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Andrina Manon: Designing And Living The Dream

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

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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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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Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Movie Review: Personal Shopper

Remember in high school, how as a reward for good behaviour towards the end of term, you’d get to watch a movie slightly related to the subject? Yeah, that was me in French class. Madame would play a French arthouse film to say “merci” for conjugating our verbs. Well, I …

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TV Review: Drunk History

TV Review: Drunk History

Drunk History is exactly what it sounds like. Historical anecdotes by those who love a sneaky bevvie at the Greenhouse. The show features popular personalities drinking until they are plastered and then giving us a history lesson. Actors, including Ryan Gosling, Jack Black and Zoey Deschanel, lip sync to the …

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Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Over the past few years the British alternative pop duo, Oh Wonder, has quickly risen to fame. They released their first song Body Gold in 2014 and released one song per month until 2015. The songs released within this period of time culminated into their self-titled debut album: Oh Wonder. …

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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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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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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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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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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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Why You Should Party In A Forest

Reasons Why Secret Garden Is Epic

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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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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