Fringe festival

There is plenty of sarcasm and other wry commentary in John Safran's new book 'Depends What You Mean By Extremist'.

Bad web design and the hope of God

PENNY MULVEY Humans are creatures of habit. We often go about our daily activities as if on a conveyor line. But sometimes a person, an event, some words on a page, will break through and stay with you.

Sound investment in the love of music

A group of young people’s dedication to making music has certainly hit the right note with Sammy Stamp, who gave them $2000 to buy some much-needed equipment and record their performance.

Farce to be reckoned with

Noises Off, the latest play from the Melbourne Theatre Company, is a perfect tonic for the seriousness of our world.