Day: 15 March 2022

Interview: Thomas Headon on TikTok, teenage independence and his Victoria EP.

Thomas Headon is one of TikTok’s rising stars, going viral on the platform with tracks “Grace” and “Clean Me Up“, all while a life-size cutout of Harry Styles strategically lurked in the background. It’s easy to see that Thomas draws inspiration from Styles, from his pearl-wearing aesthetics to boyish charm, though sonically it’s a little…

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TV Review : Upload S2 sticks to its weird and wacky formula, diving deeper into the digital afterlife

It’s been two years since the first season of Upload, an off-beat comedy set in the future where the wealthy can upload their consciousness to a digital afterlife and continue living in a perfect world of their creation. The first season was the perfect blend of comedy mixed with drama exploring themes of loss, love…

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Everything Will Be Alright is a bleak yet soul-stirring drama that speaks to our universal determination: SXSW Film Festival Review

A pandemic story without exclusively being as such, Everything Will Be Alright has an everyman-type quality to it in how it presents the dilemmas the Coronavirus inflicted upon the world.  Director Farhard Pakdel fuses his narrative with a heightened sense of drama though, injecting a potentially triggering additive that further highlights how people’s realities were…

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Courtney Barnett

Live Review and Gallery: WOMADelaide Day Two featuring Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Motez and Courtney Barnett

With such and incredible range of music on offer at Womadelaide, it can be easy to forget that there is much more available. HEXADECA music-making playground and roving performers entertain the families. There’s Eddie Betts story time in the KidsZone. Yoga from Human.Kind studios for the early risers. The Taste the World sessions have moved into…

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Bosh! On A Budget

Cookbook Review: BOSH! on a Budget makes cooking delicious vegan dishes achievable and affordable

In the past, my cookbook shelf has been guilty of the ultimate home cooking sin: being purely inspirational and decorative. I find many cookbooks have insanely long ingredient lists packed with obscure and expensive items, so I often stick to my old favourites or Google specific ideas. But BOSH! on a Budget is different. The…

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Live Review and Gallery: WOMADelaide opens Friday night with a massive lineup including Baker Boy, Taikoz, and L.A.B.

Celebrating thirty years of presenting world music, WOMADelaide has weathered COVID restrictions to put on a massive show for 2022. As international travel uncertainties played out, the focus this year has been on highlighting Indigenous and Pacific Island acts. After the traditional Kuarna Welcome to Country, Cairo-born oud virtuoso, Joseph Tawadros played with the Adelaide…

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Pretty Problems comedically indulges in the unpleasantness of the privileged: SXSW Film Festival

When watching Kestrin Pantera‘s Pretty Problems, if such titles as This Is 40, Wanderlust, The Invitation, White Lotus, and/or Schitt’s Creek come to mind, you can sit comfortably knowing that was somewhat deliberate.  Though there’s evident inspiration from such vast titles, Pretty Problems is still very much its own being; it just helps it has…

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