Local news, local stories
Almost Newtown How Young Henry’s rocked up with the beer of the inner city
by Benito Di Fonzo
If Young Henry’s really wants to capture today’s Newtown they should flog a beer-flavoured frozen yoghurt sold through Thai restaurants... “Hey, that’s a great idea!”
Golden Brown Losing sight of our Christmas beetles
by Hannah Bent
Entomologist Robert Blackburn says the decline of ‘charismatic species’ wakes us up to a problem.
A Bird and a Tree How the ibis are conquering Sydney
by James Scanlon
Forty years ago, ibis were hardly to be seen. This is the story of how they conquered Sydney.
Creating a City That Never Sleeps Sydney needs a ‘night mayor’, not lockout laws, to guide its future
by Clint Caward
If the people that do work in the night economy – taxi drivers, waiters, chefs, DJs, promoters – are the best placed to understand it, is it time they had their own voice?
Fear and Loathing in Bennelong A childhood in a suburb no one cared about; a vote to change a nation
by Charles Purcell
“Hey, kid, want to see a match burn twice?”
Art’s Centre Cannot Hold The death of Birmingham Street Studios
by Steve Dow
"The rezoning around light industrial areas around the city means warehouse spaces ideal for art studios are becoming high-rent luxury apartments or furniture stores.”
Din Din Dining Our eateries pump up the volume – and kill the conversation
by Ross Duncan
Many dining establishments are routinely exceeding recommended levels for sustained exposure to noise.
(Don’t) Come to the Cabaret Alt-Right showtime with Milo Yiannopoulos | Le Montage, Sydney 5.12.17
by Charles Purcell
That well-known right wing battle cry of ‘You Can’t Stop The Music’ plays on the speakers as we wait for Milo.. the mood of the room is less Lilyfield 2017 and more Munich Beer Hall 1923.
Finding beauty in the bleakest of places A conversation with Moo Baulch about women, men and domestic violence
by Sonya Voumard
One in three Australian women experience physical violence in their lifetime, according to the ABS. On average, one woman a week is killed by a partner or ex-partner.
True Blood Vegan activism in downtown Sydney
by Jack Cameron Stanton
“I glanced back at the closest screen and watched an abattoir worker murder a cow with a hammer.”
Trance Pray Phone Draw Commuter sketches
by Rocco Fazzari
An artist's phone drawings of his fellow train riders reveals a contemporary intimacy with strangers.
Rough Sleeper A Letter from London
by Will Self
A new season of woe bites deep into the wanting flesh of the city's poor.