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Health Freak Holiday (Also: Being Miranda Kerr… and Failing)

Health Freak Holiday (Also: Being Miranda Kerr… and Failing)

Katherine Collette finds herself spending four ‘glorious weeks’ in an enormous Britz campervan, with inbuilt shower, toilet, oven, and even a microwave. Determined to turn her holiday into health retreat, here's her guide to navigating the country and attempting to stage your own health retreat among places better known for fishing.
Glimpse by the Kin Collective

Glimpse by the Kin Collective

Glimpse, the debut performance by Melbourne’s Kin Collective, is a strong and engaging story, delivered by a strong and engaging cast. Absorbing, insightful and thought provoking, Katherine Collette calls it a great debut.
Wittenberg

Wittenberg

What do William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus have in common? Answer: They all ‘lived’ in Wittenberg, Germany. Also: They’re all in American playwright David Davalos’s play of the same name, currently making its Australian debut at the Red Stitch Theatre. Katherine Collette reviews the show.
Barry Morgan (And His Organ)

Barry Morgan (And His Organ)

Katherine Collette chats to celebrity organ salesman, musical comedian and safari suit connoisseur Barry Morgan about his new album, one finger playing technique and the Sunnyside Mall.
Groucho

Groucho

Groucho, currently playing at Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel, is a series of short, sometimes-singing, sometimes-dancing vignettes chronicling Marx’s life. Katherine Collette reviews the latest play from Neil Cole.
Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle, currently playing at Melbourne’s fortyfive downstairs, is set in the boudoir of an unnamed billionaress, who has gone out for the evening. While the cat’s away, her valets play… everything from middle management, to Germans, choir boys and debutantes. Katherine Collette reviews.
Melbourne Hotspots: United Arab Eatery

Melbourne Hotspots: United Arab Eatery

Everything about United Arab Eatery is mini; the place is mini, the tables are mini, the menu is mini...the only large thing there was the appetite of of our writer, Katherine Collette. Oh, and the platter.
In Defence of Sugar Free...

In Defence of Sugar Free…

A sugar free diet is the new Dukan, which was the new Atkins, and Katherine Collette, a sometimes health freak and aspiring vegan/paleo-type, is a convert. It makes her feel ah-mazing.
Word of the Year

Word of the Year

Katherine Collette offers up some suggestions for the Australian Word of the Year for 2011 - if Germany can do it, as well as The Global Language Monitor and TIME Magazine, then so can she.
Flight Experience at QV

Flight Experience at QV

Flight Experience at QV in Melbourne is so authentic it's considered an entry-level actual training device. Katherine Collette found it so authentic she hyperventilated and shrieked ‘we’re all going to die’ on a mistimed approached into Hong Kong.
Nice Try, Anyway: The Art of Participation

Nice Try, Anyway: The Art of Participation

There were two types of kids at Katherine Collette's primary school - those who loved the annual athletics carnival and those two loathed it. Katherine fell very much into the latter category. But she did love one thing: the participation ribbon.
The Year I Became Polish

The Year I Became Polish

Last year, Katherine Kucharski got married and changed her name. And while she expected having a new name would take some getting used to, she had perhaps underestimated getting used to a new (assumed) ethnicity...