James Patrick: King of the Dots

My first encounter with Sydney-based artist James Patrick was during his ‘Sketches of A Bitter Man’  leggings live art piece for Black Milk Clothing in January. Enclosed in a partition, he sat hunched on his stool in a bustling corridor in World Square, with his paper mounted on an easel, headphones in, eyes intensely locked on the […]

Cumberbatch: Star Wars “won’t happen sadly”

“I would’ve liked a part in JJ’s new Star Wars, but it won’t happen sadly.” That was Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch breaking the hearts of Star Wars fans everywhere during the Saturday Oz Comic Con Q&A panel April 12, 2014. Cumberbatch visited Australia for Oz Comic Con events across Australia. Fans were able to meet Cumberbatch, with autograph and professional […]

Grassroots Art Market Returns to The Capital

This weekend the This is Art Market makes a return to the Yarralumla Woolshed to show off the best local artists the ACT and surrounding regions have to offer. After successful events in both Grafton and Canberra last year,  this ‘new vibe’ art market is making its third return to Canberra with a focus on affordable one-of-a-kind […]

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Scott Australian 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships – Live Blog

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The Scott 24 Hour Australian Mountain Bike Championships are being run over Saturday and Sunday 27-28 September, from midday to midday, at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra, and NowUC has four final year journalism students covering the event from start to finish. Updated on the hour, every hour, this live blog will cover all of the […]

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Possums in Canberra

It’s late at night. You’re trying to get to sleep in the darkness of your room. But you cannot stop stirring. You hear scratches, screeches and noises coming from inside your walls. You cannot see anything as you hear the scurry of little feet… It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but the […]

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‘The Half Hour’ – radio current affairs bulletins by Audio Journalism students

Monday 12th April 2014 In this Bulletin: – Fashfest – the rebirth of vinyl records – and the under 20’s rugby sensation, the ‘Beast’. Tuesday 13th April 2014 In this Bulletin: – The local comedy scene – women’s experience in prison – and the future of Canberra’s new ice hockey team. Wednesday 14th April 2014 […]

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Smart Phones and Dumb People

“I have 423 friends, yet I’m lonely. I speak to all of them everyday, yet none of them really know me.” These are the striking first words of ‘Look Up’ by writer and director Gary Turk. that is circling the internet at the moment,  made in an attempt to get people to pull away from their […]

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The Fault In Our Stars Review

John Green has been critically acclaimed in the writing community for some time, but lately some of his novels have managed to achieve mainstream success. Stories like Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns and most notably The Fault In Our Stars, have caught the attention of young people across the globe. The Fault In Our Stars goes through […]

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Ásgeir: ‘In the Silence’ review

Hailing from the land of Björk, Of Monsters and Men, and Sóley comes a new addition to Iceland’s already successful indie music scene. 21 year old Icelandic singer, Ásgeir has released his debut English album titled ‘In the Silence’, taking his country and the indie scene by storm with his folk-infused ethereal electronic sound. The […]

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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, […]

Season 2 of HBO’s ‘Girls’: In Review

It seems that season two of HBO’s ‘Girls’ was just as unpredictable as season one. Throughout this season, creator and […]

Performing to Packed Venues

Indigenous musician Marcus Corowa played to a full house at The Front Gallery and Cafe in Lyneham earlier this year. […]

Most Anticipated Music 2014

The Black Keys, Antemasque, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Angus and Julia Stone – what do all of these artists have […]

Lone Survivor Review

Lone Survivor is a film based on a true story of the events that occurred to a team of four navy […]

Gravity Movie Review

Director Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity is a technical marvel in film making. Not since Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001 a Space […]

One Minute Film Festival

The One Minute Film Festival by Zonk vision was hosted as part of the You Are Here festival and was […]