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Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Blitz Debates: Superheroes v Villains

Superheroes says Jade Barclay Superheroes and villains are both obsessive, driven by deep wounds, often they’re both orphans with PTSD (what’s with that!?). Both also act like they’re above the law. Villains innovate, strategise, take charge, and aim to conquer. But much like an addict, each plan must be greater, …

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Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Gig Review: sleepmakeswaves

Otto Wicks-Green stands on a fold-back speaker in a typical classic-rock power stance, holding his guitar heavenward, and grinning from ear to ear. He’s on stage at the Metro Theatre, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a national tour of China, preceded by an …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 5 Recap: Athena X Turf

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney with the help of her good friend Lisa Oldfield, Athena decides to ruin her art career before it begins. WHITSUNDAYS We return to the Whitsundays where Lisa has legged it back to Oldfield Manor and the ladies discuss everything that’s wrong with her. …

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Documentary Review: Planet Earth II

Documentary Review: Planet Earth II

Viewing through a high-definition video quality, fancy television screens, and expensive sound systems, “Planet Earth II” offers a rich textured insight into the Earth. Scenes range from stop-motion depictions of molten lava forming islands in the Pacific Ocean to the ferocious carnivores racing to hunt their prey. The seven new episodes feature …

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Reasons Why Secret Garden Is Epic

Why You Should Party In A Forest

Partying in a forest at Secret Garden is actually the greatest thing ever, here’s why. The Killer Lineup With artists like Alex Lahey, B Wise, The Jezabels, Urthboy, Set Mo, and Gretta Ray rocking the stage this year, there’s always something good to listen and rave two, and with four …

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TV Review: Riverdale

TV Review: Riverdale

Need some tips on surviving toxic relationships, suffocating parents or awkward rejections? In a mysterious, Twin Peaks-esque town, the Archie comic characters are the perfect guide, as they attempt to survive after the murder of high school heartbreaker, Jason Blossom. It begins with the Archie gang going back to Riverdale high school after …

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Destiny's Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Destiny’s Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Icons of female empowerment in the entertainment industry in the late 90s and early 00’s, Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams wrote what should be considered the anthem for the average uni student drowning under the weight of life and assignments: Survivor. As a group, they survived the …

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Review: Someone Like Adele

Review: Someone Like Adele

The ANZ Stadium cuts an impressive sight. More than a hundred thousand fans are all focused on the round stage. The screens display Adele’s closed eyelids and her signature (enviable) perfect eyeliner. After a long wait for everyone to be seated, the lights go out. The audience, on cue, freaks …

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Review: The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Review: The Laden Table, bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company’s The Laden Table is a risqué but honest look into contemporary Australian familial life and that which divides us. In an era where religious differences are once again at the forefront of the news cycle and public conversations, The Laden Table examines how these perceptions of one another …

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Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

The highly anticipated, RTJ3 is finally here. While their last two albums seemed almost impossible to top, Killer Mike and El-P, have done just that. When first listening to RTJ3, I struggled to take it all in. El-P’s production is a wall of impenetrable booming bass. While there are some relatively calmer …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 4 Recap: Drowning In It

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 4 Recap: Drowning In It

This week on the Real Housewives, the ladies vacationed in the Whitsundays, because they have already destroyed enough restaurants in Sydney. We open to Nicole in the midst of packing for the #girlstrip with her favourite supporting cast members, her children. Packing is an arduous task, but luckily for Nicole …

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Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2007

I remember it like it was yesterday, the year that pop culture changed into the bellowing beast it is today: 2007. Britney spears went crazy from fame, celebrities taking out their trash made headlines, and the now prehistoric first iPhone was released. Music It truly was a spectacular year for …

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Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

There’ve been some incredibly famous and successful pop stars throughout our time, but a lot of them tend to seemingly disappear off the face of the earth. We did a little digging to find out what these pop stars end up doing after their time in the limelight. Vanessa Carlton I’m …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

The Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 3 Recap

This week on the Real Housewives of Sydney, the ladies dealt with the fallout of Matty and Athena Xymel Levendi’s battle; except for Krissy and Victoria who smartly avoided the drama following the mess of the first two episodes. We open to Nicole delicately sifting flour over her homemade coconut bread, …

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Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

Book Review: The Opposite of Loneliness

You may hate short stories but you won’t hate this book. Here’s why. We’ve all felt lonely, heartbroken, empty, lost, and have struggled (are struggling) to trudge through uni, while hopefully keeping our smiles on our faces and sanity intact. We complain about how life sucks and how uni sucks more, …

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TV Review: The Good Place

TV Review: The Good Place

You know that feeling when you’ve just finished a whopping meal, and you’re in a complete state of bliss… and then suddenly, you end up bloated with stomach cramps? Well, that’s exactly how I felt when I finished the first season of The Good Place.  The show begins with Eleanor Shellstrop …

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Review: James Vincent McMorrow

Review: James Vincent McMorrow

Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow is a man of many talents. He can play multiple instruments and has the voice of a god. He’s also incredibly funny when things don’t go to plan, as the Opera House audience discovered on Tuesday night. A malfunctioning keyboard for the first few songs …

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Play Review: The Tempest, NUTS

2016 Club of the Year, NUTS (New South Wales Theatre Society) creates a world of magic realism and fantasy in their sold-out run of The Tempest for their first offering of the year. Distinct from traditional runs of the show, The Tempest uses song and dance as transitions and impressive …

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Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 2 Recap

Two episodes in and we’ve had plenty of fights, ridiculous family dynamics, top notch insults, a net throw, a dramatic storm out and the birth of AthenaX. We open to Krissbacca and Vicki livin’ it up like Ja Rule, meeting over a bottle of wine – because day drinking for …

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Interview: Frenchy

Interview: Frenchy

Blitz chatted to Frenchy ahead of his surprise appearance at O-Week Comedy Night. Read the highlights and listen to the full interview below. Before you were a comedian, your main job was teaching. Obviously you had to go to Uni for that, so what are three tips you would give to students …

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Soundtrack to: Festival of Sport

Soundtrack To: Festival of Sport

With Festival of Sport here, workout music has never become more important. Music wakes you up. Music keeps you active. Most importantly, music pumps you up for a workout. So what better way to get your morning started than with a little help from us. Check out Blitz’s playlist to …

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5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

To celebrate #girlpower, we’ve compiled a list of our fave female musicians. Leadlight – Julia Jacklin Originally from NSW’s Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin fell in love with music at the age of 10, upon discovering Britney Spears. Since then, Julia has captured the hearts of many, with her honest, raw vocals, …

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Review: Warpaint

Sydneysiders were treated to the incredible performances of  Indie rock band Warpaint  as they graced the Concert Hall stage at the Sydney Opera House. Not even the rain could dampen the energy that the band and audience exuded. The four female powerhouses ensured every single person was up from their seats …

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Interview: David Stratton

Interview: David Stratton

“Maintain that passion as long as you can” Blitz sat down and spoke to the incomparable critic David Stratton, about his work and the new documentary based on his life. WATCH our interview with Stratton, below. The documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life, reflects on the journey of the famous …

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The Department of Finance's Hella Awkward Ad

Australian Department of Finance’s Hella Awkward Ad

While many have been caught up in the cinema awards season, the Australian Department of Finance have been busy creating a cinematic masterpiece that rivals the passion, drive and storytelling of Moonlight, La La Land and Lion combined. The Department created an advertisement said to be directed at “attracting and …

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Documentary Review: David Stratton - A Cinematic Life

Documentary Review: David Stratton – A Cinematic Life

David Stratton is quite possibly the most well-known Australian film critic of all time. With his fatherly charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of movies, he entertained TV audiences for almost three decades with his lively movie debates with fellow film critic Margaret Pomeranz on ‘The Movie Show’, SBS, and later ABC’s …

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