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#foodporn

#foodporn

“Foodporn”, while a known concept, doesn’t really crop up anymore in its original form. While you can still find images of sensuous meat juices or the kaleidoscopic frosting of cupcakes with the now-aged hashtag, the main thrust of the movement is split up now. “Foodporn” is food-trends, quick videos and …

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The Immortalisation Of Food

Feast To Your Needs Content

Was that a moment of hope you felt just then? Let it die. Be fair to yourself. You googled the place beforehand, just to see how photogenic the food really was…goddangit there’s flowers involved. Maybe you can order the ugliest thing on the menu….naturally it’s the one thing you’re allergic …

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Struggle Street, UNSW

Struggle Street, UNSW

UNSW is amazing,  why else would we all go here? But that doesn’t stop us from experiencing ‘first-world-problems’. The 891 bus lines Everyone knows the massive pain that is the 891 the bus lines. Especially when you’re late for a 9am lecture and the line at Eddy Ave is literally through the …

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Words Of The Internet: Extra

EXTRA – The use of it, is to be it. You may have heard it, seen it, meme-ed it, used it ironically, or even used it ironically so many times that for better or for worse, it has now embedded itself into your daily vocabulary. Either way, the word ‘extra’ …

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How To: Get Your Crush To Like You

Crushes can be tricky. In year six, I gave mine love poems and roses before asking her out. She said no. I cried while listening to James Blunts’ “Goodbye My Lover” on repeat. These days, I’m marginally better at attracting the opposite sex. Here are some tips I’ve picked up …

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’13 Reasons Why’ Is A Setback For Mental Health Awareness

'13 Reasons Why' Is A Set Back For Mental Health Awareness

WARNING: Spoilers, mentions of suicide, sexual assault, and rape. Whether or not you love to binge-watch TV series, you have probably heard about ’13 Reasons Why’. Based on the book, the 13 episode Netflix series depicts the reasons behind the main character, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Since it’s release, the show has …

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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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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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Puppies Are Love, Puppies Are Life

Puppies Are Love, Puppies Are Life

IT’S NATIONAL PUPPY DAY! In America, that is. As far as I’m concerned, every day everywhere should be puppy day! In grade three, when you’re meant to write journal entries about your weekend, I remember writing something along the lines of: “I had the best weekend. I played with Irene’s …

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Suspicions on Superstitions

Suspicions on Superstitions

Love them, hate them, or even think they’re the stupidest things ever…. we’ve all encountered superstitions. What you probably haven’t encountered, is just how bizarre these superstitions can be. We put together the top five weirdest superstitions from all around the world. Sweden In Sweden they have circuits in the city …

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Australian Department of Finance’s Hella Awkward Ad

The Department of Finance's Hella Awkward Ad

While many have been caught up in the cinema awards season, the Australian Department of Finance have been busy creating a cinematic masterpiece that rivals the passion, drive and storytelling of Moonlight, La La Land and Lion combined. The Department created an advertisement said to be directed at “attracting and …

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Movie Review: The Great Wall

Movie Review: The Great Wall

The Great Wall is a spectacular film, based on a legend and set in 15th century China starring Matt Damon. As a Spanish mercenary, Damon along with his friend, (Games of Thrones star Pedro Pascal) embarks on an adventure seeking scared black powder. During their pursuit, a bizarre creature attacks them. …

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Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1 Recap

Well folks, the day we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived – the premiere of the Real Housewives of Sydney. And boy, oh boy it did not disappoint. There was drama, accusations, comedy gold (dresses) and unconventional fishing.  For your entertainment, we recapped episode 1. Before you read on, check out …

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A Definitive Scoring of the Real Housewives of Sydney

Sydney finally has it’s very own reality show centred around affluent, drama driven, outspoken women otherwise known as real housewives. Let’s take a look at who these real housewives are, and how their taglines define them (from left to right in header image). LISA: “Brains and beauty, are my weapons of …

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The Trump Student

Donald Trump is a business man, a polarising personality, and somehow managed to become the 45th president of the United States of America. But, what would Trump be like as a student at UNSW?  Degree: Transferred from Media, to Commerce, to then Law/Economics (currently failing three out of four subjects, …

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Exchange Diaries: Florida, USA

Exchange Diaries: Florida

Blitz sat down with Charitha Katupitiya to talk about his exchange to Florida, surviving social life in sororities and fraternities, and university pride.  What university did you attend? University of Florida. What’s your favourite thing about America? My favourite thing was the abundance of nature and outdoor activities. Florida has …

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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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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Carpool Karaoke

As we head towards the sticky end of semester you’re probably looking for a break. A break from all those assignments, tests and forced conversations about how many assignments and tests you have. Perhaps you’d like to take a few minutes to watch something on Youtube? Maybe you’d like to …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Superheroes

Superheroes are extremely popular now. Whether you want to blame it on the success of Marvel’s Avengers franchise or DC’s scrambled attempts to match it, people sure like superheroes.  Gone are the days when people felt ashamed of being a nerd.  Clearly this is wrong. Sorry to ruin your prolonged …

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Why Should You Watch: Preacher ?

Number 1: It Makes Zero Sense Here’s a list of things I found rather strange to happen in Preacher’s pilot episode . Deep breath and: A Home-made rocket launcher, an African Preacher exploding onto his congregation, a plane fight complete with medieval weaponry and someone doing a rather accurate impression of …

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Review: The True Cost

As an avid consumerist, a long-term patron of online shopping and a firm believer in ‘treat yourself’, I recently watched The True Cost, a documentary that created a lot of cognitive dissonance. Directed by Andrew Morgan, The True Cost was released in 2015 and focuses on the modern phenomena of …

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Why Should You Watch: Wayward Pines ?

Number 1: It Constantly Keeps You Guessing Wayward Pines is very different in it’s plot. It’s rare to have a show that is completely unpredictable. Even shows that used to keep us on our toes have become a bit easy to guess what happens, sorry Game of Thrones, but it’s …

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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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