Category: Features – Archive

October 23, 2019 / Features - Archive

The billboard for the 1956 movie Baby Doll was the world’s biggest sign, covering an improbable 15,000 square metres high above Broadway in New York. It showed a thumbing-sucking Carroll Baker in the titular role, with limbs 24 metres long and three-metre eyebrows above her sultry stare. The film needed…

September 12, 2019 / Features - Archive

Maxine Peake now knows just how much of a stretch performing a play by yourself is. Not only are there vast slabs of text to learn without the handy cues of others’ lines, but one also misses out on an ensemble’s tribal camaraderie. Peake, the British star of such hit…

August 7, 2019 / Features - Archive

A trumpet is not what the mountain-bike riders expected to hear on the steeps slopes of Mr Keira in the Illawarra. A siren was more likely, given their activity is illegal. But they swiftly accepted the foreign sound. After all, the guy making it was just finding another way to…