Day: 29 November 2022


DOBBY calls out cultural tokenism with potent “That’s Not Me” featuring L-FRESH The LION

Sydney-based rapper DOBBY has been carving a name for himself for delivering songs with a strong message, and continues along this rich vein with the hard-hitting “That’s Not Me”. The track highlights how First Nations peoples are often expected to conform to certain norms in order to be given opportunities. DOBBY explains: “It’s time for us…

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Interview: Tommy Wirkola on Violent Night, balancing comedy and tension, and how Home Alone informed much of the film’s brutality

When Peter Gray last spoke to Tommy Wirkola, the director had just released the trailer for his anticipated seasonal action/comedy Violent Night. Now with the film –  centred around a team of mercenaries who break into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve and find themselves unprepared for a surprise combatant in Santa Claus (David…

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Exploring Denver’s RiNo Art District: How to spend the day, and where to stay the night

An easy trip from Denver’s International Airport on the A Train, and minutes from Union Station, Denver’s River North Art District – known as RiNo – was established in 2005 and sits as part of the city’s ever growing Five Points neighbourhood. There’s a lot to love about the vibrancy of the district, but one…

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Goat Simulator 3 Review: A Hilariously Good Time

I’ll admit right upfront, that I’ve never played the original Goat Simulator before Goat Simulator 3. But after playing the newest entry in the franchise, I’m not sure why or how I’d ever missed it. That being said, if you tried looking for Goat Simulator 2, don’t bother; it doesn’t actually exist, making Goat Simulator…

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meadowhip takes us track by track through her soulful debut EP Ruckus

Sydney indie-pop singer-songwriter/poet meadowhip has today shared her soulful debut EP Ruckus, a journal of transformation and acceptance. The solo project from Cara Walkam comes after a major haemorrhagic stroke in 2019 and sees her utilise music as an outlet to overcome self-doubt in this transitional part of her life. “After several months of intense…

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Blu-Ray Review: Beast is an entertaining and emotional creature feature

Given that we’ve had a share of snakes and sharks and bears (Oh My!) over the years as the creatures that have opted to stalk various familiar-faced talent, it’s only fair that the majestic king of the jungle get their due too. If the circle of life taught us anything, it’s that what goes around…

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Kyle Charles Hall “in love, 23” (2022)

Do you remember what it was like to hit your mid-20s and wonder where your life just went and where it’s going? Sydney indie-pop singer Kyle Charles Hall channels this change and reflects on the bright side of it in his latest single “in love, 23” – released 25 Nov – and has today shared…

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Interview: “The oven is a great bit of kit that I feel we can use so much more.” Nadiya Hussain talks about her new cookbook Nadiya’s Everyday Baking

One of Britain’s most beloved bakers — and someone who lights up our screens regularly here in Australia — Nadiya Hussain, has another cookbook coming out, Nadiya’s Everyday Baking. The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner infuses her new cookbook with the usual trademark shortcuts while encouraging home bakers to use their oven every day…

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