner of Gertrude St was completed recently by Kaffeine and Lucy Lucy over the badly tagged previous work by Kaffeine on this wall. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The ridiculously ugly interior furnishing shop on Smith St south of Gertrude St that brought the very worst of southside aesthetics northside is gone. Local residents can now walk the street without averting their eyes. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
2014, 234 p I didn’t vote for Gough Whitlam in December 1972. I was seventeen, and far too young to vote in those days when the voting age was 21. But if I’d been able to vote for Gough, I … Continue reading ?
There’s an art installation on the steps leading up the State Library. You might think of it as a garden, but it’s not. (Click on the photos to embiggen) Created by Linda Tegg and titled ‘Grasslands’, it is a living … Continue reading ?
This is on the laneway side wall opposite the recently departed Bagels and Beans. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The Original Lolly Store has left Fitzroy for the CBD. A generic shop like this didn’t seem like a good fit here, and I think this space on Smith St is likely to become a new food venue. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
This is a shame. Beans and Bagels had been on Johnston St for 13 years, but it had been a bit insipid of late. I had hoped that the Americana craze would reinvigorate it and bring in new customers but it didn’t seem to happen.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Twitter is remarkable for news reporting. I heard the sirens and watched emergency vehicles flashing north on Brunswick St from my balcony. Initially I could not tell if they were headed somewhere near or simply passing through to somewhere further away.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I wrote a long analysis recently of misleading reporting on the gender wage gap and referred to a lot of research evidence to support my case that most of the alleged wage gap is the result of voluntarily chosen behaviour rather than systemic discrimination against women.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
2013, 655 p. For someone who intended to eschew much of the hype about the centenary of WWI, I seem to have indulged rather more than I anticipated. I attended the RHSV Victorians and the Home Front conference, I read … Continue reading ?
When Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix yesterday, he initially wasn’t wearing his lanyard holding his pitpass. A battle of wills occurred. Bernie won and Vlad put on his lanyard. And he came dressed in Bernie’s uniform of crisp white shirt, no tie.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The Fitzroy Primary School GOES POP – Art Auction 2014 will be held on Friday 17 October at 5–7pm at 280 Napier Street, Fitzroy. There will be an uplifting performance from the school choir, free finger food, a sausage sizzle and soft drinks.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
2014, 229 p. I don’t normally read thrillers. I don’t really like the genre, but I did read this book, largely on the basis of a brief review in The Age. I still don’t like thrillers. The book is set … Continue reading ?
The northern-most block of Brunswick St is looking more and more like a ghost town. Côté is closing. The bike shop is gone, the Bear cafe’s hybernation now looks more like the permanent closure I suspected it was, and all that’s left...Show More Summary
I had reason today to winkle out a reference drawing parallels between convictism and slavery. It wasn’t difficult: several historians have written on the topic, and one of them was K. M. Dallas. The name sounded familiar. Then I remembered … Continue reading ?
On any Saturday night you could go into the city to see Les Mis or Once or some other musical. You’d see clever staging and very talented artists. You’d have to book well ahead, and you may have to pay … Continue reading ?
1999, 432 p. The whole way through reading this book, I was thinking how much my husband (who had read it before I did) must have loathed it. A man of scientific inclination, given to dot-points and resistant to ‘dumbing … Continue reading ?
This is in the window of Labour in Vain on the corner of Brunswick and Moor streets. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
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