Visiting the Berlin Wall in 1983

Berlin Wall Anniversary

It's the twentieth anniversary today of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I doubt there'll be television specials except perhaps on the ABC or SBS, but I note there is a Beck's Beer advertising campaign appearing on bus shelters around Sydney. I'm not sure why, but I've always felt a bit of an affinity with…

Hedwig and The Angry Inch

As we entered the Tom Mann Theatre on Cleveland Street tonight, my friend Colin whispered to me he was feeling a little ambivalent about seeing the show, "Hedwig and The Angry Inch", despite the rave reviews, especially about the lead performance of iOTA. Although he didn't say it, I suspect his concern was that it…