Poor and sparsely populated Portugal led other European nations in voyages of discovery and acqusition of foreign territory.
ANTONY PITTS is a composer and conductor, and formerly BBC senior producer and senior lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music. Founder of British ensemble Tonus Peregrinus, he is now artistic director of The Song Company in Australia. His latest work, inspired by Alexander Litvinenko, is Requiem for the Time of the End.
Catherine Armitage Melbourne academic Benjamin Habib didn't think twice when he was invited to talk about North Korea's recent rocket launch on live TV. But it turned out to be "the worst public embarrassment of my career".
Jenna Clarke Kristin Davis has taken a not-so-subtle jab at Sunrise, by sharing a knowing 'wink' with rival show host Lisa Wilkinson, after the actor took part in a train wreck segment on Channel Seven's breakfast program.
Ebony Bowden Author JK Rowling has announced a new book which will follow the next generation as they set off for Hogwarts.
Michael Idato Disney, the US studio which owns the mega-hit Frozen, has unveiled the first details of the musical's journey from Hollywood to the Broadway stage.
Nathanael Cooper Jungle will be predominantly shot in Queensland with pre-production beginning in April.
Garry Maddox Around Australian film this week.
Ebony Bowden There's no easy way to say this, but Zoolander 2 should probably never have been made.
Ebony Bowden They're supposed to be roughing it in the South African jungle, but contestants on Ten's I'm A Celebrity are allowed one luxury.