Ingrid Brett Profile

Talented young Canberra-based writer, Ingrid Brett, is making a name for herself. Last year the 16 year old won the National Youth Week Write It competition  in her age category for her story entitled Leadership is a sacrifice.  It was a wryly amusing take on the given theme of leadership, in which a young girl […]

Elite Athletes on Social Media

Social media. It’s a great tool isn’t? Websites like Twitter and Instagram are a sports fan’s dream. They provide punters with an insight into a player’s life away from the contrived world of mainstream media while also offering the exiting opportunities to communicate directly to their favourite stars. Fans are getting something worthwhile from the social media […]

Omar Musa’s Changing Homeland

“It’s dangerous to think of identity as being one thing.” Omar Musa is well aware of the cognitive dissonance many Australians experience when it comes to their identity and homeland. “The nature of identity is very complex – especially in Australia, where most people are migrants in some way or another. But even if you’re […]

Recent Articles

The Wind Rises Film Review

The Wind Rises Film Review

Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, often called “the Disney of the East”, is responsible for creating some of Japanese animation’s highest quality films. Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, released in Australia on February 28, tells a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Mitsubishi Zero. It follows Jiro from childhood to university and on […]

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Chatterbox leading Belconnen’s cafe revolution

Chatterbox leading Belconnen’s cafe revolution

For many years, the district of Belconnen has sat behind Canberra’s leading lights seen in Braddon, Manuka and Kingston when it came to café culture. Until recently, only a handful of establishments could be found in Belconnen, and they were either takeaway shops that happened to sell coffee or chain stores at the Westfield Mall. […]

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You Are Here Festival

Canberra’s You Are Here Festival (March 13 – 23) is in its fourth year running at locations around the CBD. The festival’s hub is located at the old ANZ branch in Petrie Plaza, appropriately named “The Money Bin”. The curated festival showcases the best of Canberra’s diverse independent and experimental arts and culture; ranging from theatre, […]

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‘Lone Wolf’ Josh Pyke plays for a sold out crowd at Zierholz

Australian indie superstar Josh Pyke performed at the University of Canberra on Saturday night. Hundreds packed into Zierholz to see the final show of Pyke’s sold out Lone Wolf tour. 22/03/2014 Lone Wolf has been one of Pyke’s most extensive tours to date. His run of twelve shows across the country has seen him performing songs […]

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ANZAC Voices Exhibition Review

Some things in life are better seen than heard, and this is the case with the latest exhibition at the Australian War Memorial. Entitled ‘Anzac Voices’ this new exhibition gives an intimate retelling of the first World War through the eyes of the Anzacs themselves. Anzac Voices is a very surreal experience. It immerses you […]

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Top 20 Book-to-Movie Adaptations in 2014

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Book-to-movie adaptations can be tricky to translate from page to screen while still being faithful to the story. There are many beloved books, ranging from science fiction to young adult, coming to the big screen this year. No doubt there will be endless debates over how the movies have interpreted the books and which is better. Judge […]

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Getting Real About Illicit Drug Use at EDM Festivals

The electronic dance music (EDM) business, propelled by large scale music festivals, has grown to an estimated worth of $4.5 billion, […]

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

South Park: The Stick of Truth Released Mar 4th, 2014 Published by Ubisoft For Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rated […]

Major League Baseball storms into Sydney

The Major League Baseball Opening Series in Sydney has been hailed a success, with over 70,000 fans flocking to the […]

Radio news – April 2014

Bulletin 1: 02/04/14 In this bulletin: – Calls for more funding to tackle anxiety in children. – The vans warped […]

Beyonce’s Controversial Visual Album ‘Beyonce’ Review

Beyoncé by Beyoncé Released Dec 13th, 2013 I don’t think anybody could have predicted that Beyoncé would release a self-titled, […]

You Are Here Festival

Canberra’s You Are Here festival has wrapped up its ten day run showcasing the city’s fringe and alternative arts scene. […]