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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 11

This week’s best song releases seem to be incredibly emotional – giving us almost as many goose bumps as this motivational talk by Daniel Radcliffe does. So plug those headphones in and get ready for a real feel trip! Solange – Cranes In The Sky Being human means it’s easy …

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Great Music You Missed – Ft. A Hated Childish Gambino, Abortion and The Weeknd

When we live in 2016, it’s easy to forget that Childish Gambino, The Weeknd and J. Cole, for a long time, weren’t all that popular. It was only a few years ago that Childish Gambino was just the funny ‘black’ guy on Community, The Weeknd another hopeful musician desperate to get …

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Album of the Week: BALANCE AND COMPOSURE’s ‘LIGHT WE MADE’ (Blitz Radio)

Light We Made is the third full length album from alternative rock band, Balance and Composure. Since their formation in 2007, the band has drawn comparisons to the likes of Nirvana, Brand New and Radiohead. When compared to the band’s earlier, post-hardcore, material, Light We Made is a lot more …

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Why Should You Watch: Luke Cage ?

Number 1: The Killer 80’s Vibe The show isn’t set in the 80’s, if that’s something you may find off putting. But what it does have is a vibe like so many 80’s shows. The series is cheesy, corny, funky and got the perfect amount of action to keep you …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette 2

LAST WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE… A variety of men try to get Georgia’s attention. EPISODE 5: DAMSEL IN DISTRESS (Full recap here) Other does maths and, as usual, nails it. There are ten guys left. Ian Thorpe gets the date, proving once and for all that jumping into the pool that night was …

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Review: Boys in the Trees (Film)

Walking into the Reel Room at the heart of Sydney, I wasn’t sure what I was in for. Watching the trailer for The Boys in the Trees, I was expecting a horror/coming-of-age film, a reworking of the old stories we’ve already heard. And in a way, that’s what I got, …

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LA is The Griswolds’ Second Home, but “There’s No Place Better Than Australia”

“We really wrote most of the [new] album at home, but we recorded it with Andy Dawson [Kanye West, Jay-Z]. So we really did want to do this one in Sydney, because we did the last one in LA… It’s been good. We had really nice accommodation, and our label hooked …

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Wonders of the Web: Tessa Violet (YouTuber)

Tessa Violet aka. meekakitty has been making videos on YouTube since 2007. Her username, meekakitty, was named after her cat, Meeka. She started off making video responses to the YouTuber, Frezned, then used her channel to document her travels as part of her modelling work. Nowadays, she often makes thoughtful vlogs …

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Interview: Allday (Music)

Aussie rapper, Allday, is currently embarking on a headline tour in promotion of his new single ‘Sides’. Blitz had a chat to Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, about his new single, upcoming shows, and whether or not it was a good idea to wear a fedora in the title sequence of …

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Two Romantic Comedies for the Summer Holidays

It’s official. Hay fever season has begun which means it is springtime. For a university student hopefully not doing summer school, spring and summer means one thing: freedom. Two semesters of university are nearly done and it’s time to begin finding work, staying inside with the air conditioning cranked up …

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Listen to Podcasts, Not Lectures

End of semester means exams, all-nighters and a lot of no doze. Or, if you’re organised, it could be the exact opposite. Or, if we are being realistic, it wont be, but it will include a lot of procrastination. I’m here to make your procrastination time easier by introducing you …

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Throwback: Great Movies You Missed – Ft. Aspiring Writers, Rappers and the African-American Struggle

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. Disclaimer: please forgive the …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette

LAST WEEK ON THE BACHELORETTE… New Bachelorette Georgia Love – who shall henceforth be known as Queen G – stands on the beach and talks about love. She sits at a table and talks about love. She makes jokes about how her surname is Love and she is going on …

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12 Actors Who are Surprisingly Good Singers

When we hear whispers about actors that can sing, or singers that can act, we’re usually sus. Are they genuinely talented, or are they just venturing out and attempting to gain greater success at something they clearly can’t do? I sure have seen a fair few who try to slide into …

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5 YouTube Channels for Film Lovers

Do you love film, but feel like you’re not wasting enough time on the internet? Then here (in no particular order) are some great YouTube channels to check out! 5. Uptomyknees This channel is run by somewhat controversial Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis (son of director John Landis). Quick warning, there are a fair …

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It’s Time for More Shows on Aussie Shores!

Last year’s Sydney Theatre Company Production of ‘The Present,’ inspired by Chekhov, adapted by Andrew Upton and starring Cate Blanchett, was a highlight of the 2015 theatrical year for many. Now the show is preparing for its run on Broadway in New York City, where Blanchett will be making her …

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Great TV Shows You Missed – ft. High School Drama, Dogs Eating Hearts and the New Kid in Town

The O.C. – From rags to riches and a beautiful girlfriend The O.C. holds up remarkably well and I wish there were more television shows out there like it. The O.C. follows Ryan Atwood, a delinquent little criminal on a bad path to nowhere. When his mum leaves him and he’s got nowhere …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Mid-Semester Break

Sun’s out, sky’s out. Its spring, and after two grueling months, mid-sem break is finally here. That means it’s time to throw those books in the air (momentarily) and do something that makes you feel alive – the way these fresh tunes will make you feel. So plug in those …

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Review: Life, Animated

“We were looking for clues for a kidnapping…It’s like someone took our son…Whatever works to get to Owen.” Fewer words have resonated with me more than the ones above. They came from Ron Susskind, whose son, Owen, was diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder — autism. The Susskind’s lives went …

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Why Should You Watch: Atlanta ?

Number 1: It Get’s Way too Real If you have ever seen any comedies like Love, Flaked or BoJack Horseman you would start seeing a trend in the new, more popular comedy shows. They are all horribly depressing. Atlanta isn’t any different. It can be funny, but most of the time …

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Wonders of the Web: Check Out These Twitters!

While I used to check Twitter quite a bit and follow heaps of celebrities, Internet personalities and fandom friends, these days I don’t go on it much at all. Here are some cool accounts to get me (and you!) back into Twitter. These are either fictional Twitter accounts or accounts …

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Have You Seen This Ad?

Some of the most powerful, thought-provoking and emotional messages comes from advertising. This week’s post is about some of my favourite advertising campaigns that really tug at the heartstrings. It is interesting how an ad can make you long for your childhood, to evoke empathy in the toughest critic and …

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Throwback: Great TV Shows You Probably Missed Ft. High School Football, an Anime Tear-Jerker and Fame

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – Try Not to Cry I don’t often wander into Anime territory, but there’s a first time for everything. When we watch movies, sometimes we feel the need to laugh, enjoy ourselves or rage in anger. Anohana, on the other hand, makes you want …

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Album of the Week: HalfNoise’s SUDDEN FEELING (Blitz Radio)

HalfNoise began in 2010 as a side project by Paramore’s drummer, Zac Farro, just two days after he left the band. A few EPs and one full length later, Farro is back with his sophomore album, Sudden Feeling. The album fuses electronic indie pop with Farro’s alternative rock roots, creating …

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