Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

Big call

1000 Foo Fighters fans' stunning performance of Learn To Fly a plea to play in Italy

Nick Galvin A thousand Italian musos have come together to stage an epic performance of the Foo Fighters' Learn To Fly in an astonishing effort to get the supergroup to play in their town.

Go Back To Where You Came From: Kim Vuga calls Nicole Judge 'traitor'

Despite their sparring on the show, Kim Vuga and Nicole Judge kept in contact since filming <i>Go Back To Where You Came From</i>.

Nick Galvin SBS' three-part social experiment ends with a studio discussion that crackled, fizzed and often threatened to erupt into outright hostility.

Footy shorts

Reclink Cup in Sydney puts Anthony Albanese in the AFL game

Triple J morning DJ Alex Dyson, left,  original AC/DC bassist Mark Evans and Tim Levinson -

Nick Galvin Former deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese is pulling on his footy boots and joining Adam Spencer and hip-hop star Urthboy this weekend to play in a charity AFL match that raises money for arts...

Chicken dance!

Arrested Development all but confirmed for fifth series

Jeffrey Tambor

Nick Galvin There's fresh hope for fans of the smash US sitcom Arrested Development after the boss of streaming service Netflix all but confirmed that the show would return for a fifth season.


Azealia Banks attacks 'violent and belligerent' Australians

Too far away ... Azealia Banks has attacked Australia's unruly fans and expressed her displeasure with our geography.

Nick Galvin US rapper Azealia Banks, long noted for picking fights with just about everyone, has taken a broad swipe at "violent and belligerent" Australians and delivered a stinging rebuke to the entire nation...

Beaten to the punchline

Conan O'Brien accused of stealing jokes from Twitter

Funny business ... Conan O'Brien has allegedly pinched jokes from Twitter.

Nick Galvin In a dispute that is at least as old as comedy itself, late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been accused of pinching jokes from a wannabe comic on Twitter.

Under fire

SBS's Go Back To Where You Came From: Kim Vuga, Nicole Judge, Andrew Jackson 'at risk'

Running scared ... Andrew Jackson, on location for Go Back To Where You Came From,ducks to avoid becoming a target for ISIS gunners.

Nick Galvin Crew and participants in the SBS documentary Go Back To Where You Came From were ill-equipped and placed at "substantial risk" when they were shot at by Islamic State in Syria, according to an expert...

Sour note

John Williamson on Reclaim Australia's use of True Blue: 'How about a rally for love'

Speaking out ... John Williamson has condemned the use of True Blue by Reclaim Australia.

Nick Galvin Middle-Australia icon John Williamson has taken aim at Reclaim Australia, asking the far-right group not to play his hit song True Blue at their rallies.

I'm glad you asked that

Ali G, Norman Gunston and Michael Parkinson: TV's funniest interviews

Nick Galvin Here's our pick of some of the funniest, weirdest and most chaotic TV interviews over the years.

High notes

James Morrison takes Megan Washington back to her jazz roots

Nick Galvin A jazz trumpeter, a pop star and a piano virtuoso are teaming up for a performance that breaks musical boundaries.

Going back

Go Back To Where You Came From touches raw nerve on asylum seekers

War zone: Andrew Jackson, Kim Vuga and Nicole Judge after their close call with Islamic State.

Nick Galvin It's four years since the first series of Go Back To Where You Came From, and even producer Rick McPhee was wondering whether a third series was justified.

Close call

Go Back To Where You Came From star Kim Vuga shot at by Islamic State

Kim Vuga

Nick Galvin One of the participants in an upcoming SBS documentary has described how she was shot at by insurgents after filmmakers took her within 800m of the ISIS front line in Syria.

Enterprising move

Idris Elba officially joins cast of Star Trek Beyond

Star power ... Idris Elba will likely be cast as a villain in the latest Star Trek.

Nick Galvin After months of speculation, it has been confirmed Idris Elba is joining the cast of Star Trek Beyond.

Five years on

ABC's News 24 'had to happen'

Nick Galvin In June 2010, Julia Gillard announced she was challenging prime minister Kevin Rudd and the ABC's 7pm bulletin broke the news of one of the biggest political stories of the decade.

Archibald Prize 2015: It takes balls to be a winner

Brett Whiteley's winning 1978 entry <i>Art, Life and the Other Thing</i>.


Nick Galvin It takes balls to be an Archibald Prize winner. Or to put it a little less crudely, if you want to win Australia's premier portraiture prize it helps if you're a bloke. A lot.

Hacked off

Artist's axe attack on Manchester's Home theatre following poor reviews

Axed ... Artist Douglas Gordon has not responded well to reviews of his new play.

Nick Galvin A director has attacked the wall of a theatre with an axe after his new play opened to reviews describing it variously as a "vanity project" and a "steaming pile of wolf poo".

Return to Maycomb

Go Set A Watchman released: Queues and excitement at bookshops

Go Set A Watchman

Nick Galvin, Antigone Anagnostellis, Joel Meares Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman is generating a lot of excitement and interest, bookstores say after it went on on sale on Tuesday.

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Actress sought for JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Magic moment ... Emma Watson in her signature role as Hermione Granger.

Nick Galvin Thousands of excited tweens with dreams of being the next Emma Watson are expected to besiege London's Excel Exhibition Centre on Saturday after filmmakers announced an open casting for the key role...


Simpsons fans in Chile get chance to drink Duff Beer

Mmmm, beer! ... the version of Duff launched last year in Australia - with the perfect accompaniment.

Nick Galvin The world's beer drinkers apparently "can't get enough of that wonderful Duff" to the point where they have forced Simpsons owner 21st Century Fox to produce an authorised version of the famous...

Surprise appearance

David Letterman returns to take aim at Donald Trump

Retired, not retiring ... David Letterman has made a surprise appearance on stage with Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Nick Galvin David Letterman has revealed he may have pulled the pin too early on the Late Show.