In classical music's equivalent of the Rumble In The Jungle (we will call it The Maul in the Hall) heavyweight geniuses Mozart and Beethoven went amiably toe to toe in the Llewellyn Hall on Tuesday.
Ian Warden is a columnist for The Canberra Times
Are Tasmanian devils doomed? Monday's suspenseful ANU seminar on this worrying subject was given some dramatic qualities.
When our dopey (as thick as two shaggy planks) but adorable dogs stare into our faces with expressions of rapt adoration we are seeing what Presidents of the USA are used to seeing when they meet our fawning, drooling Australian prime ministers.
Ian Warden tries out ACTION's new city loop bus, to find out who is using the hop-on hop-off service.
Like Lewis Carroll's Alice in Alice In Wonderland your Canberra Times keeps changing size and shape, while, like darling Alice, staying the same delightful character we admire and love.
Australia is an island and it gets about a little bit, drifting 70mm to the north east every year. But nothing can compare with the island that visited Parliament House on Thursday morning.
Readers, whether or not you usually believe in miracles it may be that even as you read this modest column you are holding a kind of miracle, a printed daily newspaper, in your hands.
John Bundock, haunting Tidbinbilla, came across a kangaroo of unusual magnificence and calls this photograph Boss Of The Mob. One might think, if one didn't know better, that this kangaroo is into bodybuilding.
As Canberra does its best impersonation of midwinter Iceland, a tiny tropical island, complete with palm trees, is coming to visit us.
The long, long election campaign took its toll of human attention spans but ornithologist and creative photographer Geoffrey Dabb saw and overheard a Canberra pair of Satin Bowerbirds taking a keen interest.