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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

Curse the Lord in Iceland, Catholics rule Colombia, The power of the sky, and Magical cat piss. Words by Ryan Grice If you’re planning a trip to Europe in the near future it might benefit you to add one more itinerary item to your traveller’s bucket list; blaspheming in Iceland. Due to the passing of […]

US Backed TPP Could Greenlight A Corporate Global Economy

US Backed TPP Could Greenlight A Corporate Global Economy

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THE world erupted into a celebration of love and happiness last week when the US Supreme Court passed the same-sex marriage bill. Facebook became a whirl of rainbows as millions of people changed their profile pictures supporting gay pride. Yet was this merely a rainbow coloured political smokescreen to distract citizens from […]

Why This Anti-gay Marriage Video Is Plain Awful

Why This Anti-gay Marriage Video Is Plain Awful

Words by Jessica Testa SAME-SEX marriage hasn’t even been legal for a week yet, and there are already several campaigns running to end it. Some states in the US, such as Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky have refused to give some couples their marriage licenses or fought the law in other ways. And then there’s this […]

This Week’s New Music Must-Hears

This Week’s New Music Must-Hears

Words By Jessica Testa AFTER a week off, we’re back with another playlist of new music! This week we’re starting with a chill track from Oh Wonder. Going down the list, we also have track from Lupa J, I’lls, SAFIA, GRMM, Lovelights, Airling and La Mar. Have a great weekend! Oh Wonder – Landslide In a […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

Curse the Lord in Iceland, Catholics rule Colombia, The power of the sky, and Magical cat piss. Words by Ryan Grice If you’re planning a trip to Europe in the near future it might benefit you to add one more itinerary item to your traveller’s bucket list; blaspheming in Iceland. Due to the passing of […]

US Backed TPP Could Greenlight A Corporate Global Economy

US Backed TPP Could Greenlight A Corporate Global Economy

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THE world erupted into a celebration of love and happiness last week when the US Supreme Court passed the same-sex marriage bill. Facebook became a whirl of rainbows as millions of people changed their profile pictures supporting gay pride. Yet was this merely a rainbow coloured political smokescreen to distract citizens from […]

Why This Anti-gay Marriage Video Is Plain Awful

Why This Anti-gay Marriage Video Is Plain Awful

Words by Jessica Testa SAME-SEX marriage hasn’t even been legal for a week yet, and there are already several campaigns running to end it. Some states in the US, such as Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky have refused to give some couples their marriage licenses or fought the law in other ways. And then there’s this […]

Gay Pride Becomes Gay Rights

Gay Pride Becomes Gay Rights

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THE US Senate has voted 5-4 in favour of marriage equality making it legal for same sex couples to marry in all 52 states. The bill represents a momentous step forward for civil and gay rights in the country and sets a precedent for Western nations elsewhere to do the same. Justice […]

Fashion

All-New Buttery Leather Goodness From Converse

All-New Buttery Leather Goodness From Converse

Words by Miranda Hine NOT sure which sneakers to buy to fit in with the current high-fashion sneaker trend? Well here’s a pretty damn good suggestion. Converse has just unveiled its latest design – the Jack Purcell Signature Leather. This is the newest addition to the Jack Purcell Signature collection which focuses on delivering superior comfort, […]

Photoshoot: Absolute Isolation

Photoshoot: Absolute Isolation

Words by Chris Polak ABSOLUTE Isolation explores a uninhabited dystopia in the not to distant future, where a lonely survivor seeks any sign of life. Despite the apocalyptic situation he shows no sign of despair, strong poses and composition capture this ambivalence toward his environment. Stylistically the shoot gravitated toward a minimal yet timeless look […]

5 Minutes With Chloe Morello

5 Minutes With Chloe Morello

Words by Matt Huxley SO it turns out that Chloe Morello and I have the same taste in Tim Tams. #WINNING! Chloe is the perpetually entertaining, wickedly talented and sassy as all hell face of her eponymous Youtube channel, which recently hit 1M subscribers. Incorporating beauty, health and general lifestyle tips in her videos, I simply had to have […]

Shine And Dine Grants More Wishes For Make A Wish Foundation

Shine And Dine Grants More Wishes For Make A Wish Foundation

Words by Ana Neves THE Annual Shine and Dine hosted its third extravagant charity gala on June 5 at Doltone House, Sydney in support of Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fashion glitz and glamour, wining and dining and wishes all came together under one roof for a great cause. “The Sparkling Affair” hosted by Kouture Productions founded by Sharon […]

Lifestyle

#GayIsOk Thanks To Lush

#GayIsOk Thanks To Lush

Words by Matt Huxley IT’S been a fucking monumental week for gay rights, and in what seems like a brilliant twist of fate, it’s also time for Lush’s #GayIsOk campaign. From the 25th of June  to the 5th of July 2015, 825 Lush stores around the world will ask their customers “what if your love […]

The Flasks That Bouncers Walk Past Have Hit Australia

The Flasks That Bouncers Walk Past Have Hit Australia

Words by Matt Huxley ARE you one of those plebs that replaces your tampon with sneaky vials of liquor? Do you constantly get caught with the JD bottle in your bag? Are you the person hollowing out bread to sneak in vodka? Well then thankfully for you, Sneaky Drinks has hit Australia. Brought to you […]

5 Minutes With Espial

5 Minutes With Espial

Words by Matt Huxley/Questions by Natasha Norford QUEENSLAND has a new hidden treasure. For those looking for eclectic and interesting homewares, fashion and art, Espial is for you! Owner Heidi McLeod hand selects hard to find lifestyle brands to stock her shop from both local and international designers and artisans. Moustache writer Natasha had 5 […]

A Yoga Class Of 36,000

A Yoga Class Of 36,000

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THOUSANDS of bodies twisted, turned, back bent and sun saluted on the June Solstice as part of the first International Yoga Day. Coordinating with solstice celebrations around the world, winter in the Southern Hemisphere and summer in the Northern Hemisphere, people en masse in cities all around the world came together to […]

Film

Go Home With Ted!

Go Home With Ted!

Words by Jo McTavish ACCEPTANCE is a very important part of society, and is even more relevant now. So when Seth MacFarlane debuted the trailer for Ted 2, I laughed, saw his point and hoped that in the end it would make sense to those who don’t… There is no way you could call Ted […]

#ThingsCanChange: The Emperor’s New Clothes

#ThingsCanChange: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Words by Jo McTavish Director: Michael Winterbottom Screenplay: Michael Winterbottom Cast: Russel Brand Synopsis: A look at the growing disparity between different economic classes. THERE are many reasons as to why Michael Winterbottom’s latest documentary is worth your time, but its ultimate draw card is none other than British comedian turned political activist Russel Brand, […]

Giveaway: Love & Mercy

Giveaway: Love & Mercy

Words by Jo McTavish SOCIETY always loves to hear the truth, especially when it surrounds celebrities or favoured influencers. This week director Bill Pohlad finally brings us the true story of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, in the critically acclaimed film Love & Mercy. The story follows musical genius, Brian Wilson and his struggles with brilliance […]

Film Review: Jurassic World

Film Review: Jurassic World

Words by Joseph McTavish Director: Colin Trevorrow Screenplay: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Kkan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sky and BD Wong Synopsis: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. When an experiment goes wrong, the […]

Art

Camera Club: Where Art Gets Controversial

Camera Club: Where Art Gets Controversial

Words by Jessica Testa REMEMBER Jesse Willesee, the man behind the Marijuana protest back in April? He’s back for a new project. He will be collaborating with creative agency Sticks and Stones Agency for another live art performance. Join him in Brisbane on Thursday, July 2 from 7-10pm for this one night only event at […]

On Form With Rana Begum

On Form With Rana Begum

Words by Miranda Hine RANA Begum is a British artist, trained as a painter but working predominantly as a sculptor. Her practice explores ideas of patterns, form and iconography through minimalist steel sculptures. Their vibrant colour combinations and strict geometry are both playful and mathematical. Begum has exhibited all over the world in various exhibitions and […]

In Profile: Mulga

In Profile: Mulga

WHO are you? My name is Mulga, actually it’s really Joel Moore but when I draw pictures I say Mulga did them, I like to be tricky like that. There is this actor in Hollywood with the same name as me, even the middle name, Joel David Moore, you may have seen him in Avatar […]

In Profile: Birdy Peacock

In Profile: Birdy Peacock

WHO are you? My name is Megan Peacock although my friends gave me the nickname of “Birdy.” I am a photographer in Brisbane, Australia. My business name is Birdy Peacock. WHAT is your work about? My work is about many different things depending on the series you are looking at. My most recent series is […]