The art of the long-form interview often a case of “good old fashioned empathy”

his post originally appeared on The Citizen, Saturday 29 October 2016 Aspiring journalists have been told the secret to successful longform interviewing lies in dedicating hours towards research, combined with big doses of “good old-fashioned empathy”. “Interviewing is a right and a privilege,” said Melbourne journalist Ramona Koval, who added that the notion of trust between an interviewer

The hit and miss of Olympic fashion

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Friday 5 August 2016. A version of this story was featured on ABC Radio National (link is external).   Gold! Gold! Gold, for Australia! Or is it? Buffy Gorrilla reports on the Olympics’ sartorial balancing act. “I’m sitting in a warehouse in Sydney surrounded by 100,000 pieces of clothing and 6000

The getting of Pokewisdom

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Wednesday 20 July 2016. What’s it all about? Buffy Gorrilla pokes a toe into the pond of augmented reality to understand a global tech phenomenon. I caught a Squirtle; it’s treatable and from what I can glean, elusive. It is not a skin disorder or a sexually transmitted disease,

More women artists lighting up Fitzroy streetscape

This post originally appeared on The Citizen, Thursday 14 July 2016. Women artists are set to paint the town red in this year’s Gertrude Street Projection festival. “The future is female,” says artist Luzena Adams(link is external), one of the record number of women participating in this year’s Gertrude Street Projection Festival(link is external). She may have


After falling to the second most cycle-friendly city in the U.S.A (according to Bicycling), Portland might be looking to take the top place back from my hometown- Minneapolis. You go Twin Cities. Even the Portland Art Museum (P.A.M.) appears to be on board with the campaign, hosting Cyclpedia– a an exhibit featuring forty bicycles from the personal


HOMEGROWN MUSICIAN IS A MODERN ONE-MAN-BAND April 21, 2016 By Buffy Gorrilla First published by The Westsider. The Feedback Cafe on Ballarat Street in Yarraville is almost full to capacity. The young crowd spills onto the pavement sipping bottled beer as they patiently await the set from Housemate. Lead singer Callum (Cal) Gleeson slides into