Day: 10 March 2023

Festival Review: Mona Foma in Launceston finds its quirky, inclusive footing for its 2023 edition

After debuting its Launceston component in 2019, it’s a shame that Mona Foma – so often associated with its decade+ engagement in Hobart – had to momentarily stall its grind (as did the rest of the art scene) when a certain pandemic gloomed over the globe. In 2023, it’s more than making up for lost…

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Jennifer Lawrence will “date” you hard in hilarious No Hard Feelings trailer

Skinny dipping, throat punches and pepper spray.  What won’t Jennifer Lawrence endure to date an “unfuckable” 19-year-old? No Hard Feelings proves it all. The red-band trailer for the new Gene Stupnitsky-directed coming-of-age sex comedy has been released, with Lawrence embracing her natural comedic sensibilities as Maddie, an “Uber driver without a car” who’s close to…

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Photo Gallery: Alice Phoebe Lou + Gabriella Cohen – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (09.03.23)

Alice Phoebe Lou on tour for the first time in Australia played a sold out Oxford Art Factory supported by the talented Gabriella Cohen solo. Singer-songwriter Alice born in South Africa, based in Berlin, Germany is not new to the music scene having released four studio albums and her 2016 song “She” being shortlisted for…

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New Music Discoveries 10th March: Róisín Murphy, Telenova, Christine and the Queens, and more

This week we’ve added a further ten new tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Our Track of the Week is “CooCool” from the ever cool and creative Irish singer, songwriter and producer Ròisín Murphy. Produced by German electronic artist DJ Koze, “CooCool” heralds Murphy’s signing to record label Ninja Tune. It’s…

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Higher Education by Kira McPherson features a salmon pink cover with yellow title text. The illustration is of a cartoon woman dangling her toes into an open book like she's paddling in a pool.

Book Review: Higher Education is a Rooney-esque exploration of Australian universities in the late 2000s

Whilst reading Kira McPherson‘s debut novel Higher Education, I couldn’t help but feel like the interior world of the novel was familiar. It wasn’t until I was a few chapters in that I realised it was set in Perth. Don’t get me wrong – it was not the book’s fault that I didn’t realise. It’s just…

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