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Words by Ryan Grice
AUSTRALIA in a capsule, Das auto ist gefickt, Brazilian birdwatch, Don’t eat cake, and Equality for US troops?
November will see the opening of Australia’s first capsule hotel in Sydney, and the good news is it won’t be outrageously expensive. The new hotel, housed above the soon-to-be-built Century Bar will feature 72 capsules with both single and deluxe options, LED entertainment system, Wi-Fi, lights, and most importantly, a secure sliding door. The capsules will range…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
3DD is not what you think, Ed Sheeran sued for more than his absurd net worth, Why Australia is the most bad-ass country on Earth (Pt. 1), and Why Australia is the most bad-ass country on Earth (Pt.2)…
Chef Peter Callahan, whom Martha Stewart claims invented the slider, has something new on his plate: dinner fresh from a 3D printer. How would you feel about a drumstick with an edible bone? Callahan has expressed his dream of a restaurant with an entire line of cutlery, …

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
AMERICA-TALK, no more Filet-O-Fish for NZ, Aussies need alco-gates, and migrating man-eating crocodiles are upon us…
2016 is a progressive time to be alive and it seems only right to be taking such radical steps forward as legally removing offensive racial terms such as ‘Negro’ and ‘Oriental’ from government vernacular. President Obama signed off on bill HR 4238 put forward by democratic house representative from New York, Grace Meng, which saw its final level of approv…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
CHILDHOODS Ruined, Mack Daddy and Papa B, Oh Russia, Oh Chechnya, New Death in America?
If you’re not prepared to lose your innocence at 8am on a Monday morning, stop reading now. In what was expected to be a relaxed fashion interview at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Thursday, former-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham dropped a bombshell: “They used to turn [my mic] off and just let the others sing. Luckily because I used to wear heels, I just used to jig about a bi…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

Words by Ryan Grice
THE progress of humankind, it’s Doughnut Time, Big Brother Exists (And He’s Russian), 1800-SIMPSONS, and surprise sounds…
There are some discoveries throughout history, both great and terrible, that the discoverer should probably have kept to themselves, for example: Oppenheimer’s team and their isotope separating, or Britney Spears and her music. The most recent display comes in the form of The Smithsonian magazine posting an article citing the potential of global warm…

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| March 28, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice NEW York’s Newsest Ninja Assassin Girl, How Far Would You Go For A Nice Pear?, The Internet Is A Loaded Gun, and Democratic Catch Up.  You may have heard of the free-form rock climbing discipline of bouldering before (perhaps due to its awkward denial by the IOC to become an Olympic sport), but what […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| March 20, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice THERE’S More to do in Alaska Than Just Drink, The Truth About the Tully Monster, The World’s Most Trafficked Animal, Maybe Don’t Eat Tuna Stateside For a While, and Indy 5?! Did you know that one of the destinations on Disney’s Cruise Line tours is Alaska? What the fuck do kids do in […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| March 13, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice FORD’s Mobile Cinema, IKEANYE, Obama’s Final Fuck You (?), Commie Dolphins, and Robots or Assholes?  Are you worried that you haven’t been watching enough television? Fear not, Ford’s got your back with the latest patent for their driver-less car: It’s a full home theatre system… INSIDE YOUR RIDE. According to the car […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| March 6, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice THE Fish Guy, Nuclear Faeces, The Great Pizza Debate, Fourth Time’s the Charm, and FFS Australia… It’s fairly common to consider the idea of doing a PhD to be absolutely bat-shit crazy, i.e. who really wants to know why the 5 inch cliff swallows of North America entomb themselves in their own […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| February 28, 2016

Words by Ryan Grice HAVE you missed completely useless and frequently sarcastic weekly news updates? Probably not, but we have. Guess who’s back, back again, The Wrap-Up’s back, tell some men… This week: Call Mark Ruffalo; we found the Zodiac, You no longer gotta fight for your right to… Fight, The truth is out there (Only on Fox), Nature’s […]

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The Australian Dream?

The Australian Dream?

| January 26, 2016

Words by Jo McTavish  “THE Australian dream,” Stan Grant said. “We sing of it and we recite it in verse; ‘Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free’. Last week, the veteran journalist and Wiradjuri man “Grant’ voiced to a Sydney audience that racism is “at the heart of the Australian dream”. […]

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I’m Bored With Feminism

I’m Bored With Feminism

| November 24, 2015

Words by Rima Martens LIKE a sack of goon in your late teens, feminism was once the best idea that anyone had ever had. It was potent and tasted like freedom; and rapidly shared among new friends while swinging from a Hills Hoist. At least, this was the situation I found myself in as I avoided yet another […]

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JAPAN: INFINITE FETISHES, LOW CRIME RATE

JAPAN: INFINITE FETISHES, LOW CRIME RATE

| November 23, 2015

Words by Alissa Lonergan IN a country that hosts game shows featuring orgasm competitions and parlours offering sex with robots that talk and feel real, it’s definitely a place where people can feel quite normal no matter how they get off, or what they get off on. The sexual entertainment industry is called fuzoku and […]

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Is Social Media Bad For Us?

Is Social Media Bad For Us?

| November 8, 2015

  Words by Jessica Testa SOCIAL Media is almost like another world on its own. We basically live on these platforms, posting new content every day and engaging with our friends. It’s hard to grasp the idea that within our computer screens, we have our own little place to be ourselves without any rules or obstacles. […]

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A Race To End Domestic Violence

A Race To End Domestic Violence

| October 31, 2015

Words by Elodie Boal IT’S no secret that the Melbourne Cup has become embedded into our Australian culture. Whether you don a fascinator for the day or place a bet on your favourite horse, it legitimately has become a race that stops a nation. Come Tuesday 3 November, most punters will be prepping for a gamble, […]

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