A local's guide to the world's most liveable city.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Melbourne’s food, bar and cafe scenes operate with a used-by date, considering how quickly locals jump on (and not long after, off) each new trend. It’s not that we’re indecisive – we just want to make sure every hyped spot gets road-tested by a local before we let visitors in on the secret.
A roundtable discussion on One Direction and their new album 'Four' by me, Brittany Spanos and Maria Sherman, moderated by Madeleine Davies.
Monday marked the release of Four, the fourth studio album from One Direction since the group formed on The X Factor in 2010. Promotions for the new album have been promising a new, more mature sound and many members have expressed hopes that their latest effort will attract a bigger adult audience. Did they succeed? To find out, we gathered a group of fans and music critics (all about the same age as the young men of 1D) for a Very Serious Conversation ™ about One Direction, Four and the boy band's future.
With the release of their new album Four, One Direction is making deliberate strides towards shedding their "boy band manufactured by Simon Cowell after being voted out of X Factor" image. But as Paul Rudd's fanatic adult Directioner character Dan Charles on Saturday Night Live illustrates, we Directioners are not so quick to forget: The 1D fandom is infamous for (among other things) its all-or-nothing attitude regarding the band's origin stories. You either know Niall's a natural blond or you're shamed on your way out the door, dummy. But now you don't have to be a dummy. Here is everything you need to know in order to catch you up on the U.K.'s most delicious export since gravy.