We’re thrilled to announce the return of our print papers after a hiatus (they last appeared in 2015). The medium, while sometimes seen as out-dated and old fashioned, offers a slower, more immersive experience that digital just can’t match. We’re fans – a tactile paper encourages us to linger over a story we might miss when scrolling through our phones.

Free copies are available now in cafes, restaurants, bars, shops and hotels across the city. Inside you’ll find a new series, “A Closer Look”, examining the city’s restaurants with a more critical eye. At a time when slick new diners are opening almost every week, we think it’s worth looking at some in more detail. First up, Broadsheet editor and noted food writer Max Veenhuyzen visits A1 Canteen, Clayton Wells’s (of Automata fame) all-day Chippendale diner.

In this edition we also take a tour of the Opera House with Edwina Throsby, the cultural institution’s head of talks and ideas, and the curator of some of its most thought-provoking events, including Antidote.

We visit an unusual new arts hub in St Leonards, and find out why Australia’s most important wine festival – Rootstock Sydney – shut down abruptly earlier this year.

There’s plenty more to read, either by picking up a copy at your local cafe or flicking through the digital version.

This is our 15th issue, but it’s also the beginning of a new chapter. We’ll be publishing six editions a year, each one packed full of Sydney’s most interesting people and stories. We’re excited to keep sharing them with you.

Sarah Norris
Sydney editor