| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:14 AM
HOBART, Tasmania (AP) — Last March, I embarked on a mini-road trip around Tasmania, the island off the southeast corner of Australia that is about the size of West Virginia. Tassie, what Aussies affectionately call their smallest state, is a nature-...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:36 PM
An interview with Chris Lilley, star/creator of HBO's "Summer Heights High," about his new HBO series "Angry Boys," in which he plays a rapper in blackface, among other characters....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:43 PM
The decisions people make about our futures will have an effect on every aspect of our lives.
People are forced to come to conclusions about all these life-altering options starting in middle school. These decisions — such as whether or not...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Greg Norman says no one wants the recent controversy between Tiger Woods and his ex-caddie Steve Williams to be an issue at this weeks' Presidents Cup....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:49 PM
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.
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:04 PM
A homicide detective from ‘Down under’ has come all the way to New Orleans to learn how investigators with the NOPD handle their case work.
Sgt. Wayne Woltsche is a Victoria Police detective here from Melbourne, Australia, that country's...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Early in 2009, a group of theater artists in Melbourne, Australia, reached a fork in their creative road. On the other side was an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event taking place right now in Chicago, titled "en route." But let me start back Down...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:01 PM
Playing a prime 9 p.m. slot at Miami's Ultra Music Festival earlier this year, Cut Copy made for an odd stage presence.
The electronic and dance music bacchanal attended every March by thousands of ravers and wannabe ravers is dominated by brand-name DJs...
| May 28, 2011
Bill Hunter, the archetypal working-class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio "Muriel's Wedding," "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Strictly Ballroom" died of cancer May 21 in a Melbourne hospice, his...
| May 10, 2011
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
| May 9, 2011
1st Aborigine to a win world boxing title
Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him...