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How To… Make the Most of Vivid Sydney

That’s right Vivid Sydney is here. The event runs from the 22nd of May to the 8th of June. That’s 18 days of lights, music and discussions so no excuses for not attending. However, to make the most out of this event and use your time wisely (especially with all …

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Don’t go Bacon my Heart, I Couldn’t if I Fried- UNSW Cookbook Launch

You know what’s great? Food. You know what’s really, really great? FREE FOOD Yes you have read that correctly, FREE FOOD. Photo Credit: Johanna Hagenauer Isn’t this eggcellent news? The Roundhouse is hosting the official l(a)unch of the 2015 Student Cookbook. The cookbook is completely dished up by UNSW students, …

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The Review: Game ON Interactive

Game ON Interactive, the first interactive games and online video showcase, was held this past weekend as part of Vivid Sydney and there was so much more than meets the eye. Set within the Australian Technology Park, it became an amazing setting for the bright lights and shiny screens.  There was …

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The Interview: Jake Taylor of In Heart’s Wake

After just releasing their powerful album Skydancer this month, Byron Bay hardcore group In Hearts Wake are looking stronger than ever. They’re set to storm the Roundhouse as part of a national tour, and Blitz caught up with vocalist Jake Taylor to chat all about it. First of all, you guys will be at …

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Whats On: State of Origin

State vs State. Mate vs mate. The State of Origin is the biggest event on the Australian sporting calendar (unless you live in Melbourne and follow that weird game that looks like Australian Quidditch in tight tank tops. What even is AFL…?) The Mighty NSW Blues will be hungry for …

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The Review: Theatresports 30th Anniversary World Cup

Saturday 2nd May saw the wild collision of the world’s greatest names in Improvisation in the inaugural Theatresports World Cup. Hosted by Theatresports legend Andrew O’Keefe, it was a night that left your cheeks with the aching pain acquired only through laughter. Theatresports, for those who don’t know, is a …

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The Interview: Zia Haider Rahman

Blitz caught up with Zia Haider Rahman, author of the critically acclaimed In Light of What We Know, ahead of the Sydney Writer’s Festival. What first inspired you to become a writer? Was it something you always wanted to do growing up? Writing fiction is something I’ve been doing since before …

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The Interview: Abdi Aden

Blitz caught up with Abdi Aden, star of Go Back to Where You Came From and author of  Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man, to talk about his journey ahead of his Sydney Writer’s Festival appearance on May 20. How has your latest book Shining: The Story of a Lucky Man been influenced by …

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The Interview: Caroline Overington

Blitz talked to Caroline Overington in the lead up to her Sydney Writer’s Festival talk. This Walkley Award winning journalist/author of nine books/power woman’s latest book, The Last Woman Hanged tells the true story of the last woman hanged in NSW. What was it like to meet Ellen DeGeneres? It …

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5 Ways to Avoid Disappointment on Your Birthday

Dreading that one special day of the year? Well, put your ego aside for a sec and spare a thought for Whitehouse – they turn 4 this week! In celebrating, we’ve compiled a groovy list of ways you can avoid disappointment on your birthday (and maybe even have some fun …

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The Interview: Renae Smith

She’s well known for making the top 10 in Masterchef 2014 and starting her own PR firm The Atticism. Blitz‘s Alicia Luan caught up with the one and only Renae Smith ahead of her event for this year’s Game ON Interactive at Vivid Sydney 2015. Game ON is really the first event of its …

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The Interview: Nic Bezzina

Nic Bezzina’s exhibit Cam Girls is on display at the Lower Town Hall as part of the Head On Photo Festival. What was the inspiration for Cam Girls?  Sex and technology basically-how we interact with sexual content and the online surge in cam girl’s popularity. I think this is only …

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What Type of Beer Are You?

It’s starting to get cold for those 9AM lectures, what do you wear to stay warm: A) A jumper, duh? B) A brown cardigan C) A brown cardigan…ironically D) The hide of a fallen enemy Your friend has a mid-sem essay due tomorrow that they haven’t started, how do you …

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How To… Tie Your Toga

Select a Sheet Any hot-blooded university student knows that the best and cheapest party togas come from the comfiest sheets, so dig out that one sheet you haven’t spilled coffee or any exam-comfort food on and drape one end over your left shoulder with the long end behind you.. Wrap …

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The Interview: Lawrence Leung

Blitz caught up with award-winning comedian and TV writer Lawrence Leung from Melbourne, best known for his ABC TV series Choose Your Own Adventure. With his new stage show “The Escapist” already gaining impressive feedback from crowds in Melbourne, we chatted to Lawrence ahead of his Sydney Comedy Festival shows …

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The Interview: Ross Noble

He’s the master of improvised stand up you might recognise appearances on Spicks Specks and Thank God You’re Here. Blitz’s Nyakuengama heckled Geordie funny man, Ross Noble, in the midst of his Aussie tour. Your stand-up is mostly improvised. Are you ever worried that you’ll run out of ideas? That’s …

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The Interview: Noel Fielding

He’s a comedian, artist, actor, co-creator of The Mighty Boosh and a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Noel Fielding sat down with Blitz’s Charlotte Goodsir for a quick chat before he begins his Sydney Comedy Festival Show, An Evening With Noel Fielding. Describe your comedy show? There is …

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The Interview: Arj Barker

Blitz’s Sonaal Mediratta chatted to Arj Barker, the always-funny stand-up comedian and Roundhouse alumni. In the midst of his current tour down under, we asked Arj about everything from future projects to soul patches. When did you realise comedy and performing was your calling? I think from the first time I …

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