Christina Stiles

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Director Rupert Wyatt has excelled in producing a phenomenal prequel of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes. Wyatt’s depiction inevitably proved a remarkable technological progression of the classic ’60s sci-fi representation. Avatar‘s Oscar-winning visual effects masterminds, Weta Digital, combined with renowned producers and screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to created not only a […]

Travellers’ tales evoke a world of images

Jenni Kelly was one of six award-winning artists who took part in the “Travellers’ Tales” exhibition funded by the Moreton Bay Regional Council. The event was held this month at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery in Strathpine. The theme “Travellers’ Tales” embraced memoirs of the artists’ intrepid travels derived from photographs translated into art pieces […]

Trio entertains in Fete de la Musique concert

Locals gathered at the Groove Train restaurant in Eagle Street Pier on Tuesday night to watch acoustic trio “Tony Mockeridge” perform for the Fete de la Musique-Brisbane, a non-for-profit , Brisbane City Council event. Established by the French Government in 1982, Fete de la Musique is celebrated on June 21 every year in more than […]

Asian fusion the key to new life for Brisbane restaurants

Brisbane’s restaurants have fallen under harsh scrutiny from critics and the press alike. Its culinary scene has received harsh criticism over the years, with claims that Brisbane food culture represents a “cultural desert”. Alchemy Restaurant manager Edward Bray rejects the criticism. “I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a cultural desert as such, it’s constantly evolving, desert […]

Street poll: How will you celebrate Mothers Day?

This Sunday 46 countries around the world will honour their mothers with this ancient Greek custom. Australia is one of those countries that commemorates Mothers Day on the second Sunday of May. Founders of the modern observance of Mothers Day were Americans Anna Jarvis and Julia Ward Howe. It is an opportunity for people to […]

Quirk sworn in as Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Brisbane’s new Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk, was sworn in at the Brisbane City Council Chambers today. Cr Quirk has been deputy for the past three years to former mayor Campbell Newman, who resigned last week to enter state politics. He said although existing plans for Brisbane would continue, there would be some changes in emphasis […]

Go Between “a bridge from nowhere”

Brisbane City Council’s Go Between bridge was slammed as a financial disaster in State Parliament today. Treasurer Andrew Fraser said the project’s costs doubled and the new toll bridge, which runs between Milton and South Brisbane, was rarely used. “It is a bridge from nowhere to nowhere that no-one drives on,” he said. Mr Fraser’s […]

Street poll: How have the recent disasters affected you?

The opening months of 2011 have brought a series of unexpected natural disasters. Floods in Queensland, Cyclone Yasi and the Christchurch earthquake have caused death and destruction, impacting heavily on hundreds of thousands of people. We asked people in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall how the disasters have affected them. Camera and production supervision: David Douglas […]

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