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Global Profile: The Three Most Crowded Islands On Earth

Global Profile: The Three Most Crowded Islands On Earth

Words by Rachel Trevarthen WHEN you think of the most crowded islands on earth what comes to mind? Manhattan? Somewhere in China or India? The top three on this list are intriguing in that their geographical locations and cultural backgrounds are decidedly distinct. They range from quite large to unbelievably tiny and give a unique insight […]

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Words by Matt Huxley HAVE you ever wanted to live in The Walking Dead? Well now you can with the launch of Scream Farm at the Gold Coast hitting soon. Set in the heart of a zombie outbreak, Scream Farm is staged as a treating facility for the infected. Thrill seekers can be expected to […]

The Damaging Pursuit of Perfection and Social Comparison

The Damaging Pursuit of Perfection and Social Comparison

Words by Rachel Trevarthen WE live in a world of continual comparison and pressure to be different, special and successful. The Western world sits pretty on its foundations of individuality, competition and relentless growth and without knowing it, the young are exposed to all kinds of subtle pressure to perform or shall we say outperform, […]

Bad Journalism Turns Cara Delevingne Interview Awkward

Bad Journalism Turns Cara Delevingne Interview Awkward

Words By Jessica Testa AS an aspiring entertainment journalist, this interview breaks my heart. Somehow a local newscaster got the privilege to interview Cara Delevingne live on air about her new movie ‘Paper Towns’, and they completely ruined a great opportunity by asking strange questions and refusing to adjust to her sarcastic sense of humour. The […]

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The Damaging Pursuit of Perfection and Social Comparison

The Damaging Pursuit of Perfection and Social Comparison

Words by Rachel Trevarthen WE live in a world of continual comparison and pressure to be different, special and successful. The Western world sits pretty on its foundations of individuality, competition and relentless growth and without knowing it, the young are exposed to all kinds of subtle pressure to perform or shall we say outperform, […]

The Weekly Wrap Up

The Weekly Wrap Up

Ai on his Weiwei, Welcome to Britasia, Putin is ice cold, and A 4000 year-old child.  Words by Ryan Grice After having been effectively trapped in the lovely People’s Republic of China for the last four years, artist Ai Weiwei has finally received his confiscated passport back from the country’s government. The 57-year-old native dissident […]

Is Bisexuality Really “Just A Phase”?

Is Bisexuality Really “Just A Phase”?

Words by Jessica Testa TELL me the truth, how much do you actually know about bisexuality? Cara Delevingne is one of the celebrities who have spoken openly about the issue. In an interview with Vogue, she enlightened us about the confusion bisexuals experience during their lives. “It took me a long time to accept the […]

The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

Chinese cinema, McCain gets Trumped, 50 ain’t got a quarter, and Winged raptors.  Words by Ryan Grice Hundreds of years after literal pillaging, Ghengis Khan is still fucking with the Chinese from beyond the grave: a tour group arrested in China on the 10th of July have finally been released after police realised they were […]

Fashion

Be An All Star With The New Converse Chuck Taylors

Be An All Star With The New Converse Chuck Taylors

Words By Jessica Testa REMEMBER at school when everyone was obsessed with Converse? Sneakers of different colours graced the halls every day as we caught some inspiration from our favourite musicians. If you had the newest version of Converse (that were actually legit), you were automatically the most popular kid at school. We still love our […]

Are You Repenting With A Brand?

Are You Repenting With A Brand?

Words by Matt Huxley THE reality of life in the 21st century is that we all 100% love ourselves. Now whilst a little bit of confidence is a good thing, we frequently take it too far and it develops into self obsession. One only needs to look at the Instagram culture (speaking of which, @infirmofpurpose […]

Can Fashion Have A Political Agenda?

Can Fashion Have A Political Agenda?

Words By Jessica Testa THE influence that fashion has over the public is undeniable. Fashion shows allow those in the industry to send a message that will be documented and shared within seconds. With their chance to drop a bombshell in order to spread awareness and spark discussion, they have the power to do something iconic. […]

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, […]

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Global Profile: The Three Most Crowded Islands On Earth

Global Profile: The Three Most Crowded Islands On Earth

Words by Rachel Trevarthen WHEN you think of the most crowded islands on earth what comes to mind? Manhattan? Somewhere in China or India? The top three on this list are intriguing in that their geographical locations and cultural backgrounds are decidedly distinct. They range from quite large to unbelievably tiny and give a unique insight […]

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Words by Matt Huxley HAVE you ever wanted to live in The Walking Dead? Well now you can with the launch of Scream Farm at the Gold Coast hitting soon. Set in the heart of a zombie outbreak, Scream Farm is staged as a treating facility for the infected. Thrill seekers can be expected to […]

Bad Journalism Turns Cara Delevingne Interview Awkward

Bad Journalism Turns Cara Delevingne Interview Awkward

Words By Jessica Testa AS an aspiring entertainment journalist, this interview breaks my heart. Somehow a local newscaster got the privilege to interview Cara Delevingne live on air about her new movie ‘Paper Towns’, and they completely ruined a great opportunity by asking strange questions and refusing to adjust to her sarcastic sense of humour. The […]

A Close Shave For Brisbane Audiences: A Review Of Sweeney Todd

A Close Shave For Brisbane Audiences: A Review Of Sweeney Todd

Words by Elodie Boal THE tale of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street jumped to fame after Tim Burton’s and Johnny Depp’s 2007 gothic rendition. Its dark and stylised gore has made it an interesting and peculiar choice for many theatres. And when choosing to perform such a play, naturally those involved steer towards […]

Film

10 Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts

10 Actors Who Do Their Own Stunts

MISSION: Impossible – Rogue Nation follows Ethan (Tom Cruise) and his team as they take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. The Mission: Impossible franchise is famous for its large-scale stunts that are completed by none […]

Cult Japan Hits GOMA

Cult Japan Hits GOMA

Words by Conor Hughes THE Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, in partnership with the Australian Cinémathèque, is hosting Cult Japan until the beginning of September, showcasing the “who’s who” of post-war Japanese cinematography. The program includes underground and cult classics; Japan’s unique variation on horror and action cinema, and the excessive, surreal and kitsch depictions of […]

Film Review: Ant-Man

Film Review: Ant-Man

Words by Shayne Grieve Director: Peyton Reed Screenplay: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, Paul Rudd Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll Synopsis: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, […]

Batman V Superman Trailer Destroys

Batman V Superman Trailer Destroys

Words by Jo McTavish THREE months ago Zack Snyder and Warner Bros released the first teaser for one of the most anticipated films of all time, and now we have the first official trailer for Batman v Superman and its epic… This week the San Diego Comic Con is currently running, with many major studios […]

Art

Friday Favourites: 5 Landscape Photographers Doing Things Differently

Friday Favourites: 5 Landscape Photographers Doing Things Differently

Words by Miranda Hine WHEN we think landscape photography, our minds probably jump to something like the Chromecast screensaver or the travel blog of any young ‘wanderluster’ with an iPhone. These five photographers have taken the ageless tradition of capturing an environment and added their own, unique, lens. Sit back and enjoy some of the best […]

Kristian Williams: The New Boy In Bris

Kristian Williams: The New Boy In Bris

Words by Miranda Hine THERE’S a new boy on the block, and he’s making a name for himself. Kristian Williams bypasses the stylistic trends in contemporary painting to create unique works. Williams’s signature use of bold colour is the backbone of his extremely expressionistic practice. He uses his canvases to investigate the human condition, often including […]

A Sequence Of Nows

A Sequence Of Nows

Words by Miranda Hine TIME is something that artists have always been interested in. It’s such an abstract concept, which is so hard to capture visually. For this reason, a multitude of diverse and cross-disciplinary practices have emerged with the aim of capturing time and the ephemeral in a new way. ‘A Sequence of Nows’ is […]

Friday Favourites: 3 Textile Designers To Dye For

Friday Favourites: 3 Textile Designers To Dye For

  Words by Miranda Hine A category of designer often glanced-over when it comes to fashion and commercial retail, is the textile designer. But, who wants to wear pattern-less, dull clothes every day? Thankfully, there are textile designers out there creating incredible designs from ancient and new techniques, to liven up our outfits and our […]