The Theatrical Journalist

Arts, Journalism, Women, Melbourne and everything in between.

Mindy Kaling at SXSW: “I’m a f***ing Indian woman who has her own f***ing network show”

At SXSW this weekend, an audience member asked The Mindy Project creator/star Mindy Kaling why there weren’t more women of colour on her show. (Seriously? You get an opportunity to ask this … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Social Media Pissed Me Off in 2013

    I’m not one to write sentimental, nostalgic and self-indulgent retrospective pieces about the year I’ve had. Sure, I can make a flipagram with some crescendo-filled techno-pop music with … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Sheryl Sandberg makes a good point when she asks, “what would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try acting, improvisation, standup, dancing, singing, but you … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nightclubbing and the Suspension of Disbelief

I have come to the conclusion, as I eat some lentil soup, that perhaps I am too old for clubbing. It’s not the lentil soup that’s telling me this. I … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Miley Cyrus and SNL’s Comeback: recap

Miley Cyrus is good at marketing. She hasn’t “lost it” at all, she’s not on her way to a mental breakdown – if anything, her head is probably as clear … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Review: MTC’s ‘Rupert’ by David Williamson

When Tony Abbott was recently elected to be Australia’s 28th Prime Minister, I pondered, then tweeted: “So when do we get to hear Rupert Murdoch’s victory speech?” Despite my joking … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nighttime Symphonies

Wednesday 28th August I awoke in the middle of the night sweating. Anxious, as usual. The dream leading up to this upheaval of sleep had been pleasant, I think, for … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment
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