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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Fuck boys: The Reason Why Good Guys Cannot Have Netflix And Pizza First Dates

Fuck boys: The Reason Why Good Guys Cannot Have Netflix And Pizza First Dates

Words by Samara Nilsson RECENTLY I re-emerged back onto the single scene, and I guess things have changed since I was last out on the prowl. The dating game has changed, I mean, ANY sort of monkey emoji means you are DTF… especially the little fucker covering his eyes, it’s a cute way of being a […]

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, […]

Lifestyle

Global Profile: Curaçao

Global Profile: Curaçao

Words by Rachel Trevarthen WE can all probably think of that bright blue bottle of liqueur that sits on bar shelves, barely touched and only incorporated into the most outlandish of cocktails? Curaçao is its name and surprisingly it’s not just a liqueur. Curaçao liqueur (pronounced kewr-e-sow) is made on the so-named island from laraha citrus […]

Becoming A #GIRLBOSS With Angel Christo

Becoming A #GIRLBOSS With Angel Christo

Words by Elodie Boal FROM an early age, many of us dream about what we want to be when we grow up. Those inner desires lead us down a specific life path. For Angel Christo, her dream was to be a writer and so she started her career at a very young age. Now taking inspiration […]

Broke In Brisbane: Where To Eat On The Cheap

Broke In Brisbane: Where To Eat On The Cheap

Words by Emma Callaghan IT’S no secret I am useless at saving money. I am always down to my last few dollars at payday. Where does it all go? Gazing at my empty cupboard and permanently unkempt appearance- it’s not on clothes and grooming. However, looking at the wine bottles covering my bench and bin, and […]

Hit Up The James St Food And Wine Trail

Hit Up The James St Food And Wine Trail

Words by Emma Callaghan JAMES Street is known for being one of Brisbane’s most vibrant, cultural hubs. It’s known for it’s fashion, its culture and most importantly, its food and wine. Combining all these and more, James St Food & Wine Trail is here again from Thursday 30th July to Saturday 1st August. The three day […]

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

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 […]

Tyler Spangler On His Psychedelic Digital Designs

Tyler Spangler On His Psychedelic Digital Designs

Words by Miranda Hine EVER wondered what it would look like to flip through a historical photo album while on acid? The work of Tyler Spangler might give you some clue. Spangler is a Californian digital artist and designer, whose prolific practice entails the merging and manipulation of images to create weird but wonderful juxtapositions. I […]