Michael Lallo

Michael Lallo

Michael Lallo is an entertainment reporter for The Age. Michael joined The Age in 2006 as a feature writer. He has also been a news reporter for The Sunday Age, a deputy editor of Green Guide and a columnist and critic.

Shop proprietor Phong Quoc Ly charged over 'pirate' DVDs at Springvale shop

Steve Butcher and Michael Lallo Federal police have smashed an alleged large-scale pirate DVD business operating in Melbourne's south-east.

Sounding out the depth of an attachment to vinyl

A Pearl record at The Vinyl Evolution, an event held to celebrate Vinyl Records at The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne.

Michael Lallo It was an event for the true believers: those who adore the rich sound of vinyl records, the art on their covers and the machines that play them.

Manhunt after bandits rob stores and gaming venue

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Michael Lallo Police are hunting five armed bandits involved in two brazen robberies in suburban Melbourne.

The heat is off: cool change brings relief

Michael Lallo Melbourne's temperature dropped by 13 degrees in 20 minutes this afternoon after a high of 37 degrees.

85 years on and still the best seats in town

Palais Theatre CEO Neil Croker.

Michael Lallo Along with seediness, palm trees and the bay, St Kilda's story is defined by fire.

Thousands march to reclaim the night

Thousands march to Reclaim the Night in Melbourne.

Michael Lallo Around 5000 people have marched against "victim blaming" in a Reclaim the Night rally, following the alleged abduction and murder of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher.

Custom matchmaking rounds up unusual suspects

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Michael Lallo Dale did not find love at his first speed date - so he narrowed his search and struck gold.

No sex please, we're just cuddling strangers

Marus runs the Melbourne chapter of the global Cuddle Party.

Michael Lallo On a chilly Saturday night last month, Janeen Sonsie paid $35 to snuggle with a group of strangers.

'Tired' traffic seal resting at zoo

A seal sunbakes in Port Melbourne.

Michael Lallo Barely an hour after being rescued by police and a wildlife officer - and causing traffic to slow to a crawl in Middle Park - a fur seal crawled back onto busy Beaconsfield Parade.

Power of mind games

Hypnotist Keith Barry with 'subject' Michael Lallo.

Michael Lallo Hypnotist Keith Barry exploits the mind's loopholes, including Michael Lallo's.

Drunk driver crashes into three taxis

Michael Lallo A drunk driver smashed into three taxis on Chapel Street this morning while driving on the wrong side of the road to evade police.

Feminist porn aims to mix pleasure with principle

Gala Vanting and Cyndi Darnell

Michael Lallo Tristan Taormino has received a lot of fan mail for her pornographic films - and for one scene in particular.

Have van, won't travel: camping out in the urban wilderness

Adrian Siska

Michael Lallo It has toilets, barbecues and a pool down the road. But this is no ordinary campsite.

One man's neat idea grows into an evergreen tradition

Employee Marc Vannistelrooy says he loves the fresh air that’s part of the job.

Michael Lallo If you bought a real Christmas tree this year, there's a good chance it came from this farm.

Princess Mary strikes a chord in Broadmeadows

Crown Princess Mary

Michael Lallo 'You, too, can look like Princess Mary,' says the spruiker, holding up a cheap diamond pendant in front of a suburban jewellery store.

Kardashian no-show, true celebrity was on the track

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Michael Lallo At Emirates Stakes day, Flemington Racecourse was abuzz with celebrity chatter.

Mixed bag may leave you sick as a dog

Doggy-bags are not illegal but are no longer common in Melbourne restaurants.

Michael Lallo Doggy bags are not illegal but that hasn't stopped some restauarants from banning them.

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