Cultural reviews and thoughts focused on music, film and the arts.
millennium park loop

CHICAGO | Millennium Park offers a lively atmosphere encompassing immaculate landscaping and inspiring architecture right in the heart of the city. The 24.5-acre park was brought to life by renowned artists and architects such as Frank Gehry, replacing an eyesore with awe-inspiring design. Since its opening in 2004, Millennium Park

magnificient mile chigago

CHICAGO | Akin to Paris’ Champs-Elysees, the “Mag Mile” is Chicago’s lavish and largest shopping district. It encompasses a 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue, and showcases incredible dining, shopping and entertainment options. The district offers more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, and 60 hotels and entertainment attractions. The original

wendella boats architecture river cruise chicago

CHICAGO | Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour is the ultimate way to experience the city’s incredible structures. The company behind it, Wendella, was started by a carpenter in 1935. The first tour lasted 30 minutes and cost 25-cents per passenger. Today, it’ll cost you more than a quarter to ride on

melbourne festival 2016

MELBOURNE | Melbourne Festival is back for 2016 and promises to offer festival goers an array of activities to show off all that makes Melbourne’s arts scene great. The festival has the lofty goal of “using the transformational nature of the arts, culture and creativity to bring about positive change

wellcome collection

LONDON | The Wellcome Collection describes itself as “The free destination for the incurably curious”, and is one of the lesser known museums in London. It explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. It was established under Sir Henry Wellcome’s will in 1936, and features several rooms full

halcyon gallery mayfair

LONDON | The Halcyon Gallery was founded in 1982 and specialises in modern and contemporary art working closely with emerging and established international artists. The gallery aims to “champion painters and sculptors who display exceptional talent, technical skill and intrinsic creativity” and to “enable public accessibility to modern art”. While it’s

serpentine galleries

LONDON | The Serpentine Galleries are 2 exhibition buildings located on either side of the Serpentine lake in Kensington Gardens. The original Serpentine Gallery, which has been championing new ideas in contemporary art since opening in 1970, is housed in a Grade II listed former tea pavilion. The newer gallery, the Zaha Hadid

great australian curry opportunity australia

AUSTRALIA | Need an excuse to make a good curry? Here are a few good ones. From Opportunity International Australia comes The Great Australian Curry, an initiative to raise money for families living in poverty in Asia, and to help, all you have to do is get your friends together

sir john soane's museum london

LONDON | Sir John Soane’s Museum is housed in the former home of architect Sir John Soane, who over the course of his life (1753–1837) amassed an impressive collection of art, furniture and curiosities. The museum was established by an Act of Parliament during Soane’s life and one of the many

AUSTRALIA | Did you know that Australia has lost 30 mammals since European settlement and more than 1,700 native Australian animals and plants are officially on the brink of extinction? Sam Marwood, an environmental scientist with over a decade’s experience in policy, planning and managing Victoria’s natural environment does and, after years of