Empire

Standing at the top of the stairs, I feel like I’ve walked through the pages of a well-read, dog-eared copy of The Great Gatsby. The parties have long since finished, the drunken gaiety is gone, and all that is left is Rone’s darkly discarded invention.

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I myself am Strange & Unusual

Renee Ruin is one of those rare people you meet every now and then who sparkle and glitter in the pale moonlight. They just seem to make everything around them shine a little bit brighter. As a prolific creative, she always seems to be working on something amazing. Whether it’s unapologetically sharing her heart and soul through her poetry or interviewing strange and unusual creatures for her blog…

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetle…

When I was a young Gothling, before Punk kicked in, Lydia Deetz was my hero. And I’ve always loved Michael Keaton. That man is just amazing. In fact the whole cast of Beetlejuice is brilliant. So you can imagine how damn excited I was to hear that there’s currently a ‘making of Beetlejuice’ documentary in the works.

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Grub Street

The Grub Street bookshop, located in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (one of Melbourne’s favourite inner northern suburbs) is one of those cosy local bookstores that you instantly fall in love with. Shelves packed high with second hand books, and the delicious smell of well-worn paper and ink in the air. You could go hog-wild in there …

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The lone Trumpateer

There’s nothing quite so sad as the mournful notes set within a broken trebling of someone trying to learn the trumpet. Nor so hilarious. Take today for example. I was sitting there, minding my own business, working on my next book and then suddenly I found myself beset on all sides by the opening credits of Open All Hours.

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