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Film Review: Ex Machina

Film Review: Ex Machina

Words by Jo McTavish Director: Alex Garland Screenplay: Alex Garland Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. I am a strong believer that films shape our cultural and scientific […]

This Week’s New Music Must-Hears

This Week’s New Music Must-Hears

Words By Jessica Testa I DIDN’T have the best start to this week and, as it goes on, it’s not getting any better. Luckily there’s so much great newly released music to keep me going. If your week isn’t ideal either, here’s a new playlist that will make you feel happy for a while. Last […]

Interview: Antonia Wright

Interview: Antonia Wright

Words by Rachael Crouch and Miranda Hine ANTONIA Wright is a contemporary American performance and video artist, who uses her body as her medium. To create her confronting works, she pushes herself to physical limits, documenting the process so the viewer can share the experience. Wright’s work challenges ideals of the Futurist movement, and addresses […]

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Reykjavik’s Dicks: The Icelandic Phallological Museum

Reykjavik’s Dicks: The Icelandic Phallological Museum

Words by Miranda Hine LOVE penis? Love freezing cold weather and ridiculously nice people? Reykjavik’s got you covered. Move over volcanic ash clouds, Iceland’s got a new attraction. And it’s all about the D. The world’s northernmost capital proudly hosts the Icelandic Phallological Museum (AKA the penis museum). Conveniently placed in the heart of the […]

Durry Dilemma

Durry Dilemma

Words by Jack Gramenz I LIKE a good durry as much as the next bloke, but with this affliction comes an acceptance of the reality that they’re pretty much the worst thing you can put in your mouth. Being a smoker in 2015 is about as socially ostracising as being actually on fire, with government […]

The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

California lights the way… environmentally, Muskpower on its way, The Uber fight continues, and The discriminatory smart watch? Words by Ryan Grice Californian Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to reduce the state’s emissions to a nominated level that is 40% below that of the 1990s by 2030. Already considered progressive in their […]

Fashion

Loafer? Chukka Boot? Oxford? None Of The Above?

Loafer? Chukka Boot? Oxford? None Of The Above?

Words by Matt Huxley IT’S statistically proven that buying new shoes can make you happier. Don’t ask me who investigated this concept, but trust me. It’s true. At least for me. So when I heard about NOTA (None Of The Above) Shoes, I knew I had to take a closer look. NOTA’s philosophy is all […]

For The Homies

For The Homies

Words by Matt Kyte FOR almost a decade Melbourne’s own For The Homies has been supplying Victoria and greater Australian streetwear aficionados with premium home-grown wares. With each collection tapping into the mind of founder Pete Le Chic, the ranges have come to include everything from Mexican gang culture, Australia’s own stolen generation, and even […]

Androgyny And The Freedom Of Choice

Androgyny And The Freedom Of Choice

 Words by Jessica Testa THE fashion industry moves on quite quickly. One minute something is in, the next it’s out the window. But there are also those trends that never leave. Like the classic LBD, they just keep coming back in new and exciting ways. The androgyny trend is one of them. I’m not just […]

Lifestyle

I Know You Forgot About Mother’s Day

I Know You Forgot About Mother’s Day

Words by Matt Huxley AND so does Lush. Their Mother’s Day collection recently dropped, and boy, is it full of motherly goodness to gift. Thankfully, I’m reminding you that you need to get your mother a present. You’re welcome. Yummy Mummy Body Conditioner I may (hopefully) not be a yummy mummy, but I still loved […]

Global Profile: Baltimore

Global Profile: Baltimore

Words by Rachel Trevarthen PAINTING a picture of life in Baltimore, Maryland very much depends on the frame you use and the place you stand. Dubbed the ‘city of neighbourhoods’ due to its hundreds of unique, identified districts, Baltimore is more like a selection of villages side by side than a unified city. You can […]

Surfers Paradise Goes LIVE

Surfers Paradise Goes LIVE

Words by Zen Lim THERE is nothing quite like the experience of live music. It’s that one moment where we get to witness artists and performers at their best, delivering their most raw and unpredictable performances. It’s spontaneous and thrilling, it’s a moment we wish we could live and lose ourselves in forever. Aside from […]

Film

Film Review: Ex Machina

Film Review: Ex Machina

Words by Jo McTavish Director: Alex Garland Screenplay: Alex Garland Cast: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I. I am a strong believer that films shape our cultural and scientific […]

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Film Review: Pitch Perfect 2

Words by Jo McTavish Director: Elizabeth Banks Screenplay: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin (characters) Cast: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and Elizabeth Banks. Synopsis: After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has never won in order to regain their status and […]

Film Review: The Age Of Adaline

Film Review: The Age Of Adaline

Words by Zen Lim DIRECTOR: Lee Toland Krieger Screenplay: J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz Cast: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, and Ellen Burstyn. Synopsis: Adaline (Blake Lively) is a beautiful young woman who suffers an accident that changes her life forever. She has remained 29 years old for nearly […]

Art

Interview: Antonia Wright

Interview: Antonia Wright

Words by Rachael Crouch and Miranda Hine ANTONIA Wright is a contemporary American performance and video artist, who uses her body as her medium. To create her confronting works, she pushes herself to physical limits, documenting the process so the viewer can share the experience. Wright’s work challenges ideals of the Futurist movement, and addresses […]

The New Pilgrimage: Venice Biennale

The New Pilgrimage: Venice Biennale

Words by Miranda Hine IN Medieval Europe, pilgrims travelled hundreds of miles to see relics, visit holy places and pay tribute to sacred beings. Today, we have art Biennales. The 56th Venice Biennale begins next week, on 9 May. All The World’s Futures is the title (vague as any Biennale title) and it will exhibit […]

Go Balls Deep With Bam Margera

Go Balls Deep With Bam Margera

Words by Jo McTavish THAT’S right, this month you’re invited to go ‘Balls Deep’ in Australia with Bam Margera’s latest creative move, which not only cements him as individual with various talents, but an artist who has finally realised he is not useless… The latter is no insult to ‘Bam’ but a reference to his […]