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Play Review: Company, MTS

Musical Review: Company, MTS

Company is a wonderful play that I would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone on a student budget and keen for a fun night out/wants to brag to their friends about how cultured they are.  If you’re looking for a night out that is fun, entertaining, and wistful, this is the show for …

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What did you do on your 10th Birthday? Blitz @ APRA Music Awards

What did you do on your 10th Birthday? APRA Music Awards

We went to the 2017 APRA Music Awards, and to celebrate Arc turning 10, asked a bunch of the musicians there what they did on their 10th birthday! From ice-cream cakes and Macca’s, to bowling and sleepovers, we heard some interesting things from Julia Jackson, Haley Mary (The Jezabels), Tkay …

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Interview: Avalanche City

Interview: Avalanche City

We sat down with one-man band Dave Baxter aka Avalanche City to talk about touring with the Dixie Chicks, upcoming music and the last time he didn’t have a beard. How was your first show supporting the Dixie Chicks? It was really good! It was amazing. I often gauge how …

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TV Show Review: Iron Fist

I wouldn’t wish Iron Fist on my greatest enemy. The American kung-fu master known as Iron Fist is a poor follow-up by Netflix to the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. From the very first episode, we are spun into the most boring roller-coaster ride yet. Danny Rand has just returned from …

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The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 6 Recap: Captain Eyebrows, a Human Painsack

The Real Housewives of Sydney Episode 6 Recap: Captain Eyebrows, a Human Painsack

This week on RHOS, Athena The Roman Symbol for the Number Ten Levendi turns up, turns on and turns out, with cameos by six other nobodies. CAVIAR Donning a white power suit, Matty is off to prepare for her upcoming Persian New Year Party, which involves purchasing $1,000 caviar, edible gold …

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Soundtrack To: Celebrating

Soundtrack To: Celebrations

We put together some tuunes perfect for all celebrations! Young Blood – The Naked & Famous If your youth isn’t a time spent for lively celebration, then when is? Youth – Glass Animals That was an okay segue. Kids – MGMT There’s a recurring theme here… Busy Earnin’ – Jungle “It’s …

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Interview: Urzila Carlson

Interview: Urzila Carlson

In light of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and upcoming Sydney Comedy Festival, we chatted to Urzila Carlson about her pre-performance rituals to ensure she’s showing off the right amount of side-boob, jam jar openers, and more. Listen below!

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Interview: Alicia Banit, Dance Academy

Interview: Alicia Banit, Dance Academy

Calling all Dance Academy fans, the wait is finally over, the anticipated film has finally arrived! Even if you aren’t an avid fan, this film should not be missed. Ray of sunshine, Alicia Banit plays the bubbly, easy going, Kat Karamakov in the series and the movie, she had a …

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Movie Review: Power Rangers

Movie Review: Power Rangers

Power Rangers was is the embodiment of my childhood. Power Rangers follows five teenagers forced to become superheroes after discovering large, ancient looking coins in an old gold mine. Naturally, each character has their own problems to take care of. Jason pulled a prank that got him kicked out of the football …

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Interview: Jordan Rodrigues, Dance Academy

Interview: Jordan Rodrigues, Dance Academy

Play this as you read on. Picture yourself between 2010 and 2013. You paired character logo tees with coloured denim, took selfies on your Nokia brick phone and bolted home in time for Dance Academy on ABC3. RIP Rollercoaster. Now the show is back again, this time on the big screen, …

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Album Review: Blossom, Milky Chance

German group Milky Chance are finally back with their sophomore album, Blossom. Their interesting blend of folk and electronica has evolved since we last heard from them, but its still familiar and easily identifiable as the group we know and love. A lot of this can probably be attributed to …

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10 Films Turning 10

10 Films Turning 10

Arc turns 10 this week, to celebrate here are some films that are also turning 10! No Country for Old Men 10 years later — I’m still seeing Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh in my nightmares. Directed by the Cohen brothers, this neo-Western cat-and-mouse drama features cross-border gang violence, Woody Harrelson, and …

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Movie Review: Their Finest

Movie Review: Their Finest

For those interested in historical drama or comedy, ‘Their Finest’ is a new film set in World War II, England during height of the Blitz. It’s about a government propaganda department tasked with creating ‘morale boosting’ films for the public. When the film opens, the male-only ministry has hired Catrin (Gemma …

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Review: Break The Code Escape Room

Review: Break The Code Escape Room

Six people. Sixty minutes. No phones. Locked in a room, with one task: to ESCAPE! The Blitz Team were challenged by Break The Code, to escape from their Indiana Jones escape room. We’re all really competitive and so accepting the challenge was a no-brainer. The first challenge we faced was actually …

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Students Shat On By The System And Seagulls

Students Shat On By Seagulls And The System

As if it wasn’t enough that the government pins uni students on the ground to squeeze girthy cables of debt and a dysfunctional housing market all over their chests on a daily basis, an unidentified perpetrator fed the seagulls at Central Station laxatives. The ensuing chemical reaction between avian life and …

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Book Review: The God Of Small Things

Book Review: The God Of Small Things

”Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day, that a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house — the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture — …

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Movie Review: Titanic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have come across the viral ‘water’ snapchat filter on Facebook, featuring a famous scene from the 1997 movie Titanic. What scene? You know exactly what scene – the one where Rose repetitively calls Jack’s name to tell him about the boat, without knowing he …

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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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