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Prepare For The Return Of R.A The Rugged Man

Prepare For The Return Of R.A The Rugged Man

Words By Jessica Testa HEY fans of rap music, here’s something you need to know! Two years ago, he brought his great skills to our great country. Next week marks the return of a legend. New York rapper, R.A The Rugged Man is coming back to town. In June, you will be able to see him […]

The Jade Trade: Return Of Orientalism?

The Jade Trade: Return Of Orientalism?

Words by Miranda Hine LIKE most radical early-twenties art students, I’ve recently acquired an intense addiction to Antiques Roadshow. Ok, so it may not be as normal as I make it sound. At least not for people over 65. It’s the romanticism of the show that gets me. Set in front of castles in the British […]

When Music And Fashion Collide

When Music And Fashion Collide

Words by Joseph Hill MUSIC and fashion have always gone hand in hand, adapting and changing with the other. Musicians have been the driving force behind many fashion trends of the past, acting as muses for designers and fashion brands alike. Due to their large fan bases and audience, many stars have endorsed, collaborated with, […]

Absinthe Brings Vaudeville To Brisbane

Absinthe Brings Vaudeville To Brisbane

Words by Matt Huxley IF you like politically incorrect humour mixed with adult themes, cocktails and burlesque, then you’re sure to love Absinthe, the latest show to hit King George Square’s Spiegeltent. Hosted by the filthy rich and just plain filthy Gazillionaire, and his whacky assistant Abby Bobbins, two of the most subversive forces in comedy, […]

Serious Section

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 […]

How A Charity Pot Funds A SLush Fund

How A Charity Pot Funds A SLush Fund

Words by Rachel Trevarthen IN today’s consumer Ferris wheel of green washing and green marketing, it is wise to maintain a healthy scepticism of claims such as ‘ethical’, ’fair trade’ or ‘non-toxic.’ The LUSH Charity Pot has all three such claims. All the profits (minus tax) go to small grassroots social and environmental organisations and […]

Fashion

When Music And Fashion Collide

When Music And Fashion Collide

Words by Joseph Hill MUSIC and fashion have always gone hand in hand, adapting and changing with the other. Musicians have been the driving force behind many fashion trends of the past, acting as muses for designers and fashion brands alike. Due to their large fan bases and audience, many stars have endorsed, collaborated with, […]

Photoshoot: Secrets Of The Sleepless Sea

Photoshoot: Secrets Of The Sleepless Sea

Words by Tamzen Holland OUR latest editorial collides the beauty of fashion and mother nature, in the soft and elegant story of one girl and her encounter with the sleepless sea. Her secret is now yours to see. Fashion Director: Tamzen Holland  Photographer: Elizabeth Grinter @ Illuminate Management   Makeup / Hair artist: Jim Jirarnuttaruj        Model: Tiffany […]

A Menswear Store That Is Up There

A Menswear Store That Is Up There

Words by Matt Kyte BACK in 2010 three young guys from Brisbane made the long trip down the coast to the oh-so-trendy Melbourne town to shake things up in Menswear. In that year they opened Up There, a store dedicated to the finer goods for the gentleman who isn’t happy wearing the same boring Polo […]

What’s The Secret To Protecting The Health Of Models?

What’s The Secret To Protecting The Health Of Models?

Words By Jessica Testa WHEN you’re passionate about something, you’ll do anything to get it. This often occurs in highly-competitive industries. In some cases, this can be taken to extremes. Models in the fashion industry are required to maintain a particular standard of beauty. Denmark has taken a stand against this issue by reviewing the […]

Lifestyle

Absinthe Brings Vaudeville To Brisbane

Absinthe Brings Vaudeville To Brisbane

Words by Matt Huxley IF you like politically incorrect humour mixed with adult themes, cocktails and burlesque, then you’re sure to love Absinthe, the latest show to hit King George Square’s Spiegeltent. Hosted by the filthy rich and just plain filthy Gazillionaire, and his whacky assistant Abby Bobbins, two of the most subversive forces in comedy, […]

In-Dij-Uh-Nus – Story Of Our Youth: Review

In-Dij-Uh-Nus – Story Of Our Youth: Review

Words by Rachel Trevarthen IN white Australian culture an Aunty is the sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle. In Aboriginal culture an Aunty is a woman and she embodies many shapes and roles. There is the over sharing Aunty, the sassy Aunty, the scary Aunty and the Aunty who […]

Never Fear, Cheated Hearts Is Here

Never Fear, Cheated Hearts Is Here

Words by Emma Callaghan PRIOR to 2012 if you were a queer kid in Brisbane you had didn’t have many choices in where you went out. There was The Beat, The Whickham and Fluffy on a Sunday at The Family- but after going to the same club every weekend, and listening to the same Top […]

Review: Mediocrity – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

Review: Mediocrity – Everything You’ve Ever Wanted

Words by Rachel Trevarthen You’re really going places, just don’t give up on your dreams. You are talented, smart, capable, you can do anything you want, don’t let anyone stop you. This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, just believe in yourself and anything is possible. SOUND familiar? The first time production by […]

Film

Film Review: Turkey Shoot

Film Review: Turkey Shoot

Words by Zen Lim Director: Jon Hewitt Screenplay: Jon Hewitt and Belinda McClory Cast: Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca, Robert Taylor, and Belinda McClory Synopsis: In the wake of a shocking civilian massacre in a foreign war zone, disgraced Navy SEAL Rick Tyler is sentenced to rot in a maximum security military prison until he is […]

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

The Jade Trade: Return Of Orientalism?

The Jade Trade: Return Of Orientalism?

Words by Miranda Hine LIKE most radical early-twenties art students, I’ve recently acquired an intense addiction to Antiques Roadshow. Ok, so it may not be as normal as I make it sound. At least not for people over 65. It’s the romanticism of the show that gets me. Set in front of castles in the British […]

The Naked Photography Of Ren Hang

The Naked Photography Of Ren Hang

Words by Miranda Hine WE’RE all aware that the human body can be an incredibly beautiful thing. Many of us will admire it, but few of us will actually attempt to capture it. Ren Hang is one of those few, and boy does he do it well. Hang is a Chinese photographic artist based in […]

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 […]