AUTHOR Benjamin Law talks to Meld about writing, family, why more Asians should be on Aussie TV, and his new book exploring gay and lesbian culture in Asia.
JOHNNY Depp plays journalist Paul Kemp – a slightly-crazed American who moves to Puerto Rico – in The Rum Diary.
JUST when most superhero movies are becoming mutated with prequels and reboots, Chronicle comes along and injects a sharp originality into the genre, writes Richard Houlian.
JANUARY is one of Melbourne’s best music months, with artists flocking to the city to play under the summer sun. And there are plenty of free concerts on too!
MELBOURNE’S Lord Mayor has launched the first EDGE program to prepare international students to be business leaders in “the Asian business century”.
IF THE headlines in this tabloid newspaper-strewn land are supposedly indicative of Australians’ values, what impression does this give the country’s newcomers?
Too hot to go outside? Film-buff and Meld contributor Richard Houlihan suggests ten of the best new and classic movies to chill out with as you hide from the heat these holidays.
2011 is drawing to a close, and what better time to look back on the year that’s been? From Bersih to uni grades, Namewee to the ASEAN games, we’re taking a look at the stories, people and issues that mattered most to you in 2011.
MELD’s Marcella Purnama takes a trip north to Sydney and comes back with a renewed appreciation for her adopted city, Melbourne.
WANT to give a gift with meaning this Christmas? A fair trade and ethical festival is coming to Federation Square this weekend, showcasing fair trade fashion, homewares and ideas.
Musician and YouTube sensation Clara C’s YouTube video in which she gets fans revved up for her Melbourne show, Friday, December 2 at Arrow on Swanston
MELD’s Iona Salter interviews Charles J Tan, Storytellers songwriter competition winner, as he heads out on tour with YouTube sensation Clara C.