Sense of Place: Gabriel Gate on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living  Saturday 16 July 2016 Chef Gabriel Gate grew up in the picturesque Loire Valley of France but he set off to Paris to become a chef. He takes us behind the scenes of his early restaurant days in the culinary capital and we learn

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

OUT AND ABOUT: P.A.M.

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

Sense of Place: Adriana Lisboa on Rio de Janeiro

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 6 August 2016 Copacabana, The Girl from Ipanema and people always relaxing in the sun- these are a few outsider impressions of Rio de Janeiro. But for author Adriana Lisboa, Rio is her hometown. She shares where she goes to escape the craziness that is Rio, and

Sense of Place: Paula Hawkins on Paris

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 28 May 2016 Paula Hawkins rumbled onto the literary scene with her novel, The Girl on the Train, where it quickly reached international bestseller status and come October, it will hit the big screens. Paula whisks us off to Paris for memories of a

Sense of Place: Fiona Farrell on Christchurch, New Zealand

This post originally appeared on: ABC Radio National – Blueprint for Living Saturday 2 April 2016 Author Fiona Farrell shares how her love for Christchurch evolved after the devastating earthquake of 2011, and how this natural disaster inspired her latest book, The Villa at the Edge of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City.