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The History of the Flower Crown

Forget Coachella making them seek like they’re a new thing, flower crowns have been around for hundreds of years. From Frida Kahlo to Elizabeth Taylor, from the first Olympic winners to Lana Del Rey, wearing flowers in a crown has always been popular. They’ve been adopted differently across history and …

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Confessions of a Westie

Confessions of a Westie

In my first year of uni, I met this guy who really made an impression on me. Initially, there didn’t seem to be anything particularly exceptional about him. To me he seemed to be the typical ‘inner-city living, white boy’. Every day he wore a different coloured Ralph Lauren shirt, …

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Interview: Maria Tran

Blitz chatted with Maria Tran, a martial artist, actress, director, producer and superhero in her own right about work, diversity, and achieving your dreams. Can you describe what it’s like to break into the film industry as an Asian woman? I’ve been mostly doing so many different things from different …

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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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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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SUBURB DETOURS: Parramatta, the Emerald City

Parramatta or (you guessed it) “Parra” is a western suburb, that’s not too far from the CBD and not too far from the outer west. Basically Parramatta is the Emerald city of Sydney.  Like any other western suburb it is stereotyped to be full of bogans and gangstas, but I …

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The Hordern… Not Just a Music Venue

The Hordern Pavilion is easily one of our hottest entertainment spaces. From the heavy end of the spectrum – with Bring Me the Horizon (September) and Disturbed (November) set to rock the house later this year – to the soul of Matt Corby and the great B.B. King, the good vibes are in …

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IND-I-Y: The Big Deal With Newtown

You may have heard it; you may live under a rock. Newtown (or what my mum ironically calls ‘Old Town’), is an inner-west suburb sandwiched between Redfern and Ashfield. It has cultivated indie all-star cred among most of Sydney’s urbanised hipsters and has become such a big deal that even …

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IND-I-Y: Is It Death Cab for Indie Music?

When I was just around the curb of 11 years old, I watched a movie called ‘Juno’ and it changed my life forever. That sounds dramatic come to think about it now, but there was something alluring about the main character. Not because she was 16 and pregnant, but because she …

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