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Queer Eye on the Straight Guy: Episode One – Guess Who’s Back?

With a spring in his step, seasoned Bachelor Matty J’s back (back again) after his rather-fucking-brutal dumping by Georgia Love last year. Almost looking like he didn’t have his heart ripped out his chest and tossed off the side of a lush Singaporean rooftop just under a year ago, Australia’s Golden Boy has returned to […]

6 August 2017
Review: Documenta 14

“DEAR DOCUMENTA 14: IT MUST BE NICE TO CRITIQUE CAPITALISM ETC. WITH A 38 MILLION EURO BUDGET.” This is the note I find stuck to a hand dryer in the bathrooms of the Documenta Halle as I meander around Kassel for this year’s incarnation of the contemporary art mega-show Documenta. It is not an official […]

30 July 2017
Car Chase Choreography: The Musical World of Baby Driver

A movie with a heart that beats to the rhythm of exhilarating music.

21 July 2017
Hamilton Is Not That Great

As a piece of musical theatre, it captured the zeitgeist in a way that hasn’t been done so for at least two years. That’s very nice and shouldn’t be discredited. But, zooming out, checking the macro – Hamilton as a piece of theatre, as a hip hop chronicle of the United States of America’s founding – is not excellent and it is not great.

18 July 2017
Loose: A Nelly Fertarticle

No one else made a fuss about Nelly Furtado’s latest album when it was released three months ago, but I felt I owed it to her.

For & Against: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is a serenading, ginger god who has descended from the heavens to conquer the musical world.

Interview: Roger Sims from The Torch program

In 2015, there were an estimated 36,134 prisoners in Australian prisons. Of those 36,134, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners accounted for just over a quarter (27 per cent) of the prisoner population.

Responding to the Ecocity World Summit

Former US Vice President and ongoing climate campaigner, Al Gore was the keynote speaker at the biennial Ecocity World Summit hosted in Melbourne last Thursday. Gore’s speech highlighted three main ideas pertaining to the gravity of climate change world-wide; Must we change? Can we change? Will we change? These three questions laid the foundation for […]

17 July 2017
My Tinder Date with Peter Singer

It’s a big leap from interviewing a series of comedians to talking to one of the world’s most influential philosophers.

5 July 2017
Review: A Dog Called Monkey

Some of the best works of art make you uncomfortable.

27 June 2017
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