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Rocky Horror Show: 40 years later, where is its world of ‘absolute pleasure’?

Originally published in The Guardian, 23 April, 2014 After months touring Australia, this Wednesday The Rocky Horror Showwill open in Melbourne for the final leg. Starring Craig McLachlan as Frank N’ Furter, the show has brought out its customary legion of fans donned in fishnet stockings, corsets, pearls and high heels. As the show finishes its tour, it’s … Continue reading

What’s wrong with choosing to be gay, anyway?

Originally published in The Guardian, 21 April, 2014 With the election of Mike Baird as the new premier, New South Wales is potentially about to embark on a sharp social conservative turn. Baird not only opposes same-sex marriage and same-sex adoption, but is he also anti-abortion and against heroin injecting rooms. In other words, he is the … Continue reading