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Wednesday 2 May 2012
Culture

culture valkyrie: one direction where?

Freya Greenwood
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So, it has come to this. We are sour, elderly curmudgeons, squinting at our television screens and muttering into our handkerchiefs, “Which is this ‘One Direction’ of which you speak?” The good news is, it’s not some creepy cult the kids have all joined. (Or is it? Surely, there are subliminal forces at work here,…
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Thursday 15 March 2012
Culture

culture valkyrie: trolling is an art, the history of the internet menace

Freya Greenwood
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Depending on which generation you are from, (Y, X, Boomer) you’ll most likely recognise a troll as one of the following: a fuzzy-headed nudist with an outie; the arch-nemesis of David the Gnome; or an arsehole under a bridge with a penchant for goat-meat. However, if you’re of the nebulous Z Generation (sometimes called the…
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Tuesday 21 February 2012
Culture

culture valkyrie: how low-brow can you go? please marry my boy

Freya Greenwood
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Deviating slightly from the male wish fulfilment trope of other reality dating shows like Farmer Wants Someone to Do the Dishes, Channel Seven’s new smash hit (not really) is all about girl power (but not really). But sort of! This one’s about the matriarchy, with domineering Mums who manipulate their awkward offsprings’ sex lives. It’s…
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Wednesday 15 February 2012
Culture Featured

culture valkyrie: why lana del rey cannot be a feminist role model

Freya Greenwood
24 comments

I really want to like Lana Del Rey. Partly, this is because of my fascination with how Lana-bashing has swiftly taken over from Zooey-bashing by the kind of boys who howl feverishly when realising that their manic-pixie-dream-girls are, in fact, manufactured-pixels-on-a-director’s-screen girls. Something about the horror delights me. Chicks with collagen-injected lips and personal stylists…
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Tuesday 8 November 2011
Fashion

clothes-mindedness

Freya Greenwood
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I think that one of my greatest regrets for the human race collectively is the fact that we somehow evolved away from having beautiful, luxurious furry pelts. Yes, I know we’ve had famines and genocides and the like, and that’s why I say one of. Bear with me (or should I say, bare with me?…
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