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Review: Telling Tales – Excursions in Narrative Form (Art)

  (2 June – 9 October) @ Museum of Contemporary Art Inside the MCA’s newest exhibition is ‘Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form’, a group exhibition of artists working in a range of mediums, each exploring the magic of narrative and storytelling. There were two works in the art gallery …

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Review: Now You See Me 2 (DVD Release)

Now You See Me 2 never should have seen the light of day. From start to finish, Jon M. Chu’s follow up film from the poorly received Jem and the Holograms is an absolute mess. Now You See Me 2 lacks any semblance of a logical narrative, relying on its charismatic cast to carry …

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Review: Jane the Virgin (TV)

  What happens when some of the most grounded characters on television are thrust into wild telenovela situations? (*Spoilers alert*) That’s the question that Jane the Virgin seeks to answer. When Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) promised her grandmother to remain a virgin until marriage, she wasn’t expecting to be accidentally …

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Famous Rockers Who Got Kicked Out of Their Band

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. A lot of rebellion and wild stories comes with the territory of being in a rock band. So, you might be wondering… what can possibly be SO bad that these guys got kicked out of their band? Brian Jones from THE ROLLING STONES I …

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Review: Snowpiercer (Film)

Director Bong Joon Ho’s sci-fi, dystopian epic offers an eerie portrayal of a post-apocalyptic ice age. Just imagine: after an attempt to save the world from global warming cataclysmically fails, the world has frozen over leaving almost no trace of life. The remaining survivors have been forced to seek refuge …

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Review: Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor

On at Griffin Theatre Company’s Stables Theatre, ‘Those Who Fall in Love like Anchors Dropped Upon the Ocean Floor’, is a short play comprised of vignettes that investigate the relationship between love and time and how each both advantage and manipulate the other. The story weaves around five different scenarios …

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Interview: Bondi Hipsters

The Bondi Hipsters are back! Nick Boshier and Christiaan Van Vuuren, have returned to TV with series 2 of their ABC show Soul Mates. I had a hilarious chat with the pair about the new series, favourite characters and much more! So Soul Mates season 2 starts on August 3rd on iview and …

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Throwback – Incredible Songs You’ve Probably Missed: Feat Toto, Diana Ross, Kevin Lyttle

Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music has evolved whether we like it or not – but every now and then we need some downtime from the doof doof doof of edm. I can guarantee you …

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Review: Overwatch (Game)

  Developed by Blizzard As someone who has thousands of hours on Team Fortress 2, buying The Orange Box in a real store, like a caveman, I was sceptical about how Overwatch could compare. After clocking in the hours, I now see that Blizzard haven’t created a knockoff clone, but a …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 2

Feeling the blues, coming back to uni after a good month spent overseas pursuing your dreams? on the couch binge-watching various TV shows? If you, like me, need some pick-me-ups, here are some of the month’s best tunes to set you in motion for the new semester! The Chainsmokers – Closer …

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Why Should You Watch: Preacher ?

Number 1: It Makes Zero Sense Here’s a list of things I found rather strange to happen in Preacher’s pilot episode . Deep breath and: A Home-made rocket launcher, an African Preacher exploding onto his congregation, a plane fight complete with medieval weaponry and someone doing a rather accurate impression of …

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2016: Some of the Greatest Moments in Music So Far

From awesome to awful album releases, controversies and huge ups and down, there have been more than a few high points in the music world. It was tough to narrow it down, but here are just some of them in 2016 that really say something. Take the need to call …

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Review: The True Cost

As an avid consumerist, a long-term patron of online shopping and a firm believer in ‘treat yourself’, I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary that created a lot of cognitive dissonance. Directed by Andrew Morgan, The True Cost was released in 2015 and focuses on the modern phenomena of …

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Throwback: Three Amazing Films You’ve Probably Missed

With hundreds of movies coming out each year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s bad. And worse, every month seems to be packed with blockbusters. With so much to see and so much noise, I don’t blame you for needing some down time. Some of the …

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Review: The Paper Kites (Enmore Theatre)

The Paper Kites commemorate the sentimental complexity of the midnight hour by delivering an avant-garde performance at the Enmore Theatre. The five-piece band opened the ‘Midnight’ tour by huddling around the lead singer, Sam Bentley’s, acoustic guitar and microphone. The Paper Kites gracefully addressed the audience with a stripped-back rendition …

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Interview: Madeleine Mallis – Hair

Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? That was one of the many questions I was left with after watching UNSW student-produced short film Hair written and directed by Madeleine Mallis. Hair, will challenge your conceptions of body-image like no Pantene or Ashley and Martin commercial …

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Interview: Josef Arbiv and Jo Losurdo – Signature Tune

There are a great number films that make us question reality and force us to consider whether we are really awake. The Matrix, Groundhog Day, and Inception to name a few. You can now add UNSW student-produced film Signature Tune to the list. I sat down with writer/director Josef Arbiv …

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Interview: Ed Christie and Laura Jago – Trove

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, the guy who thought it would be a good idea to change the recipe of Arnott’s Shapes – It’s not clear who is responsible. The World has fallen and human civilization is but a shadow of its former self. Writer, Director and UNSW student Ed …

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Review: OneRepublic Secret Show

So keep this on the down low, but OneRepublic did a secret show. It was so secret that even with an invite, I wasn’t even able to find the entrance for about 20 minutes. But then I found it, and the view was incredible. At the Overseas Passenger terminal in …

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Review: The Literati

Justin Fleming has done it again with yet another reimagined Moliere work proving to be a total success. Currently staged at The Stables theatre, ‘The Literati’ is a fast-paced, witty and spectacularly unreal story of a family brought together by a love for each other and separated by a love …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Exam Period

Hide your wife, hide your kids – freedom’s just around the corner! Blitz has (once again) put together the perfect playlist – you’re welcome – to help you cope with the flood of emotions that comes hand-in-hand with LSP, Last Paper Syndrome//Image via Twitter.   Fortunes – Angel Nobody blends the grit of …

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Review: Tribes (Ensemble Theatre)

‘Tribes’ by Nina Raine and on at the Ensemble Theatre until July 2nd, explores that which intrinsically connects us. The play calls into question whether it is language that defines our interpersonal communication, or something much deeper altogether. Examined through the context of a pseudo-intellectual family for whom the value …

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Exam Watch: The Best TV Episodes for Procrastination

  The pointy end of the semester is upon us and with it come big assessments and those smaller assessments you have to do with everyone else in the span of two hours – some call them exams.So, here are some of my favourite procrastination moments in TV history. Seinfeld …

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Interview: Symphony X’s Mike LePond

Forming back in 1994 from Middletown, New Jersey came this fresh, powerful wave of metal. Over two decades since their self-titled debut album, the group have captured a Dream Theatre-esque sound while honing in on their classic yet inventive dynamic. I sat down with bassist Mike LePond to chat Symphony X‘s first ever …

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Two Lessons I’ve Learnt from The Office

Exams are looming, empty word documents are open on your computer screen and you’ve accidentally gone over the allocated break on your pomodoro timer. What better inspiration to motivate yourself than looking back on the lessons to be learnt on The Office. They might not help you through any of …

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