The Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum
Columnist Richard Glover offers wise, witty and warm-hearted observations on everything from politics to Elvis Presley, while word nerd and puzzle master David Astle explores the English language in all its quirky glory. My Secret Sydney explores the places that have shaped the city’s best-loved identities, and The Planner has the weekend covered, with our critics’ picks of things to see and do.
Spectrum’s reviewers are the best in the business. Paul Byrnes, Philippa Hawker and Jake Wilson offer erudite dispatches from darkened cinemas, and John McDonald runs his expert eye over the galleries. Bernard Zuel tunes into the latest musical releases, while Susan Wyndham leafs through the literary world’s offerings and Ruth Ritchie offers smart commentary about TV.
The Saturday Age Spectrum
Under the new banner of The Saturday Age Spectrum, the redesigned Life & Style gets a fresh look and additional columns to complement the features and faces readers already love. Along with the usual thought-provoking and entertaining stories on theatre, books, food, cinema, the visual arts, gardening and music, there’ll be an added focus on the home and shopping, plus a critical guide to the latest dvds and downloads.
Regulars Monica Dux, Anson Cameron and Michael Leunig remain, along with an expanded ‘‘Lunch with’’ column, while Chill out puts the focus on the weekend’s best breakfast spots, and Richard Cornish goes from country town to suburb in search of six reasons to visit.
The much-thumbed weekend events guide, My Secret Melbourne and gardening pages continue to dig deep, while literary editor Jason Steger leafs through the literary world’s latest offerings. Spectrum is also the place to find puzzles, crosswords and the weekend television guide.
View Spectrum ad specs