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Actual Russian Brides – Wife Beats

August 6, 2013 |

How did the band name come about? 

Lindsay Webb (a.k.a. Baby Swindle): Actual Russian Brides? Drunk. Elle was trying to explain to a group of friends that a colleague had a new girlfriend who was … tall … glamorous … … Read More

Skull Movies: Scene V: Hula-Hoops Along the Razor’s Edge

August 6, 2013 |

The Hudsucker Proxy: let me tell you about it. It’s a lavish smörgasbord of tall cityscapes, wide office interiors and wood-panelled, hallowed halls of commerce and greed, while still retaining a little office desk for the good-hearted working man. Every … Read More

Stralian Strories – Kenneth Slessor a reluctant master by Neil Boyack

August 6, 2013 |

Kenneth Slessor wrote some culture defining Australian poetry and is still considered as one of Australia’s great poets.  Aside from poetry however, he was a decorated journalist and “writing industry” leader having a hand in managing peak industry bodies, editing, writing … Read More

Dear Dreamboat

August 6, 2013 |

Dear Dreamboat

I was outside an antique shop. There was something ornate in a box. It was beaded in lines of reds and golds. The object was hanging from some wires. As I turned it around I realised it was … Read More

Melburnin’ August 2013

August 6, 2013 |

by Inga Walton

 

Since May, the floating installation clinamen (2013) by French artist and composer Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has been casting quite a spell on viewers to the National Gallery of Victoria (until 8 September, 2013). Many have settled themselves … Read More

ACTease August 2013

August 6, 2013 |

by Courtney Symes

 

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend a Seekers concert. Having bought the tickets as a Christmas present for my mum, I have to confess my knowledge of The Seekers’ repertoire was limited … Read More

Greetings from London town by Ben Laycock

July 2, 2013 |

We land in London in the depths of winter, amazed to see throngs of cyclists, covered from head to foot, merrily riding in the rain. It turns out Red Ken Livingston has slapped a 5 pound congestion tax on the … Read More

Greenwish #16 designs by Horse

July 2, 2013 |

Power Shoes As if walking doesn’t have enough elephant stamps when it comes to the environment, a researcher at Louisiana Tech University has now designed the ‘Piezo Power Shoe’. It contains a tiny generator in its sole that can charge … Read More

Stralian Stories – Wild White Men: living between cultures by Neil Boyack

July 2, 2013 |

Throughout the invasion/colonisation of this country there have been numerous instances where Aboriginal people have assisted, supported, guided, and rescued white explorers, convicts, bushrangers and children.  Often this assistance has come through a sense of graciousness that is aided by … Read More

ACTease by Courtney Symes

July 2, 2013 |

What do your possessions say about you? Imagine that a collection of your favourite items, including paintings and drawings you created, clothing, furniture and other precious mementos were locked away in a room for fifty years before being uncovered to … Read More