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Review

Portable Curiosities – Julie Koh

Themes of isolation, nationalism, prejudice, objectification, innocence, vanity, ambition, and greed permeate the surfaces of Koh’s surreal stories – a review by Tsarie Duthie. * It can be an absurd and demoralising experience to be a woman of Asian descent in Australia. No matter how well you “integrate” into society ­­­– carefully  ...

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Blog

Ang’s Artists: Adrian Tomine

Art Director Rachel Ang does a series on some of her favourite artists.  Ren Hang’s recent death by suicide shook me deeply. I wasn’t sure why, but I had an inkling. We were around the same age, and both struggled with cyclical depression. I have attempted suicide, and sometimes I still find myself considering it. But I also admired his  ...

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Review

An hour of laughs with Aaron Chen

Victoria McGlynn reviews Aaron Chen’s set at the Brisbane Comedy Festival. It is a Thursday night, and the Brisbane Powerhouse seems like the place to be, with the Brisbane Comedy Festival drawing huge crowds. The building is lit in cool blue light, and buzzes with conversation from patrons bunched in intimate groups. There is a small  ...

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Article

#NotPhoYourEntertainment

May Tran Illustrated by Simone Cheuanghane This article has been republished from the Moonlight Feminists website cw: poverty, war, sex work, suicide Over the past year and a half, May Tran (writer, student and professional procrastinator of Vietnamese descent) has been inundated with PR for two professional and sixteen-hundred amateur  ...

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Stationery Corner

Soft Covers!?

I’ve never been a big fan of soft covered notebooks. They’re just a little too flimsy for me, and I like to use my books and/or notebooks as a supportive “wall” in my bags so they have some kind of structure (yeah, I know, shush). I wouldn’t go out and buy one of them myself, but thanks to the good folks at  ...

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