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Unmasking "romance": Shoeb Ahmad Finds Strength In Vulnerability

Unmasking “romance”: Shoeb Ahmad Finds Strength In Vulnerability

I wouldn't be writing what I do without Canberra's melancholic autumns or blooming springs, that's for sure. City pressure just ...
The Regulated Raave: Make Your Raave Space A Safe Space

The Regulated Raave: Make Your Raave Space A Safe Space

"Halfway through a set I’ll go, ‘Hey! Turn to the person next to you and ask if they’re having fun ...
Uniting Sad Grrrls: Rachel Maria Cox is pushing for a change

Uniting Sad Grrrls: Rachel Maria Cox is pushing for a change

The exciting thing is that people are actually listening now and it is becoming the norm, it’s finally just getting ...
Staying True: The Belligerents Are Here

Staying True: The Belligerents Are Here

THE BELLIGERENTS are on a roll, having launched a debut LP six years into their time together as a band ...

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Nothing's Off Limits: The Cast Of Boys Will Be Boys

Nothing’s Off Limits: The Cast Of Boys Will Be Boys

we operate from an emotional place all the time and nothing’s really off limits ...
Rollercoaster Of Emotion: The Day Of The Dead Battle

Rollercoaster Of Emotion: The Day Of The Dead Battle

Victor Diaz is a passionate man. This much is clear from the moment we start our conversation. He’s on hands ...
Ninjas And Romance: The Japanese Film Festival Comes To Town

Ninjas And Romance: The Japanese Film Festival Comes To Town

In 1997, the JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL screened three films in North Sydney, selected by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi. 21 ...
Setting The Standard: ANU Art School Ball All About Safe Spaces And Good Vibes

Setting The Standard: ANU Art School Ball All About Safe Spaces And Good Vibes

I get the impression from my chat with this year’s coordinator, Jacqueline Meng, that the ANU School of Art Ball ...

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GAMMA.CON @ AIS Arena, Sat–Sun August 5–6

GAMMA.CON @ AIS Arena, Sat–Sun August 5–6

I saw a Storm Trooper, Ash Ketchum, Crash Bandicoot, Heath Ledger’s The Joker, Rorschach of Watchmen, Spider-Man, an Ewok, Eleven ...

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Brendan Keller-Tuberg – Brendan Keller-Tuberg

Brendan Keller-Tuberg – Brendan Keller-Tuberg

[Independent Release] The piano, bass, drums trio has a long and honourable place in jazz history. To judge from this new, eponymous CD by young local bassist Brendan Keller-Tuberg, its possibilities are far from exhausted. It features seven of Keller-Tuberg’s own compositions, written explicitly for this format – and plainly with musical companions, Tate Sheridan (piano) and Daniel Faber (drums) in mind. The bassist credits ...

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One–Two–Three–Go! @ Scandinavian Film Festival, Palace Electric Cinema

One–Two–Three–Go! @ Scandinavian Film Festival, Palace Electric Cinema

Jeppe and Cecilie meet on Cecilie’s first day at her new school and are instantly attracted. When Cecilie’s unwillingness to risk ...
Little Wing @ Scandinavian Film Festival, Palace Electric Cinema

Little Wing @ Scandinavian Film Festival, Palace Electric Cinema

Selma Vilhunen’s debut feature film depicts twelve-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog) as more emotionally mature than her mother, more capable of ...