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In the Comment pages of today’s Age under a banner advertising the paper’s ‘Quality commentary’, is a piece by Christopher Bantick, aptly (self-)described as ‘a senior literature teacher at a Melbourne boys’ Anglican grammar school. Unfortunately for Bantick, his opinion (also available at The Age online) only serves to prove aspects of his title, as …

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Last Friday night I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of The Brainwash Project’s first print magazine. The Brainwash Project was created for young women as something “inclusive, empowering, intellectually stimulating and fresh”, by Melbournian, Jess Barlow. The Brainwash Project is somewhat of a healthy antidote to the countless publications that (un-intendedly?) serve …

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Blame Babe Walker: #firstworldpains, #firstworldproblems, #whitegirlproblems. Giving them any such title or category is ridiculously politically incorrect. I hate them but I love them, and I know you do too. Thus, I present to you a list of snags on which we really need to gain some perspective. Tell me your petty pet-hates and watch …

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  Instagram may have you believe photography consists only of snacks, scenery and shameless selfies, but Sydney-based photographer, Vara, unveils a unique lens through which we can see the streets around us. He works as a street photographer, shooting portraits of “people with something interesting to share. It might be the way they look or …

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Has Instagram propelled the Duck Face into our every minute of every day? Have Duck Faced girls been there all along and are just utilising a new technology to sprout their pouts upon? Is the Duck Face something of a MySpace era revival stage we are going through? In fact, what is this ‘of the …

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