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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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You Know Who You Look Like?

You Know Who You Look Like?

| January 21, 2014

  Words by Mayowa Adeniyi A while ago my wonderfully audacious contemporary the Kris Reynoso penned a little insight on his experience as an ethnic minority in Australia. I also realised that I haven’t been exempt from this trend either. Although it seems that pretty much anyone who has been fortunate to have of one […]

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Grow A Pair And Play

Grow A Pair And Play

| January 16, 2014

Words by Mija Kovacic THE Australian Open has received harsh criticism for being inhumane as players continue to feel the burden of the extreme heat at the Rod Laver Arena. Ice packs are being used by players and crowds to keep cool, reports have emerged of hallucinations and collapses, and Taiwanese Animators have made a […]

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Meet The Man Who Escaped The Taliban

Meet The Man Who Escaped The Taliban

| January 15, 2014

Words by Mija Kovacic MARTIAL artist, performer, and an inspiration to dreamers everywhere, Hussain Sadiqi escaped Afghanistan when the Taliban stepped up their ‘cleansing’ (read: genocide) of the Hazara people. It has now been 10 years since Sadiqi’s escape and he hopes to return to his home a hero who can offer hope, education, and above […]

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Venezuela: The Land Of Beauty And Bloodshed

Venezuela: The Land Of Beauty And Bloodshed

| January 14, 2014

Words by Kristoffer Reynoso YOU probably only hear about Venezuela once in a blue moon, and most likely, it’ll have to do with their ‘national sport’: beauty pageants. The South American nation has snatched more than 20 international beauty titles, having produced seven Miss Universes and six Miss Worlds, among others. In fact, 2013 saw […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| January 11, 2014

Words by Ryan Grice   AMANDA Bynes gets off, Indian Tiger goes rogue, iRobot is becoming a reality, Kanye currency is launched, and how the Poms are saving the planet. Doubtless we all remember when not-so-child-friendly star Amanda Bynes was caught tossing her bong out the window of a high-rise building after the hotel in which […]

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How To Get More Likes On Instagram

How To Get More Likes On Instagram

| January 9, 2014

  Words by John Warwick  DON’T you hate when you only get 10 likes on your Instagram photo? It’s actually a travesty when that happens, because who wouldn’t like your photo of your #organic #cleaneating lunch? Yummmmmmmm! You know what else is bad? Only having 200 followers. Like seriously, doesn’t everyone have Instagram right now? […]

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Why Did This Image Get So Much Criticism?

Why Did This Image Get So Much Criticism?

| January 8, 2014

Words by Mija Kovacic MORE than often, the idea of a male showing paternal attributes makes them all the more appealing. Science and biology even say so. However, when a photo of Doyin Richards getting his daughter ready for school surfaced on the internet, everyone went nuts, but not in the way you’d think. Brushing the […]

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Brisbane: Australia’s Coolest City Despite Translink Hike

Brisbane: Australia’s Coolest City Despite Translink Hike

| January 7, 2014

  Words by Kristoffer Reynoso  WE’VE been called a new world city, and a global city, but now it’s time to scream and shout, Brisbanites, because a well-regarded travel publication has named our big small-town the nation’s coolest capital. The latest Australian copy of  Lonely Planet, which came out just before Christmas, awarded Brisbane the […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| January 4, 2014

    Words by Ryan Grice PETS get treated, advertising board bans buns, James has some pretty Blunt comebacks, J-Law and Tony try to have a quiet one, and how pigs will save our lives. Over the holidays Germany’s first restaurant for pets was opened to mixed reactions. Locals were both pleased by the notion […]

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Momember This: Reasons You’re Not Getting Lucky

Momember This: Reasons You’re Not Getting Lucky

| January 3, 2014

Words by Mija Kovacic I’M becoming alarmingly aware of how ridiculous the single/dating scene has become. From my own experiences, to my friends almost-crying to me about stranger-danger and guilt-driven make outs, it seems men in clubs have absolutely no social awareness. I should note that this isn’t a piece bashing men and concealing it […]

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