As Sydney recovers from the glitz and glamour of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, The Newsroom asked people on the streets of Surry Hills what labels they wear. – Report by Elizabeth Cullen, photos by Vanessa Rossini
Until age 11, musician Mickey Church was legally blind. His world was like a late Monet landscape, colour, shape and soft edges but no clarity. Yet now he can see, and is creating brilliant, colourful music. The Newsroom caught up with him to discuss an amazing journey from audience to centrestage at the annual Coachella festival. The blind…Details
Excitement and adrenaline kicked in as the Big Brother housemate auditions beckoned. As I waited in the registration queue at Rydges Bell Street hotel, I laughed and chatted away with other potential contestants. Numbers and colours are assigned to every hopeful: I was blue 139. The next few hours were filled with endless laughter as I met some…Details
New South Wales has switched the clocks back after another summer on the beach and the odd day whingeing about that b—– rain.
What do the public think about the change, as they rug up against the winter’s long cool nights? The Newsroom asked them.
– Elizabeth Cullen
It takes special character to make the most of adversity and have a laugh at your own expense. The Shake it Up Australia Foundation makes the most of that difference every day, but today is special: World Parkinsons Day, and the good folk who run the organisation would dearly love you to steer a few…Details
The model life is often put on a pedestal. Outsiders see it as glamorous: after all, people just stand around looking beautiful, receive free designer clothes, or simply travel and party. That’s the decadent fantasy … and it is time to put an end to the illusion. Being a model is hard work, certainly not…Details
Until recently it seemed that windows of opportunity for up-and-coming artistes in Sydney were narrowing. Local live music venues have declined over the past few years, forced by mounting debt and noise complaints to close their doors. The iconic Annandale Hotel was the latest to face closure after going into receivership in February. There is now light…Details
Forty years ago the first mobile phone call was made. It lasted about five seconds. Since then mobiles have taken giant leaps forward in technology and our phones have become a necessity in our lives. We entrust our most valuable information to these tiny devices; we can do almost anything, from banking to gaming to…Details
Poor will power is not necessarily what drives you to overeat on junk food. Investigative writer Michael Moss has uncovered a conspiracy by food manufacturers to get you hooked on foods that are both cheap and easy to make. Sugar, salt and fat are the top three substances making processed foods addictive. Sugar alone has…Details