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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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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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Podcast Review: Sawbones

Podcast Review: Sawbones

If you’re looking to learn about medical history there’s a plethora of things to choose from. You can read a book, watch a documentary, even study it as part of your degree. But are any of these contain a wholesome couple who do silly bits and ridiculous accents? I doubt …

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Why Should You Watch: The Crown ?

Number 1: We’re fed up of American Politics For the past 18 months it’s been Trump this, Clinton that. We’re exhausted. So why not wind down all this U.S presidential debate nonsense, and watch ourselves some good old fashioned 1950’s Royal British politics. The Crown is a series describing the …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: Finale

Episode 12: The End Well guys, this it it. It’s been quite a journey. We’ve stuck with Queen Georgia for 6 long weeks, in a generation that used to having a whole season available on demand immediately. They’re in Singapore for um, reasons, I guess? Oshie helpfully explains that Georgia has a …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: The Penultimate Episode

Bachelorette

Episode 11: Two Men Left Standing “Coming into all of this, I never ever thought I would be at this point. I’ve got three guys left,” says the Bachelorette aka Queen G. Poor dear clearly never watched the show when it was on TV, because every season goes THE SAME …

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Throwback: Shows on NETFLIX You Probably Missed – ft. Horny 70s Teenagers, Cowboys in Space and An Island

Netflix hosts thousands of shows that are going unwatched by your very eyes right now. Check them out. You won’t regret it. That 70s Show – A timeless comedy of teenage misfits Firefly – A western cowboy series … In space Remember when Joss Whedon wasn’t the guy who directed ‘The Avengers’? …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette: Hometowns

Here we go. She is going to meet Mattie’s family first, because they’re in Sydney so it’s presumably the cheapest. He takes her to “Stallion Club”, which I thought was going to be a strip joint but is actually a pony club. She rides a horse called Thelma but his horse …

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Review: The Neon Demon (Movie)

Since his enthralling 2011 breakthrough Hollywood hit Drive, unrepentant art-house auteur Nicholas Winding Refn has polarised fans and critics with his eclectic back-catalogue of films and the critically denigrated but undeniably gorgeous Only God Forgives in 2013. He returns with The Neon Demon, a sumptuous and ultra-colourful exploration of the …

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Princess Mononoke: What Can We Learn?

The semester has reached full-blown intensity. Assignments are due almost every week for me. In this busy period I find myself procrastinating and seeking some stress relief through watching films from my childhood. There is something comforting about childhood films, probably because they are associated with a time when I …

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Review: The Bondi Markets

It’s true like the saying goes, ‘The best things in Life are usually found when you are not looking for them.’ I was strolling along Bondi Beach, enjoying the spectacular views and sea breeze. I wasn’t expecting to visit any place in particular. However, just as I walked back towards …

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Yael Recaps The Bachelorette 3

EPISODE 7: DOUBLE DEATH (Full recap here) We are reminded of the ”festering feud” between Big W and Hipster Model. Tonight, Oshie threatens that the feud will end in “the ultimate showdown” set at the impressive, giant, intimidating…wait…never mind. It’s Luna Park. The ultimate showdown will take place a fucking kiddie amusement …

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A Night in Distortion (Review)

There is nothing more beautiful than meeting others who love the same type of music as you, this is especially true when it comes to Dubstep. A lot of people have different opinions on the genre, there are those who cannot stand it and those who love it dearly, I …

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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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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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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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