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Friday 29 June 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: marieke hardy – you’ll be sorry when i’m dead

Lachlan Aird
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You’ll be Sorry When I’m Dead is an intriguing title for an autobiography. With a title like that, I expected the ex-Triple J breakfast show host, First Tuesday Book Club co-host, The Age opinion columnist and all-round Left Wing political nuisance Marieke Hardy’s memoir to be a punch in the guts and hard, meaningful double…
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Tuesday 8 May 2012
Books

lip lit: teju cole, open city

Lachlan Aird
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‘Open City’ is not an easy book to discuss. The city it refers to is New York, where the majority of the book is set, besides a jaunt in Brussels and flashbacks in Lagos. Perhaps continue reading this review with LCD Soundsystem’s New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down in the background….
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Sunday 26 February 2012
Music

interview: katie noonan

Lachlan Aird
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Undeniably, Katie Noonan is one of the most loved figures in Australian music. She has reunited with one of her first projects Elixir, a jazz trio with her husband Zac Hurren and Stephen Magnusson. While touring their ARIA winning second album First Seed Ripening, I spoke to Katie about what audiences can expect from Elixir now, what inspires…
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Thursday 2 February 2012
Books

lip lit: alan glynn, bloodland

Lachlan Aird
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  Conspiracy theories suggest that something with a seemingly simple explanation explodes into a cyclone of lies, deceit and corruption. Alan Glynn’s Bloodland is a prime example of this phenomenon. Struggling journalist Jimmy Gilroy is given a mundane assignment to write the biography of a train-wreck tabloid star, who died in a helicopter crash three…
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Wednesday 1 February 2012
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interview: murder by death

Lachlan Aird
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Don’t be put off by the name that doesn’t really make sense and sounds pretty hardcore-tastic – it’s a movie reference…Murder by Death have been around  for over a decade now and have released five albums, the most recent Good Morning, Magpie, released in 2010. After finally making it to Australia for their February tour,…
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Tuesday 17 January 2012
Film

film: snowtown – it tells more than just a story

Lachlan Aird
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Australian cinema in 2011 was dominated by Snowtown; the controversial cinematic depiction of the ‘Bodies in the Barrel’ case that is known as Australia’s worst and most infamous serial killings. Having only recently viewed the film, all I can say is that it’s the most disturbing film I have ever seen… and I’ve seen some…
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Wednesday 4 January 2012
Film

film review: we bought a zoo

Lachlan Aird
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I will admit, I was apprehensive to allow Visa to sponsor me to see something with such a stupid title. It sounds like one of those comedies that make me want to take money away from stupid Americans who make stupid movies (Hot Tub Time Machine? Just stop me right there). Thankfully, I was proven…
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Tuesday 6 December 2011
Fashion Featured

my eveningwear evolution: why it’s easier being me

Lachlan Aird
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Today marked a momentous occasion for any man. One of those coming-of-age milestones (no, not of the sexual nature) but rather an event that made me realise that I am indeed encroaching on a new phase in my life in that I may actually be one of these adults I hear so much about… I…
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Wednesday 30 November 2011
Film

film review: contagion

Lachlan Aird
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Contagion is essentially the Love Actually of disease thrillers. Seemingly disconnected narratives intersect to illustrate the world’s response to a new super-virus with a devastating severity that is beyond any other health crisis of our lifetime. For those of you not familiar with Love Actually, the similarities tend to end at the narrative’s structure and…
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Thursday 10 November 2011
Culture

don’t call me crazy: masculin(san)ity

Lachlan Aird
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I am happy to admit that it can’t be easy being a girl. Menstrual systems and hormones – gosh that must suck. What do we get? Boners. I’ll take the boner. To state the obvious, the feminist revolution has done amazing thing for women’s image and identity. And things can only get better. There is…
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Sunday 2 October 2011
Film

film review: horrible bosses

Lachlan Aird
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Lachlan Aird reviews the clever revenge comedy, Horrible Bosses.

Sunday 11 September 2011
Film

film review: captain america, the first avenger

Lachlan Aird
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I can see how a die-hard Captain America fan could be vastly disappointed in the film adaptation of what I’m sure is a much-loved comic book hero. Luckily for me, I had no previous Captain America knowledge to irk me through its big-budget Hollywood film treatment, and I can happily say that overall it wasn’t…
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Wednesday 31 August 2011
Fashion Featured

embracing my disability

Lachlan Aird
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Until I was seven I genuinely thought that everyone had a really hard time seeing. I thought that half the challenge of having an education was being able to read the blackboard and that kids who drew self-portraits with “freckles” were just using their imagination. All my childhood memories will remain beautiful as they have…
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