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  • Q&A: Gotye is suddenly someone that everybody knows

    Q&A: Gotye is suddenly someone that everybody knows
    Mid-biography on the “About” page of Gotye’s website, the singer-songwriter (real name: Wally De Backer) suddenly exclaims, “Explosion!” It’s an apt word to describe the career of the artist behind one of the year&...
  • Renaissance of the cocktail

    Renaissance of the cocktail
    Fifteen years ago, licensing reform in Melbourne sparked a "small bar" revolution, attracting a global influx of bartenders to Australia. Since then, Victoria's capital has become famed for its particularly diverse and energetic bar scene. Some might...
  • The divine Dame Edna

    The divine Dame Edna
    MAC Cosmetics never met a cross-dressing diva it didn't like. Following in the footsteps of RuPaul, Amanda Lepore and Jeffree Star, Dame Edna Everage has teamed up with the beauty giant on a line of makeup arriving in stores Friday. Australian...
  • Driver warned of jail's sexual gorillas

    An Australian court has issued a blunt warning about the sexual predators a young driver faces in jail if he does not stop speeding, as authorities struggle to stop teenagers street racing. "You'll find big, ugly, hairy strong men (in jail) who've got...
  • 'The Spare Room,' by Helen Garner

    The Spare Room A Novel Helen Garner Henry Holt: 192 pp., $22 When a friend shares that she has late-stage cancer, compassion is easy to come by. We feel the shock of the diagnosis. We grieve for what may be ahead. We jump into action, volunteering...
  • What will global warming look like? Scientists point to Australia

    Frank Eddy pulled off his dusty boots and slid into a chair, taking his place at the dining room table where most of the critical family issues are hashed out. Spreading hands as dry and cracked as the orchards he tends, the stout man his mates call...
  • 'Stay or go' policy puts Australian families on front lines of firefighting

    'Stay or go' policy puts Australian families on front lines of firefighting
    It was brutally hot, 108 degrees, and the wind was howling. Bushfires were raging in the hills, making their way inexorably toward the Baker farmstead at the foot of the Brisbane Ranges. John and Carlene Baker had moved here to get away from the hurly-...
  • Celebrity travel: Go away with Rick Springfield

    Celebrity travel: Go away with Rick Springfield
    Even Rick Springfield is surprised that his latest album -- "Venus in Overdrive" -- has charted higher than his 1982 breakthrough record "Working Class Dog." The latter spawned the hit singles "I've Done Everything for You," "Love is Alright Tonite" and,...
  • Travel trips, tips and deals

    Australia by luxury rail Cover southwestern Australia's sweeping natural landscapes and urban spaces during a luxury rail tour. The Southern Spirit's Coastal Epic itinerary stops at the opal capital of the world, metropolises such as Melbourne and...
  • Pop concerts for fall

    Pop concerts for fall
    August 28 Classical KRISTIE BORN: 7:30 p.m. ; Elizabeth Hall Chapel at Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $8 adults, $5 seniors and students; 386-822-8947. Folk REBECCA LOEBE: 7:30 p.m. ; Fodor's Grove, 2218 Vincent Road, Orlando; $10;...
  • Aussies suffer another costly hailstorm

     
    The National Weather Service's Sterling forecast office recorded its first (non-snow) thunderstorms of the year on Monday, and with them came some 1-inch hail.But that hail pales in comparison with the storms that have pounded parts of Australia during...