The nub of normality at the heart of this ABC series is why AMY STOCKWELL wishes the effortlessly cool Marta Dusseldorp had hit our small screens years ago. (SP)
WIN a copy of Alice Hoffman's new novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things.
WIN a copy of Anita Heiss' new novel Tiddas.
The Hoopla is giving away 20 double passes to the brilliant new film starring Barbara Sukowa as the German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt.
KERRI SACKVILLE does allow herself the odd facial expression, even though it may lead to wrinkles. After 25 years of trying products, she knows what works. [SP]
We hear so much about the changing face of retail - this delightful period drama set in a department store could teach modern retailers a thing or two... (SP)
A Coen brothers film with Colin Firth and a sparkling array of stars? Say no more. We've got copies of the comedy The Gambit to give away.
The Hoopla is giving away 10 double passes to the brilliant new film starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, The Railway Man. Enter here.
Tanya Plibersek writes in a collection of essays about the Gillard years, and has some intriguing insights. THE HOOPLA reviews Bewitched and Bedevilled.
TRACEY SPICER is no genius when it comes to craft, or cakes, or costumes. She's no Mother of the Year, but there's one thing she can do...(SP)
If ever there was a time for tradition, Christmas is it. MARGARET FULTON shares recipes from her lovely new book with The Hoopla. (SP)
Window displays, soft lighting, celebrity plugs: Mr Selfridge invented it all. In the making of an iconic department store, he changed the way we shop forever.
WIN a copy of Donna Tartt's new novel The Goldfinch.
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Mid-afternoon rolls around, and you feel yourself flagging. JUSTINE WOOD surveys the science that explains the 3pm slump, and discovers how to avoid it.(SP)
We all know that weddings provide the best backdrop to family drama, but the stellar cast in this wedding move takes the meaning of farce to a new level.
The best television series hold up a mirror to our lives. AMY STOCKWELL reviews the latest Australian drama that touches the heartstrings with a strong dose of reality. (SP)
A poignant and powerful documentary about becoming a woman in the 21st Century captures the extraordinary breadth of feminine experience.
Thanks to the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, you could WIN tickets to see the Brandenburg's Fearless Baroque with German powerhouse diva Simone Kermes.
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