Words by Matt Beard – Philosopher at The Ethics Centre There’s plenty of argument around – not all of it good. We see finger-pointing and name-calling but not many genuine attempts to understand someone else’s point of view. It makes...
In a country that hosts game shows featuring ‘orgasm competitions’, and parlours offering sex with robots that talk and feel real, it’s definitely a place where people can feel quite normal no matter how they get off, or what...
As St. Jerome's Laneway Festival hits Sydney this Saturday with a killer line-up of Tame Impala, Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), Aurora, Sampa The Great and many more, it might be time to brush up on what the hell is acceptable, social behavior...
The Secret Garden Festival is a forty-eight-hour romp in the forest; featuring an intoxicating mix of bands, DJs and drag queens. What makes this festival even more freaking fantastic is the obligatory fancy dress. Why dress up at a...
“They wanna see me blend in like Realtree. But I can’tz do thatz. I got’s to do me” – Le1f Masc drag: an underground term for accessories that fem gay men can use to make themselves appear superficially more masculine. Just...
Felicity Frockaccino is one of Sydney’s few full time drag queens. In 2005, Shay Evan’s birthed Felicity in Wellington, New Zealand with a blue ruffled dress and black eyeliner that ran from the eyelid to the eyebrow. Now, freshly...
January 21st saw women around the world take to their streets in solidarity with the Women’s March, beginning in Washington DC. Spurred on by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, they declared that women’s rights...
Cloves is that kind of multi-talented singer that makes you wish you’d at least tried out for your high school’s glee club auditions. Possessing a hauntingly beautiful voice, the young singer hails from Melbourne where she started off her music...
Sometimes it's easy to think that all governments are the same: they see a social problem and punch down on it with ham-fisted policies (*cough* Sydney nightlife). To reaffirm your belief in any form of government, here are a few...
They’re verging on Australian institution. They’ve played Future Music, Stereosonic, and gigs all over the country. The destination for Die Antwoord? Sky-high success; the kind that a South African artist has rarely seen. The journey there however, appears murky. Upon attending their...

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