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Exposing the Truth – Kate McClymont

David Marr has called Kate McClymont “the investigative journalist’s investigative journalist.” She has broken huge stories for The Sydney Morning Herald for decades, including the Bulldogs’ salary cap scandal and a plethora of dealings to do with Eddie Obeid – even writing a book on the latter in 2014. Here, The Beast talks with her […]

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LOCAL CHICK… ALEESHA PUSTETTO FROM COOGEE

Local school teacher Aleesha Pustetto is currently kickstarting her career as a children’s author. She shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I grew up in Little Bay, and I moved to Coogee two years ago. What’s your favourite beach? There’s nothing like an after-work dip at Coogee and […]

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LOCAL BLOKE… JUAN MACIEL FROM COOGEE

Juan Maciel, in partnership with his wife, Katie, is the brains behind local sustainable apparel brand, Señor Seagull. Juan shares his local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’m from Argentina. I met my wife, Katie, in Miami and we’ve been living here for almost six years now. What’s your favourite […]

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COMING BACK TO BONDI: FELIX RIEBL

Singer-songwriter Felix Riebl is the founder and co-frontman of global music phenomenon, The Cat Empire. Ahead of headlining SummerSalt festival at Bondi Beach on Sunday, November 26, Riebl talks to The Beast about his childhood influences, the perils of stage euphoria, and what can be achieved when politics and music collide. Whereabouts did you grow […]

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LOCAL CHICK… JOANNE STEELE FROM RANDWICK

Joanne Steele is the owner and director of Ukubebe, providing fun musical activities that parents can enjoy with their kids. Joanne shares her local favourites with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs for eight years now, between Randwick and Double Bay. What’s your favourite beach? It’s a […]

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LOCAL BLOKE… PAT CAHILL FROM BONDI BEACH

When local surfer Pat Cahill isn’t running the show out at Tama Reef, you’ll find him play- ing with the immense quiver of surfboards at his Bondi surf shop, Sunburnt Mess. Pat shares his local faves with The Beast… How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in the Eastern Suburbs my whole life, but […]

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ROBERT’S REALITY CHECK

Readers, when you think of a group that is maligned and vigorously attacked by the government, which one comes to mind? The ABC? Refugees? Centrelink recipients? NGOs? Bikies? I surmise none of you are think-
ing of the building industry, an all-powerful parasite with interests represented by manipulative lob- byists and secured by large political donations. […]

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WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR NEXT WEDDING

With the onset of warmer weather, wedding season is about to begin. I’ve had the pleasure of helping a few brides and grooms navigate their outfit selections, but they have it comparatively easy when it comes to wedding dressing because they get to choose the tone and set the dress code to suit themselves. For […]

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WHY DO WOMEN WANT DESIGNER VAGINAS?

The number of women and teenagers undertaking genital cosmetic surgery in Australia is increasing at an alarming rate, as they turn to surgeons in their pursuit of so-called ‘designer vaginas’. The most popular procedure is labiaplasty, which is covered by Medicare. Although parental permission is required, this procedure has been performed on girls as young […]

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Prof Patrick McGorry: Fighting the Good Fight

Professor Patrick McGorry is a luminary when it comes to youth mental health in Australia. He is the Executive Director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne, and a Director of the Board at headspace. In May last year, headspace opened its doors at Bondi Junction, offering a prolific range […]

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