2003 (2005 translation from French), 264p. Well, that’s 264-pages-reading-time that I’m not going to get back again. Dai Sijie is the author of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and there are similarities between the two books. Both books revolve … Continue reading ?
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It’s the 20th January and so it is the 172th anniversary of the hanging of Maulboyheenner and Tunnerminnerwait. Each year this anniversary receives more prominence, and I see from today’s article that Melbourne City Council plans to erect a memorial, … Continue reading ?
Today I lunched on Victoria St amidst the Vietnamese lunar new year festival. The street was closed to traffic between Hoddle and Church streets (the 109 tram was not running) and the length of the street was filled with food and other stalls.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
We Melburnians can think of little else but the weather at the moment as we are enduring a hot spell of four consecutive days with temperatures over 40 degrees. But then again, we’re always a bit weather-obsessed, as our temperatures … Continue reading ?
Yesterday I received an unwanted email from Fairfax. It concerned the Clique Photographers Association, which is their new ‘exclusive photography community’. They want you to pay them $50 (or $25 if you’re one of the few who subscribes...Show More Summary
Well, who would have thunk it? Geoffrey and Brynne Edelsten’s marriage is over. Here’s the wedding celebrations described with breathless enthusiasm in 2009, and here’s a rather sad analysis of the same celebration written by a guest some four years … Continue reading ?
I don’t like tagging. But I don’t like the PSO (Protective Services Officer) hutch at my railway station either. It sits up against the entrance, so that everyone has to squeeze past it. These dongas are part of a state … Continue reading ?
Having been an infrequent visitor to Queens Parade of late, it’s taken me by surprise how much has changed with the pubs in the area. The Terminus, for example, has an impressive new extension housing a craft beer bar and a separate kitchen serving Thai inspired food.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
A new paste-up by LucyLucy on Westgarth St near George St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
All worship Fitzroy’s most important profession – the hair stylist. In the window of Mark Denver vintage on Brunswick St. … This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
The third of my meals to date in Castlemaine was at Naam Pla Thai restaurant, which came recommended by several people. They have no phone, no website, no Facebook and no toilets, but don’t let that discourage you. Front of house is staffed by country hipsters (cuntsters aparently) and the kitchen by Thai chefs.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
As I reported yesterday, one response to community concerns about the trashing of Edinburgh Gardens on new years eve has been to scornfully dismiss such concerns as NIMBY preciousness that is not representative of the ‘authentic’ spirit of inner urban culture.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I was saddened to read some time ago that Job Warehouse was closing down. Melburnians will know what I’m talking about: a grubby, shambolic fabric shop up the Parliament House end of Bourke Street that seems have been been there … Continue reading ?
A “top-20” list of those articles published on The Urbanist in 2013 that attracted the largest numbers of readers over the course of last year
Anyone who has eaten at Houndstooth in Fitzroy will be familiar with the style of offering, called ‘austerity measures’, which is available on Monday-Wednesday nights at The Good Table in Castlemaine. It’s a fixed price set menu with 3 choices per course, with 3 courses offered for $30.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
Joanne’s Kitchen is a new Taiwanese / pan-Asian restaurant on High St Northcote where Disco Beans (which has moved to Preston) used to be. Like its predecessor it has no liquor licence (a BYO licence is being applied for). The locals...Show More Summary
So it’s obvious by now that the City of Yarra had a reasonable idea of what was coming, but it was fundamentally unprepared to deal with it. Providing more bins and toilets does not make morons behave once the mob mentality takes over.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.