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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

| July 19, 2015

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 […]

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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

| July 18, 2015

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 […]

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The Weekly Wrap Up

The Weekly Wrap Up

| July 12, 2015

Words by Ryan Grice  No more Kubies for Bobby, New hope for breasts, Danish gold curly fries, and Put peas in your guac. Making headlines this week is the shocking news that Australian independent party leader Bob Katter announced he may boycott Akubra hats in future if they decide to use all foreign furs in the […]

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‘You Look Disgusting’: The Double Standard of Wearing Makeup

‘You Look Disgusting’: The Double Standard of Wearing Makeup

| July 7, 2015

Words By Jessica Testa UGLY is a horrible word. We hate hearing it, condemning those who use it. Unfortunately, it’s how many people would describe themselves. As a result, the idea that makeup is used to make themselves look “less ugly” has become a common belief. Those who do not wear makeup, on the other hand, […]

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Hands Off My Intellectual Property: The Big Brands Stealing From Independent Creatives

Hands Off My Intellectual Property: The Big Brands Stealing From Independent Creatives

| July 7, 2015

Words by Miranda Hine INTELLECTUAL Property may be something you associate with scientists, inventors and business people. There’s another group, however, who suffer greatly from the theft or appropriation of their intellectual property: independent artists and designers. This has always been an issue faced by creatives, when people or companies appropriate, don’t credit or blatantly copy […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| July 5, 2015

Words by Ryan Grice Curse the Lord in Iceland, Catholics rule Colombia, The power of the sky, and Magical cat piss. If you’re planning a trip to Europe in the near future it might benefit you to add one more itinerary item to your traveller’s bucket list; blaspheming in Iceland. Due to the passing of […]

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US Backed TPP Could Greenlight A Corporate Global Economy

US Backed TPP Could Greenlight A Corporate Global Economy

| July 4, 2015

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THE world erupted into a celebration of love and happiness last week when the US Supreme Court passed the same-sex marriage bill. Facebook became a whirl of rainbows as millions of people changed their profile pictures supporting gay pride. Yet was this merely a rainbow coloured political smokescreen to distract citizens from […]

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Why This Anti-gay Marriage Video Is Plain Awful

Why This Anti-gay Marriage Video Is Plain Awful

| July 3, 2015

Words by Jessica Testa SAME-SEX marriage hasn’t even been legal for a week yet, and there are already several campaigns running to end it. Some states in the US, such as Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky have refused to give some couples their marriage licenses or fought the law in other ways. And then there’s this […]

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Gay Pride Becomes Gay Rights

Gay Pride Becomes Gay Rights

| June 29, 2015

Words by Rachel Trevarthen THE US Senate has voted 5-4 in favour of marriage equality making it legal for same sex couples to marry in all 52 states. The bill represents a momentous step forward for civil and gay rights in the country and sets a precedent for Western nations elsewhere to do the same. Justice […]

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The Weekly Wrap-Up

The Weekly Wrap-Up

| June 28, 2015

Words by Ryan Grice Fois gras coup d’etat, China pinches pennies, Cake chaos, and The issue of tortoise defacement.  Sale and production of the wildly unethical french dish fois gras has been officially banned in Brazil’s Sao Paolo. The legislation was recently passed by the local government and takes effect in 45 days with the […]

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