With our world morphing into one big marketplace of materialism, envy and greed, the strangest by-product to emanate from society’s unfettered commercialism and consumerism is the ‘influencer’. In an intelligent, p...

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RUBBISH RUMMAGING – ILLEGAL OR JUST GROSS? Hi Beast – Firstly, love your publication. It’s wonderful and kudos to your team for the hard work. This morning I was annoyingly awoken by a lady going throug...

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PISCES FEB 20-MAR 20 Stop telling so many lies. You’ve got a pretty good memory but not good enough to keep track of all the shit you talk. ARIES MAR 21-APR 20 You don’t need to be rich, you just need to look rich, s...

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Did you know Australia has more solar-powered homes per capita than any other country in the world? Better still, 5,000 of them are here in the Eastern Suburbs. Winning! Interest in solar is hardly surprising given our c...

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Look around: who is watching you right now? CCTV, a drone, malware in your phone, a spy camera in the light bulb? George Orwell’s powerful warning against totalitarianism, 1984, has been a best seller since Trump wease...

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It’s Oscar season: that special time of year when the world is reminded of how lucky it is to have its Hollywood A-listers – the red carpet, the paparazzi, the glitz, the glamour, the gushing speeches and, of cou...

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I have enjoyed a lovely summer over the past weeks. The beaches have been gorgeous, the traffic slowed and people everywhere seemed relaxed. As the holidays come to an end and the challenges of normal living confront us,...

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Dear Beast – Just a reference to Pearl, or whatever he calls himself. I noticed the ScoMo article (Yo Yo Yo, SloMo Has to Go, The Beast, February 2019). I only ever read a couple of lines because Pearl moans and wh...

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BUS BEDLAM Dear editors – I read Anthony Parrelli’s letter in the February edition (Thrown Under the Bus, Letters, The Beast, February 2019) with interest. I too have contacted the local member, State Transit, et...

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AQUARIUS JAN 21-FEB 19 Despite Sydney being way shitter than it was 10 years ago, it’s still the best city on Earth, so quit your whinging. PISCES FEB 20-MAR 20 The mates you’ve got now are the mates you’re going t...

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