Bikes outside the entrance of Saigon hipster shopping haunt, 14 Ton That Dam in District 1, HCMC. Photo: Emma Byrnes. Our trip to Vietnam just keeps giving. Here’s the latest story we had published in Fairfax Media’s […]
Two-year-old Shifra with her parents Michelle and Neville Matar. Photo: Joe Armao. By Peter Barrett Shifra Matar arrived too early. Like 500 babies born prematurely in Australia each year, she spent less than 25 weeks […]
British comedian, disability rights campaigner and actor, Liz Carr, is performing at the comedy festival in her new show Assisted Suicide: The Musical. Photo: Josh Robenstone. Liz Carr is an actor, comedian and disability rights activist […]
In this month’s Jetstar magazine I have four stories: an interview-with-peter-hellier about his first children’s book, a story about Tiwi island’s obsession-with-football, my Suits You column on decluttering and a back page reflection on teaching-english-in-vietnam.
Strike a pose: artist Guido van Helten with his mural of deaf dancer, Anna Seymour. Photo: Wayne Taylor. By Peter Barrett “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” musician Elvis Costello once said. Half that metaphor […]
Natalie Elder, whose daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder. Photo: Paul Jeffers. By Peter Barrett Any mother of a pre-school age child knows that life can be intense. There’s the bathing, feeding, toiletting, playing, […]
This will be the ninth year Howard & Sons pyrotechnician Rusty Johnson has been involved in putting on Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Photo: Jason South. By Peter Barrett For the ninth consecutive year, Rusty Johnson […]