Overrated/Underrated

Overrated/underrated: Shakespeare vs modern texts

0 Comments 16 April 2014

OVERRATED: Studying Shakespeare Almost four centuries since his death, the depressing and dismal words of William Shakespeare still circulate through our school system. The prolonged, exaggerated and just plain old tales of misery, hatred and forbidden love have long been outdated. From the naked witches of Macbeth to the idiocy of Romeo and Juliet, the 37 […]

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Reviews

Rebecca De Unamuno exposes the truth about online dating in Kiss My Date

0 Comments 13 April 2014

In a performance truly worth seeing, Kiss My Date by Rebecca De Unamuno presents a moral message belonging to a Disney film: to hold out for a hero. Although the first impression of a fairly small room with only a few rows of seats gave me some doubts about De Unamuno’s act, I came to […]

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Reviews

The Umbilical Brothers KiDShoW (Not Suitable for Children)

0 Comments 13 April 2014

There are a few things one must bring along to enjoy Shane’s and David’s The Umbilical Brothers KiDShoW (Not Suitable for Children) comedy performance that is being held this month at the Playhouse Theatre as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 1. No kids. If there is one thing you must bring to the […]

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Sport

Looking back at Andrew Demetriou’s AFL legacy

0 Comments 26 March 2014

He may have not been the tallest or strongest man. He may not have been the most athletic, or the most skilled, and he never graced the Australian Football League field with his presence. But Andrew Demetriou impacted the game like few before him. The oft-maligned CEO of the biggest sport in Australia has overseen […]

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Reviews

300: Rise of a franchise

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Every so often, a special kind of film appears in the cinemas. A film that excels in some areas and lacks in others. A film that is lame and predictable, while still being extremely awesome at the same time. 300: Rise of An Empire is one of those films. Those who saw the original 300, […]

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News

MH370 sparks fears for air travel safety

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Australian authorities have reaffirmed the safety of aircraft technology despite the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 sparking worldwide concern over the reliability of air travel. Just after midnight on 8 March Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport, seemingly safe and secure. Less than an hour later, the aircraft disappeared off the […]

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News

Push against Ugandan anti-gay laws continues in Australian Government and Ugandan courts

0 Comments 26 March 2014

Criticism of Uganda’s harsh “anti-homosexual” laws is now coming from the Australian government, even as gay activists in Uganda continue to oppose the country’s homophobic political turn. Uganda signed its “anti-homosexuality” bill on the 24th of February, after a unanimous vote. Many have protested that the bill itself is medieval and out-dated, criminalising homosexual acts […]

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News

MH370 exposes widespread passport fraud

0 Comments 19 March 2014

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has unearthed a large failure in the global passport network. The announcement that two of the passengers were travelling on stolen passports has experts questioning whether our airport security is truly adequate. Since 2002, according to Interpol, over 40 million travel documents have been reported missing, stolen or […]

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Analysis

The global slide of democracy

0 Comments 19 March 2014

When the Soviet Union imploded at the end of 1991, history changed forever. The United States had won the Cold War, and the start of 1992 was felt by many to be the start of democracy — that glorious, sought-after beacon of hope and freedom — taking a (mostly) non-stop march to global triumph. Authoritarian […]

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News

Controversial split overshadows landmark ICC conviction

1 Comment 19 March 2014

The International Criminal Court this month secured the conviction of Germain Katanga of the Democratic Republic of Congo in a controversially split verdict (2-1) at The Hague. Katanga was found guilty of multiple charges, including murder and rape, in a milestone case that marks the second conviction by the International Criminal Court in its 12 […]

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