All ‘A-Board’ for Bronte Bushfire Fundraiser

News

Here in the Eastern Beaches we are lucky to have escaped the catastrophic bushfires that have ringed the nation. One cannot imagine the heartbreak associated with the devastating loss of property, livestock and pets and ...

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Kimberly McRae… More Than Meets the Eye

News

My partner, Roland Fishman, and I run The Writers’ Studio, which Roland founded in 1992. We were both shocked and saddened to hear of the recent death of one of our writers under suspicious circumstances. Even though i...

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The Beast’s Monthly Mailbag – March 2020

Other

The Beast’s Mission Statement I have always viewed The Beast as a local monthly magazine, published and distributed for the benefit of those residing in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, to inform them of local news a...

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The End is Nigh

Satire

There are so many issues to cover within my 500-word limit this month, but let’s see if I can achieve a seamless merger between topics. First up, the deadly coronavirus… The virus’ source is suspected to be lin...

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Sultan Jamal… From Riyadh to Bondi

People

On January 20 an email arrived in my inbox. “My name is Sultan Jamal,” the message began, “I am a Saudi print journalist and TV producer that just moved to Bondi Beach.” It went on, “My part...

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Beardy From Hell – February 2020

Satire

Aquarius Jan 21-Feb 19 Book yourself in for a colonoscopy. It’ll be worth it just for the chat with the specialist, they’re great for a yarn those blokes. Pisces Feb 20-Mar 20 Stop being such an impatient prick. Just...

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Mexican Style Steak Sandwich

Food

It’s time to get creative with your summer Aussie barbecue. This steak sandwich, with a nod to Mexican flavours, is simply delicious and worthy of entertaining your besties. To give it a Mexican twist, the steak is mar...

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A Genuine Game Changer

Food

Thanks to the release of popular yet polarising documentary The Game Changers, the benefits of eating vegan are at the forefront of a lot of people’s minds and the word vegan no longer has the negative connotations it ...

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Everyone Loves an Underdog

Sport

If, like me, you think T20 cricket is emblematic of the degradation of society into a mindless orgy of drooling egoists who live their reality virtually, but on the other hand, love the emergence of women’s sport, Febr...

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Foot to Foot, Face to Face

Other

Recently I found myself sifting through my son’s bookshelf trying to work out which books were worth keeping. It was harder than I’d expected. Among the old favourites that I used to read to him as a toddler, and the...

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