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Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan secret?

Read the latest article by The Urbanist, Is there a case for keeping the East West Link business plan secret? 

Time to seize the Australian Century

Follow the link to read the latest article at The Urbanist, Time to seize the Australian Century? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/20/time-to-seize-the-australian-century/

‘The Case behind the Case Books’ at Rare Book Week

Tuesday 22nd July, 1-2 p.m.  Royal Historical Society, 239 A Beckett Street, cnr. A Beckett and William Street, Melbourne

can anyone save Cape Live?

The Cape Live / Lounge has been a sad and unloved venue for some time now. It got a rebrand and relaunch in January last year and by last September it was trying to extend its opening hours but that didn’t save it.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

lunch at Radhey Kitchen and Chai Bar

Where Mana gaming bar used to be is now a new vegetarian / vegan cafe called Radhey Kitchen and Chai Bar. As a merely underemployed person, I took an unemployed vegetarian friend there for lunch recently to talk about our circumstances and compare experiences.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Bikes on Brunswick has closed

This does not surprise me. In the aftermath of the financial collapse of the Brunswick St Cycles empire, the former Brunswick St Cycles shop on Brunswick St was rebadged to become Bikes on Brunswick, using the same showroom minus the adjacent workshop (which is now Côté).… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

‘N’ by John A. Scott

2014, 597 p I remember that when I finished reading War and Peace, I didn’t really want to read anything else for a while because of the sheer big-ness of Tolstoy. I felt somewhat the same way after finishing John … Continue reading...

Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously?

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Can the Greens’ tram plan be taken seriously? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/17/can-the-greens-tram-plan-be-taken-seriously/

lunch at Addict cafe on Johnston St

Addict is a new cafe on Johnston St in the building that was previously the location of a series of failed Indian restaurants: Guru Da Dhaba, Tandoori Station and the Fitzroy Curry House. It features a typical contemporary minimalist...Show More Summary

The bridge: does it have to carry cars to be successful?

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, The bridge: does it have to carry cars to be successful? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/16/the-bridge-does-it-have-to-carry-cars-to-be-successful/

take the fence

This was on Napier St near the corner of Argyle St yesterday. I presume there was a box of books or shoes or hipsters or something put out to be recycled below the sign that had already been taken by the time the note was amended with the query.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

‘Dark Emu’ by Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe: Dark Emu, Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? 156 p. 2014, Magabala books On July 3rd, just 3 days before NAIDOC week, my Prime Minister (who had dubbed himself the first ‘Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs’) made a presentation … Continue reading ?

‘Auld Lang Syne’ at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Well, it’s not quite over yet! You can catch this exhibition at the beautiful Art Gallery at Ballarat before it closes on July 27th 2014. When we talk of ‘British’ settlement in Australia, we often glide over the fact that … Continue reading ?

he’s not coming

This is on Rose St. The style suggests it’s by the same person as the one about killing yourself to save the environment that’s been around for a while. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

Should Labor repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link?

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Should Labour repudiate Melbourne’s East West Link? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/10/should-labor-repudiate-melbournes-east-west-link/

Is NSW keeping up with Victoria on housing supply?

Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Is NSW keeping up with Victoria on housing supply? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/09/is-nsw-keeping-up-with-victoria-on-housing-supply/

hetero fail

On the wall of Kent St bar on Smith St. So much said so eloquently. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.

San Churro is moving on Brunswick St

San Churro is now a national franchise success, and it all began on Brunswick St in 2006. In the past couple of years I have wondered whether the tiny original location in what is now mostly the Naked for Satan building would survive,...Show More Summary

missing metaphor

This is on Gertrude St on the brick wall of the closed Alpha Wrought Iron business. There’s a metaphor in here somewhere, but Disney princess Abbott doesn’t quite make sense. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian W...

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