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Aaron Pedersen hot at Screen Awards

Hot-property Australian movie star Aaron Pedersen was interviewed this week by Tiga Bayles on West End’s 98.9 FM. Aaron was in town for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in which he was nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor Category for his role in Mystery Road. The ceremony was at City Hall on Thursday night. The Best Actor award went to Korean superstar Lee Byung-Hun for Masquerade.  Aaron was very popular on the red carpet and did a number of interview while in Brisbane. Aaron also stars in Warwick Thornton’s new film The Darkside and is set to appear again in the third Jack...

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Good food, bad food: what’s the difference?

Health experts fear community confusion is driving Queensland’s growing obesity crisis. The grim warning comes as a new survey found only four per cent of people could tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy food. “In a recent survey, people were asked to identify foods as healthy and unhealthy. Worryingly only four per cent of people surveyed passed this simple test,” NAQ Nutrition Senior Nutritionist Aloysa Hourigan said. “The most common ‘pitfall’ was people incorrectly identifying unhealthy foods like high-sugar breakfast cereals, Caesar salads and frozen yoghurts. These foods are often marketed as healthy but actually contain high amounts...

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West End film fest back for fifth year

There are only a few weeks left to get your films into the West End Film Festival’s 2014 short film competition. The West End Film Festival (WEFF) is Queensland’s biggest dedicated short film festival are very proud to be returning for their 5th year in March 2014.  WEFF are passionate about screening diverse and intriguing stories from local and national filmmakers. Organisers are looking for the best short films Australia has to offer across all genres, with a running time of less than 30 minutes. On March 23rd 2014, WEFF will showcase a program of shorts at its pop-up...

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Happy Holidays or a very stressful Christmas?

If all you want to do is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas but are instead too stressed trying to Deck the Halls to feel Joy to the World, it’s time to take a Christmas reality check. QUT Rehabilitation and Wellness manager Dr Leith Henry, a psychologist, said it was easy to fall prey to the same less-than-perfect holiday behaviour patterns year after year. Instead, this year give yourself the ultimate Yuletide present – treat angst-filled Christmases to an emotional make-over. “Christmas can be a very stressful time for people,” Dr Henry said. “It does not have to be....

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Gabba Village celebrates

This Wednesday is the day to head down to the Gabba Village and celebrate with the good folk in the enchanted triangle. The restaurants and retailers tucked in the shaddow of the iconic cricket ground are getting into the Christmas spirit with lots of tempting treats. You could share a banquet with friends at Birdcage or enjoy turkey meatball subs curbside under the palms at Crosstown Eatery. Brown Dog will be open late offering Christmas cheer to their loyal customers, whilst Pearl will fill the street with aromas of roasted suckling pig. Enoteca will bring a little Italian Christmas magic to the evening and Canvas...

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