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Loyle Carner @ The Oxford Arts Factory

Loyle Carner @ The Oxford Arts Factory

Live hip hop has always had a bad name. A reputation damaged by the money-hungry performers with apathy for their fans. They often had poor quality sound systems, looked bored on stage and often rocked up hours late. The same cannot be said for the rising star of British Hip …

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Real Housewives of Sydney FINALE Recap: Pigs and Strawberries

This week on The Real Housewives of Sydney: Hypnosis, glitter bombs and ungrateful pigs round out the season. HYPNOSIS First we’re whisked away to an undisclosed location where Athena the eXorcist Levendi is undertaking ‘hypnosis’. The entire scene gives the impression of a high school improv class, but we would expect …

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Review: Casting JonBenet

The still unsolved 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey continues to captivate media and audiences alike. When it was announced that Netflix would be releasing a new documentary about the case, it was met with some groans of ‘It’s been done’. Then the trailer dropped and it became clear that this …

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MTV Awards 2017: Hail, Long Speeches, and Gender Neutral Awards

MTV Awards 2017: Hail, Long Speeches, and Gender Neutral Awards

Since the first award handed out in 1992, the MTV Movie and TV Awards have been around for the past 24 years. Staying fresh as ever, the awards definitely brought some interest this year. Hail hits the red carpet The awards started off swimmingly when a rain and hail storm attacked the …

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The OA: Reviewing the Intense New Netflix Series

Review: The OA, Netflix’s Intense New Sci-fi Series

One rarely talked about yet wholly under appreciated Netflix original series is the science fiction meets psychological thriller The OA. The OA is the brainchild of the generously talented Brit Marling and her partner in crime Zal Batmanglij. The pair have teamed up before on such projects as Sound of …

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Review: The Next Karate Kid

Review: The Next Karate Kid

Mister Miyagi takes Julie to a monastery in the middle of nowhere. She is surrounded by Asian monks and doesn’t really know what to do. When faced with a cockroach, she tries to kill it and alienates the monks around her and even her teacher.  Through this, she learns that …

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TV Review: Round The Twist

TV Review: Round The Twist

If you love fantasy, witty humour and a taste for adventure, then the acclaimed Australian children’s TV show, “Round the Twist” is your go-to when you need to de-stress from assignment exhaustion! Even though the show was made in the 90s, it is still worthy of your time! For those …

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TV Review: Westworld

TV Review: Westworld

Warning, this review features minor spoilers. Never have I ever seen a television series as ambitious as Westworld. This ten part series by HBO isn’t shoddy TV fodder made for binge-watching. It’s a high-concept show that raises powerful intellectual and philosophical questions about the nature of humanity. This sci-fi drama …

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Review: Touch Bass Sydney

Review: Touch Bass Sydney

The Touch Bass music festival will definitely be one to look out for during next years festival run. Boasting both local and international acts, the EDM festival was a wild night. So lets go through the best acts of the night to give you an insight about why Touch Bass …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 10 Recap: Interventions and Flower Crowns

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney: staged interventions, mic snatching and flower crowns. CINEMATOGRAPHY AT ITS FINEST We open to Victoria walking up the hill from Bondi (don’t venture too far Vicki) with her good pal Marilyn, sporting what looks like a pair of footy shorts. The two …

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Interview: Alex Gaskarth, All Time Low

Alessandra from Blitz Radio sat down with All Time Low frontman, Alex Gaskarth, to talk about their new album, Last Young Renegade, upcoming Australian tour and musical influences. To kick things off, you have just announced your seventh studio album, Last Young Renegade, out June 2nd, via Fueled by Ramen. How did this …

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Greatest Hits From The Greatest Decade

Greatest Hits From The Greatest Decade

The 90’s were a decade of wondrous gifts to the world, including (but not limited to) the world wide web, Jerry Springer, Monica Lewinsky, and yours truly. On top of that the 90’s gave us an overload of amazing musical creations, from grungy rock songs to euro house, to teeny …

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Review: Vera Blue

Review: Vera Blue

It’s Thursday night, I’m heading to a new theater to see a performer that I’ve seen a few times and I’m excited. The Factory Theater is the home of many incredible acts, and I’m immediately swept away upon entering the venue. If I was blown away by the venue, my …

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Review: The Fate Of The Furious

The Fate of the Furious expects us to suspend disbelief and satisfaction in return for action and banter. The eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is not a good movie by normal standards, but also a disappointing entry into the 17-year long series. It’s definitely worth your money, but …

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Local Music: Demonatrix

Local Music: Demonatrix

Among the local music scene rises the Sydney-sider band Demonatrix. Music teachers by day, rockers by night; meet Demonatrix, the new up and coming five-piece metal band. Throwing back to the days of KISS and the more recent Black Veil Brides, Demonatrix brings a visual aspect to the stage with “warpaint” …

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Interview: Allday

We sat down with Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, before his Sydney listening party, to talk favourite memes, moving to LA, and his new album, Speeding. Check out the interview below. SPEEDING IS OUT NOW. Catch Allday on his Speeding tour on the 8th July at Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park.

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'13 Reasons Why' Is A Set Back For Mental Health Awareness

’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Setback For Mental Health Awareness

WARNING: Spoilers, mentions of suicide, sexual assault, and rape. Whether or not you love to binge-watch TV series, you have probably heard about ’13 Reasons Why’. Based on the book, the 13 episode Netflix series depicts the reasons behind the main character, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Since it’s release, the show has …

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Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 9 Recap

Previously on the Real Housewives of Sydney: BAPTISM WITH A VIEW Nicole, Krissy and Athena enjoy a chill morning swim to wash off the bevies splattered all over them last night. Nicole was none too happy with her “champagne showers”, most likely preferring golden ones. Nicole is equally upset that whilst …

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The 2017 Bachelorette Has Been Announced And We're All Freaking Out

The 2017 Bachelorette Has Been Announced And We’re All Freaking Out

The moment we have all been waiting for (yep even all of you males who secretly pretend to hate the show but are caught watching re-runs) has finally arrived, perfectly timed during the Logies. It is safe to say that NO ONE. SAW. THIS. COMING! The newest Aussie Bachelorette has been …

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Andrina Manon is both living the dream and turning it into art

Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

Sydney based artist and illustrator, Andrina Manon is living the art student’s dream. While completing her degree at UNSW Art and Design, she has already begun to establish an impressive career as an illustrator and designer with commissions from well known clients such as Princess Highway, Caboodle Magazine, Dahlia Fashion, Casetify, …

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Review: The Play that Goes Wrong

The Play that Goes Wrong, currently touring Australia, has hit Sydney with a bang. Meta-theatre in its truest form, the show begins with an introduction by the director of a fictitious amateur theatre company, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, that has been plagued with a string of theatrical failures due …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Recap Episode 8: Muff Covers

The Real Housewives of Sydney Recap Episode 8: Muff Covers

This week on the Real Housewives: Forget Cointreau and Dom Benedictine, the secret to the perfect Singapore Sling is a healthy dose of Athena motherf*cking X Levendi. MARCO? We open to the glamour of everyone’s favourite not-really-but-kind-of sport, Polo. Krissy and Matty are strutting in slow motion,  straight to the …

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Five New TV Shows to Watch During Your Break

TV Shows To Watch During Mid-Sem Break

Midsem break is here. You’re ready to catch up on all those missed lectures and future assignments. Right? Of course not. The break simply means more time for us to procrastinate. As a certified TV show addict, I’ve got you covered. Here are some new-ish shows to get you through the tough …

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Album Review: Drunk - Thundercat

Album Review: Drunk, Thundercat

In his most polished release yet, Californian multi-instrumentalist Stephen Bruner (Thundercat) delves into how we survive in the modern age. “Where would we be,” Bruner poses on ‘Bus in These Streets’, “if we couldn’t tweet our thoughts?” Your smart ass might say “on Facebook,” but such a response just vindicates …

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Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast

Movie Review: Beauty And The Beast

As a kid, my mum used to play me the original Beauty and the Beast when I was being particularly difficult. It never failed to calm me down. As an adult (haha, well I’m not quite an adult), I occasionally murmur “I want adventure in the great wild somewhere, I want …

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