Loretta Barnard

Know Who You’re Googling: Michelangelo

We all know the name, but what do we know of the man's work beyond that ceiling that he painted? Michelangelo gets the treatment in this installment of Know Who You're Googling.   There’s an old church not far from the Colosseum in Rome called San Pietro in Vincoli that houses one of the world’s greatest works of art – the mammoth marble ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

Happy Birthday, You’re Dead: Bette Davis

The incomparable Bette Davis is the focus of our “Happy birthday, you’re …” treatment today. Just because someone has passed, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Party?