Flora, Fauna and Challenging History – Bangarra’s Dark Emu


  Following up a critically acclaimed show that has enjoyed a sell-out season is always going to be tricky, but for Bangarra, Australia’s indigenous performing arts company, story telling is in the blood and artistic director Stephen Page has seemingly no shortage of inspiration. After exploring the story of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior man of the Eora, in Bennelong last year, Bangarra’s new work Dark Emu moves away from narrative and instead delves deep into the academic. Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s book of the same name, Dark Emu challenges the hunter-gatherer tag that has been applied to Australia’s first peoples… Continue Reading

In Conversation: Musician Shoeb Ahmad and designer Adam J Bragg


  For Shoeb Ahmad, musical experiences have always been tied up with how they’re visualized. On the eve of a new creative project — her latest album quiver, and the singles that precede it — she turned to long-time collaborator: designer Adam J Bragg, to help shape the visual identity of the record. Now that the album is out in the world, the pair caught up to chat about everything from their shared musical lineage to the times they’d drink coffee together while Ahmad spent days off with her son.   Shoeb: Adam J Bragg and I have been collaborating for the… Continue Reading

Eurydice Dixon was let down – It’s time for tangible and effective change


  Did you know that since the September 11 attacks in 2001 there have been six people killed by terrorists in Australia? This is itself a hideous thing to think about, and it should make us grateful for the anti-terrorist measures that the government and police force are always undertaking. Did you know that since 1 January 2018 there have been thirty women killed in Australia? That is more than one woman killed each week. Really think about it for a moment. Thirty women. And yet, in the federal budget this year, Malcolm Turnbull’s government committed more money to a… Continue Reading

Queer Eye – What Went Down in Yass


  After breaking this story wide open on Tuesday in an article that scooped mainstream media (a huge win for the little guy, we even got picked up by Pedestrian TV!) we of course wanted to head straight to Yass and see just what was going down. However, after having already taken a rather extended lunch break on Tuesday to lay eyes on the handsome visages of Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk as they made their way from The Cupping Room to the city, taking a whole day off work to trail them… Continue Reading

Queer Eye for the Yass Guy


  One of our favourite people at the Canberra Times has just published an article postulating that the fab five are in Canberra to make over a lucky Canberra man. Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk have touched down in the nations capital and, thanks to the power of instagram, we know they are staying at the Ovolo hotel in New Acton. We can rather gleefully reveal, largely due to the combined efforts of our interconnected web of spies, that our favourite quintet will in fact be making over a lucky someone from the… Continue Reading

May 2018 – 2


  Fashion  The New York Times André Leon Talley’s Next Act Vanessa Friedman, 24/5/18 ‘Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.’ Read More   The Canberra Times Fashfest running late but still happening, say organisers Bree Winchester, 24/5/18 ‘It’s been all quiet on the Fashfest front so far this year but the event is definitely happening in 2018 according to organisers.’ Read More   The Guardian Interview magazine closes, ending a 50-year survey of Manhattan cool Edward Helmore, 22/5/18 ‘Magazine founded… Continue Reading

Our Pick of The Sydney Writer’s Festival


The Sydney Writer’s Festival is back for 2018 with what feels like a million events celebrating writing, books and ideas.  While the Festival’s usual home at Walsh Bay is undergoing a refurbishment, this year’s festivities will be taking place at Carriageworks. If you are feeling intimidated by the volume of talks taking place, we have done the hard work for you and combed through each and every one to bring you our edit of what’s not to be missed.     Explore 2018 The Sydney Writers Festival  

March 2018 – 3


  Fashion Business of Fashion Is a Revolution Finally Coming to Feminine Care? Tamison O’Connor, 8/3/18 ‘A flurry of fashionable fem care startups are taking aim at Tampax.’ Read More   The Fashion Law Julie Zerbo, 15/3/18 UPDATED: H&M Calls Foul on “Vandal” Graffiti Artist’s Threat of Lawsuit‘According to H&M’s newly-filed lawsuit, Jason “Revok” Williams, a famous Los Angeles-based graffiti artist, sent H&M a cease and desist letter, alleging that the Swedish fast fashion giant had “included [his] original artwork in an advertising campaign for H&M products without his permission or knowledge.”’ Read More   Fitness  Planet Ark News The… Continue Reading