Sir Paul McCartney has been reunited with his bass guitar, which the Beatle used on famous tracks such as Twist And Shout and She Loves You, after it went missing more than 50 years ago.
The smash-hit success of Boy Swallows Universe on Netflix has prompted one Brisbane writer to reflect on the history of other Brisbane novels adapted to the small screen
Singapore has awarded Taylor Swift a grant to perform in the city-state, government authorities say, acknowledging efforts to persuade the pop star to perform on the island – her only stop in Southeast Asia – and the potential boon to the economy from her concerts.
For Brisbane art dealer Philip Bacon it seems like only yesterday that he was celebrating 40 years in the business, yet suddenly he is celebrating his half century – and we are all invited to join in the celebrations
With the run she’s having, how could Taylor Swift have been on anything other than the winning side?
Monty Python comedy star Eric Idle says he has continued to work at the age of 80 for financial reasons.
Not every book is everyone’s cup of tea, but you should be allowed a free crack at the first 20 pages, writes Phil Brown
A once-buzzing corner of Fortitude Valley’s entertainment precinct is set to come alive again later this year. The old Alfred & Constance site will soon be reborn as the Brisbane outpost of popular Burleigh pizza, pasta and party palace, Justin Lane. It’ll boast a 200-person dining space, an underground cocktail spot, a coffee slinger and a brand-new rooftop bar. Here’s what we know so far …
Today, over in a cosy Chapel Hill shopping strip, two Thai expats are opening a restaurant dedicated to showcasing a modern interpretation of Thai and Southeast Asian delights. At Chalong, serves of fried turmeric cuttlefish, grilled marinated chicken skewers and Phuket-style soy-braised pork belly fill tables, while the bar dispenses ambrosial cocktails infused with Thai rum and aromatic ingredients. Take a peek inside …
West End’s evolution into Brisbane’s go-to hub for casual dining continues to start 2024, with the news that the recently closed Pasta Club space will soon be home to new neighbourhood nosh spot, Gum Bistro. Here, Queensland produce will shine alongside a wine list stocked from top to bottom with absolute belters. Read on to find out what we know …
Cult jazz trio The Necks is coming to Brisbane to play at Brisbane Powerhouse’s Festival of Other Music, but don’t ask them what they will play because they don’t yet know themselves.
A safety warning has been issued to Taylor Swift fans without tickets to her sold-out tour who are planning to gather outside her concerts.
Opera Queensland launches Brisbane Bel Canto in April 2024. This new, week-long festival uses the much-loved repertoire of Italian operas from the middle of the 19th century as a springboard to a festival that explores all the many wondrous colours of the human voice.
There is uproar in the artistic community over entrants in this year’s Brisbane Portrait Prize being permitted to use Artificial Intelligence, but organisers say they are just moving with the times.
Chemists have trialled a new technique that takes a “chemical fingerprint” of gin in seconds, which could help producers futureproof their gins and conduct quality control.
US rapper Killer Mike has been filmed being taken away in handcuffs backstage at the Grammy Awards after winning three gongs earlier in the night.
“Music’s biggest night” the Grammy Awards are underway in Los Angeles and the excitement started early with Kylie Minogue winning her second ever Grammy.
Taylor Swift could make history at the 2024 Grammy awards as the first person to win album of the year four times.
While Korean barbecue (or KBBQ as it is also known) seems to be having a moment in foodie circles, Chirn Park’s newest resident ATTO Korean Cuisine delivers a delightfully modern Korean dining experience. The unassuming new nosh spot quietly opened its doors late last year and has been building a cult following of folks who can’t get enough of the venue’s flavourful fare. Prawn burgers, the crispiest, stickiest Korean fried chicken and delicate sashimi are just some of the edible gifts that await at ATTO. Here’s everything you need to know …
Aside from being incredibly satisfying from first sip to last slurp, the best thing about ramen is its versatility. Between broth style, toppings and noodle texture, a pitch-perfect bowl is usually merely up to preference. That said, when it comes to ramen, some tastes are more widely catered for. Lulu Ramen, Rosalie’s brand-new soup spot is specialising in chicken-based ramen, ladling out bowl after bowl of rich and nourishing broth alongside sides and drinks.
The booze-savvy crew behind one of The City’s best bars has taken over the helm of a Spring Hill icon. The Alliance Hotel is now under custodianship of the Frog’s Hollow Saloon team, and they’ve got plans to make the heritage beauty the first place you think of when someone mentions ‘the pub’.
Yakitori is one of the few foods that are equally at home at street-side stalls as they are gracing the menus of fine-dining establishments. Cooked over binchotan charcoal – which is regarded by many chefs as the best in the world – yakitori is in a culinary class of its own. Mouthwateringly tender with a hint of smokey flavour, yakitori, when paired with a crisp, cold lager, is a gift for your taste buds. If you too possess an appreciation for the edible art form, take a seat at Robina’s Charcoal Charcoal Yakitori.
Award-winning Scenic Rim dining spot, The Paddock at Beechmont Estate, is being ushered into an exciting new era by lauded culinary duo Chris and Alex Norman, who were recently appointed to helm the hatted hinterland restaurant. The husband-and-wife team honed their skills at Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels across the world, and bring a fresh new vision to Beechmont Estate’s coveted fine diner, which, as its name suggests, is all about hyperlocal paddock-to-plate gastronomy.
There will be love in the air (quite literally) this Valentine’s Day at Australia’s first vertical restaurant, Vertigo at Brisbane Powerhouse. The high-flying dining spot, perched an exhilarating 17 metres above ground, will be dishing up a romantic feast on February 14 for loved-up couples who dare to dine on the edge.
For the past 45 years 4MBS Classic FM has been integral to Queensland’s cultural life – fine music for our ears worth celebrating all year long
With vital funding cut from 2025, Brisbane’s Metro Arts is now in the fight of its life, led by defiant new executive director Genevieve Trace.
As a former CEO of News Corp, married to the daughter of the late Gough Whitlam, there’s no way to know whether Kim Williams will appeal more to the right or the left when he replaces Ita Buttrose as ABC chair. Madonna King peels back the layers
Former News Limited chief executive Kim Williams has been named the new chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, replacing Ita Buttrose as controversy brews at the national broadcaster.
After a huge 2023, Hamilton’s resurgent riverside lifestyle hub Portside Wharf is set to carry momentum into 2024 with a brand-new retailer incentive program bringing more fresh blood to the precinct. In June, the team behind Newstead Social will open another pub-style concept at Portside Wharf, one serving schnitties, steaks, burgers, ice-cold beers and colourful cocktails. Here’s what we know …
The Gambaro Group has long been synonymous with epicurean experiences in Brisbane, boasting a portfolio of some of the city’s most notable restaurants, including iconic Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Gambaro Hotel, the Black Hide Steakhouses and Italian restaurant Persone.
It’s only a week since its global premiere yet the Netflix series Boy Swallows Universe is already a hit on several continents.
A new survey launched by Griffith University will explore the dark side of working in the film and television industry – in the hope of making things better for all
Brisbane’s Stephen Vagg, a script editor and writer on iconic soapie Neighbours, reminds us what many people never knew – that the show was inspired by suburban life in the Queensland capital.
In the final weeks of 2023, just before Brisbane hunkered down for the festive weekend, the team behind cherished Italian restaurant Ramona Trattoria gave Coorparoo locals a sneak peek at Bar Rocco – the team’s brand-new next-door wine bar and eatery that’s giving die-hard diners a chance to devour a sensational selection of snacks, hand-shaped pizzetta and woodfire-grilled mains. We scored the first look at the new nosh spot – here’s what we saw …
Teaming Daniel Craig’s Casino Royale on the big screen with the soundtrack played live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra seems like a licence to thrill
Everything to do with screens both large and small will be at the AACTA Festival on the Gold Coast in February