Melbourne is an artistic city. One of the ways we show this is by erecting a lot of strange, and sometimes amazing, public art. Here, are some of the best.
In the Victorian State election in 1985, something straight out of a bad Hollywood movie went down. A tied election, decided by a lucky dip.
From the riverbank in Mildura, to the streets of Melbourne, to the world’s most prestigious art galleries: this is the story of Trevor ‘Turbo’ Brown.
At the start of the 20th century, Harry Houdini was the world’s most popular entertainer, and one of its most famous celebrities. In 1910, he came to Melbourne.
The English language is littered with common catchphrases. Here are 8 with an unlikely, but true, origin story.
German scientists, CIA experiments, avant-garde therapy; the back story of THE party drug of my generation is suitably wild.
Henry Fielding is a literary legend; the 18th century author of the classic ‘Tom Jones’. In 1754, he witnessed a kitten go overboard.
They cannot be constructed, they serve no practical purpose; why would anyone make an Impossible Object? This points to a deeper, philosophical question: why does anyone, do anything?
House music is one of the defining genres of my life time. It was started by one DJ, at one night club, in Chicago’s West Loop district.
Brunswick is a province in Northern Germany. So how did its name get attached to one of Melbourne’s hip, inner north suburbs? The answer, involves a long ago scandal.