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Spray Where You Are: Sweden’s Top Graffiti Artist

Spray Where You Are: Sweden’s Top Graffiti Artist

Words by Miranda Hine SO  you probably don’t associate the clean, polite, blonde streets of Stockholm with a burgeoning graffiti scene, right? Well, you may be surprised to learn that Sweden has one of the most liberal policies on graffiti in Europe, and it’s producing some big names in the international street art scene. Nug […]

Euripides Reimagined: Medea

Euripides Reimagined: Medea

Words by Emma Callaghan THIS year has seen the La Boite Roundhouse Theatre play host to a number of exceptional performances, including Midsummers Nights Dream, Wind in the Willows and the recent, critically acclaimed Samson. The theatre is continuing in its quest for excellence with its latest theatrical offering: Medea. Starring Christen O’Leary (Bombshells, Gloria) […]

Can Intimacy Be Bought? Unveiling The Taboos Of Touch In The World Of Striptease

Can Intimacy Be Bought? Unveiling The Taboos Of Touch In The World Of Striptease

Words by Rachel Trevarthen  HOW would you feel if a close friend told you they were becoming a stripper? What if a family friend or your sister told you? Would you judge them? If you feel conflicted about the ‘exotic dance’ industry you are probably not alone. Many people can’t figure out how they feel […]

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Germany: The Naked Truth About Its Free Body Culture

Germany: The Naked Truth About Its Free Body Culture

Words by Rachel Trevarthen YOU may be inclined to think that a sure sign of German-ness is eating currywurst and drinking large steins of beer. In fact, unknown to many, another facet of German-ness is publicly disrobing without any self-consciousness. Yes, nudism stands proudly as an element of German culture besides Oktoberfest and sauerkraut. Known […]

Tradition VS Progression: Does Italy Hate ‘Gender Theory’?

Tradition VS Progression: Does Italy Hate ‘Gender Theory’?

Words By Jessica Testa WHEN it comes to gender identity, being open minded is a difficult concept for some people. They were raised to believe one thing, and now, they are seeing that things have changed. It’s all very confusing and complicated to them. Italy is one of those countries that value the idea of […]

The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

The folly of U2, The death of Ned & Montgomery?, The car smarter than a Smart car, and The deep ocean’s new hottie. Words by Ryan Grice Remember that time everyone with an iPhone lost their shit because U2 paid Apple to have a ridiculously small file appear on their device enabling them to download […]

Fashion

Balmain Teams Up With H&M For Designer Collection, Retail Workers Rejoice

Balmain Teams Up With H&M For Designer Collection, Retail Workers Rejoice

Words by Jack Gramenz EVERYBODY’S favourite reason I can never get a park at the shopping centre I work at is back with a new designer collaboration. The team at H&M have paired up with Balmain Paris for an exclusive collection set to hit stores later this year, with Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing walking […]

Third Form’s PT. 3 Is Here

Third Form’s PT. 3 Is Here

Words by Matt Huxley THIRD Form’s highly anticipated SS15 collection, entitled PT. 3, has finally arrived.  Retaining the minimalist spirit that the label is renowned for, this collection has brought a softness to the brand. With a fluidity of movement and interesting cuts and inspirations, this collection is their strongest to date. Built to service […]

Oskar’s Tales Set You On The Right Track For Winter

Oskar’s Tales Set You On The Right Track For Winter

Words by Matt Huxley EFFORTLESSLY cool high-end street-wear label Oskar just launched their first knitwear capsule collection. And dayum is it awesome. The collection is a curated range of minimalist, must-have winter basics. Think structured cardigans, fine ribbed tops, oversized jumpers, roll necks, asymmetric hems and a palette of mushroom, grey, black and white. The […]

Lifestyle

Euripides Reimagined: Medea

Euripides Reimagined: Medea

Words by Emma Callaghan THIS year has seen the La Boite Roundhouse Theatre play host to a number of exceptional performances, including Midsummers Nights Dream, Wind in the Willows and the recent, critically acclaimed Samson. The theatre is continuing in its quest for excellence with its latest theatrical offering: Medea. Starring Christen O’Leary (Bombshells, Gloria) […]

Death Valley: What A Grate Bar

Death Valley: What A Grate Bar

Words by Miranda Hine LOOKING for somewhere trendy to drink and be merry, which isn’t infested with messy 18-year-olds on their first night out on the town? Read on. If you live in Australian and have ears, you’ve probably heard of The Grates. Shooting to fame with songs like 19 20 20 and Science is […]

Brisbane’s Got Talent. RAW Talent.

Brisbane’s Got Talent. RAW Talent.

Words By Miranda Hine WHOEVER still says Brisbane has no culture probably hasn’t visited here since 1987. In the last decade, the number of local ARIs (artist run initiatives) and collectives has skyrocketed, as emerging creatives set out to prove that Brisbane isn’t a cultural backwater. Because government arts funding in Queensland is so behind […]

Film

Film Review: Clouds Of Sils Maria

Film Review: Clouds Of Sils Maria

Words by Zen Lim Director: Olivier Assayas Screenplay: Olivier Assayas Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz Synopsis: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role […]

Girls On Film: Sexism In Hollywood

Girls On Film: Sexism In Hollywood

Words By Jessica Testa THOSE of you who are praying for a Black Widow movie, you may want to save your breath. It’s no secret that the film industry is a male-dominated one. The gender gap is not getting any smaller, both on screen and behind the scenes. Well, many actresses in Hollywood have had […]

Giveaway: Mad Max: Fury Road

Giveaway: Mad Max: Fury Road

  Words by Jo McTavish IN 1979 acclaimed and visionary director George Miller introduced the world to the post-apocalyptic genre alongside Mel Gibson in Mad Max. Now 36 years later ‘Miller’ returns to the world of the road warrior with MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. Haunted by his turbulent past, MAD MAX believes the best way to […]

Art

Spray Where You Are: Sweden’s Top Graffiti Artist

Spray Where You Are: Sweden’s Top Graffiti Artist

Words by Miranda Hine SO  you probably don’t associate the clean, polite, blonde streets of Stockholm with a burgeoning graffiti scene, right? Well, you may be surprised to learn that Sweden has one of the most liberal policies on graffiti in Europe, and it’s producing some big names in the international street art scene. Nug […]

Can Intimacy Be Bought? Unveiling The Taboos Of Touch In The World Of Striptease

Can Intimacy Be Bought? Unveiling The Taboos Of Touch In The World Of Striptease

Words by Rachel Trevarthen  HOW would you feel if a close friend told you they were becoming a stripper? What if a family friend or your sister told you? Would you judge them? If you feel conflicted about the ‘exotic dance’ industry you are probably not alone. Many people can’t figure out how they feel […]

Nick Waplington Alexander McQueen: Working Process

Nick Waplington Alexander McQueen: Working Process

Words by Meghan Slater   LONDON is all about Alexander McQueen right now. Coinciding with Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Nick Waplington Alexander McQueen: Working Process is currently on view at Tate Britain. The exhibition is the product of collaboration between New York and London based photographer, Nick Waplington, and the […]