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.
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.
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...
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/
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
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/
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.
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 ?
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 ?
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.
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/
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/
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 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
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...
2013, 229 p. Well, it’s won the Miles Franklin. The author was included on the once a decade Granta Best of Young British Novelists List. Her earlier book After the Fire, A Still Small Voice was acclaimed everywhere. So why … Continue reading ?
Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Lost heritage: is this all we’ve got to show for it? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/06/lost-heritage-is-this-all-weve-got-to-show-for-it/
A couple of weeks ago, Heidelberg Historical Society was delighted to welcome Professor Janet McCalman to our open meeting to speak about the Founders and Survivors Project. This is a fascinating partnership between historians, genealogists, demographers and population health researchers … Continue reading ?
Follow the link to read the latest article by The Urbanist, Tea Party planning: do the ends justify the means? http://blogs.crikey.com.au/theurbanist/2014/07/03/tea-party-planning-does-the-means-justify-the-ends/