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Thursday 23 February 2012
Opinion

‘Bludgers’ and ‘Parasites’: What Happened to Our Compassion?

Bianca Bozzi
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Unemployment in Australia has long been a contentious issue, where there is usually no in between as many are quick to choose a side: either you feel compassion for those struggling to balance a basic standard of living with trying to look for work or you believe that no obstacle should have to stand in…
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Friday 16 December 2011
Books

lip lit: tahereh mafi, shatter me

Bianca Bozzi
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I can already hear most of you groaning: ‘Oh great, another supernatural romance…’ Although it is another supernatural romance for the young adult market, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi actually has a great concept of a dark and dystopian world, in a similar vein as Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden and recent…
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Sunday 30 October 2011
Books

Lip Lit: 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Maureen Johnson

Bianca Bozzi
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Don’t let the girlish-looking cover fool you. This is quite an insightful and enjoyable book in a demographic currently overloaded with sexism and clichés, which only serves to make it all the more refreshing. 13 Little Blue Envelopes surrounds the adventures of the usually non-adventurous Ginny Blackstone, who is sent on a whirlwind trip around…
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Wednesday 31 August 2011
Art

art profile: mika ninagawa

Bianca Bozzi
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Dramatic, vivid, loud, beautiful… These words spring to mind when admiring the stand- out photography of Mika Ninagawa, with almost every colour in the rainbow making an appearance in many of her photos, along with daring and dramatic lashings of femininity. Ninagawa, born in 1972 in Tokyo, Japan, specialises in both portrait photography and still…
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Sunday 14 August 2011
Featured Film

dvd review: daria – the complete series

Bianca Bozzi
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It has been a long, long time coming, a whole decade to be precise. Apparently there was a time when MTV used to play content relating to music, before dispensing of all that to replace it with reality TV ad nauseam and maybe the occasional song or two. MTV also had an animation department that…
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Wednesday 29 June 2011
Film

mirror, mirror on the wall, who can make the most modern remake of all?

Bianca Bozzi
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Fairytales are no longer bedtime story fodder. Although they have long been told for both entertainment purposes and as cautionary tales for children decade after decade, in recent years there has been a Hollywood renaissance in revamping fairytales for a more modern audience. So far, we have seen retellings of Beauty and the Beast (Beastly),…
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Wednesday 15 June 2011
Fashion

fashion profile: destroy x

Bianca Bozzi
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Destroy X’s creator, Amelia Arsenic has an ambitious objective for her website: ‘I aim to inspire, provoke debate and share my knowledge through regular posts about the wonderfully decadent, eccentric and dark visually exciting world that we find ourselves in.’ Currently residing in New York after living in Berlin, 24 year-old Amelia Arsenic is involved…
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