Opinion

The End is (not) Nigh

No Comments 31 January 2012

According to Patrick Geryl, the self proclaimed best-selling author of nine doomsday books (available in Dutch only, sorry) when it comes to the 2012 apocalypse, Australians don’t stand a chance. We can look forward to 2km tidal waves, sinking mountains and frozen beaches. So all you builders of bunkers and stockpilers of non-perishables, give up […]

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Film, Gaming, Opinion

The Flops of 2011

No Comments 28 January 2012

2011 was a good year for both films and games, with juggernauts such as Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City making millions and pleasing reviewers. But not everything worked out, with a number of games and films bombing completely – financially, critically or worse, both. Resistance 3 What happened? The first […]

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Film

The Skin I Live In

No Comments 28 January 2012

In what may just be one of the strangest films in recent times, The Skin I Live In marks the most recent film from Spanish director and writer Pedro Almodóvar, as well as his first collaboration with Antonio Banderas in 21 years. The plot follows surgeon Robert Ledgard (Banderas), a man obsessed with creating the […]

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Music

This Thing

1 Comment 27 January 2012

In a little over a year, intriguing experimental electronic collective “This Thing” has captivated Melbourne audiences with their distinctive sound incorporating a broad palate of experimental electronic music. Spanning a wide variety of musical textures, beat-makers create spontaneous sounds, utilising the crowd as stimulus to feed into their live sets. Bridging the stigma-riddled gap between […]

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Opinion

No Longer Nerdy

No Comments 27 January 2012

To say 2011 was a big year for nerds would be misleading, as it’s becoming harder to define what a ‘nerd’ actually is. The simple fact is, activities once considered ‘geeky’ have been slowly gaining widespread appeal for some time now. It’s difficult to say when this really began, possibly even as far back as […]

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Books & Words

Hares & Hyenas: 20 Years Strong

No Comments 24 January 2012

Hares & Hyenas queer bookstore opened in 1991 and has been going strong ever since. The only bookstore in Melbourne to offer books written by GLBTIQ authors exclusively, there is no question that it has made a mark on the city and the community. Crusader and Rowland, the partnered owners, both had experience in the […]

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Music

K-Pop

No Comments 24 January 2012

Definition: the rapidly growing genre of music that is taking the world by storm. Korean Pop – better known as K-pop – is a genre of music originating in South Korea. Its realisation started around 2000 and its popularity has since increased sensationally. While many people may have heard of the term, the majority has […]

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Exhibitions

The Renaissance Exhibition

No Comments 24 January 2012

Despite its fairly young age, Canberra is establishing itself as an artwork and gallery headquarters, with several fantastic exhibitions appearing at the National Gallery of Australia over the last few years. It’s been the host of some of the rarest and most valuable paintings in the world and the only spot Australians can see them […]

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Film, Theatre

Coriolanus

No Comments 24 January 2012

Ralph Fiennes rises spectacularly to the double bill of both director and leading man in his modern adaptation of a lesser known Shakespeare play. The Berlin International Film Festival nominated feature, which hosts a star studded cast (including multiple award-winning Vanessa Redgrave, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson and Jessica Chastain), follows the […]

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Music, Opinion

Long Drop – The Rise and Fall of Dubstep

1 Comment 24 January 2012

Oh, kids these days. Will they ever learn? Recently, I’ve been having a problem with the musical taste of my peers. I say music, but really, to me, it just sounds like noise. Of course, this isn’t just noise; this is what the kids are calling dubstep – a genre that’s made a name for […]

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