shannon molloy fourteen queensland memoir

People often dub Australia the “Lucky Country”. However for many LGBTIQ youth, growing up around Australia can simply be the luck of the draw and even a fight to survive as they discover who they are in difficult circumstances. Life in many ways can often feel far from lucky for them, as Shannon Molloy recounts. …

naked magicians brisbane big brother australia

Hunky Brisbane performer and LGBTIQ ally Christopher Wayne (above left), one half of world-famous duo The Naked Magicians, is appearing on the upcoming season of Big Brother Australia. After the success of the rebooted reality franchise in 2020, Channel Seven confirmed the show would return in 2021 and began casting early last year. The new …

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With production of RuPaul’s Drag Race Australia getting underway soon, tongues are wagging and speculation is rife about who will take part. After a local version of the show was first teased in 2019, production on the long-awaited Aussie spinoff will finally begin in COVID-free Auckland, New Zealand in late January. Brisbane has an incredible …

josh thomas everythings gonna be okay

Everything’s gonna be okay… or is it? That’s the question being posed by Josh Thomas in his new TV show. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is the second offering from the Australian comedian. After the international success of Please Like Me and the accolades that followed, the pressure was on Thomas to create a stellar second …

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Tucked away in Fortitude Valley, Ad Astra is the dedicated space of a theatre company passionate about creating performance work that delivers beyond expectations. It’s here that the iconic Australian story of Ned Kelly has been retold with an unexpected and creative twist in Matthew Ryan’s Kelly, writes Michael James. In the final hours before …

Miss Blanks Brisbane rapper

Commanding, captivating and confronting, Brisbane-born hip-hop artist Miss Blanks is shaking things up in the Australian music industry as a highly visible, unapologetic trans woman of colour. As she sits down to chat with Michael James, her confidence is immediate and infectious. Hailing from Brisbane’s southside, Miss Blanks’ unique Dutch and Samoan heritage creates a …

Anthony Callea needing a shave

Anthony Callea first burst onto the national stage on Australian Idol in 2004 and since his debut, he’s forged an enviable career spanning fourteen years. He’ll return to Brisbane to headline this year’s Brisbane Pride Festival Fair Day and sat down for a chat with Michael James on the Gold Coast stop of his recent …

The Meg Jason Statham

There’s always something great about an awesome, terrible horror movie and The Meg delivers this greatness in spades. Born from the ashes of Jaws and Deep Blue Sea, this oceanic horror leaps from the depths of the sea and onto the screen with great thrust and drive as it attempts to reignite our fears of …

The Star Gold Coast

Sometimes I really need to escape, just for a night – to get away from the everyday and enjoy the finer things in life, but it can be a tricky finding somewhere not too far from home while feeling like you’ve had a relaxing escape. Ten years ago, a night away at the casino might …

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell has been a regular face on Australian TV screens since the 1990s. His career has taken him from soap opera, to game show hosting, TV dramas and now his current career in music. As he prepares for the release of his second studio album he sat down with Michael James to chat about …

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