Arts & Culture

Lights…Camera…Fashion Week!

As Australia’s biggest fashion event of the year draws to an end, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), discussion has been circulating on the success of this year’s shows and the state of the Australian fashion industry. MBFWA took place at Carriageworks in Sydney from the 12th until the 16th of April, where fashion fanatics commenced to source out the ...

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Dressing up nerds are onto something

They’re often dismissed as geeks or nerds but it seems people who like to dress up as superheroes or their favourite TV or movie characters are onto something. New research at the University of Adelaide has found cosplay, short for costumed play, is actually helping people develop social and creative skills, find friends and become socially acceptable. “Cosplay and other ...

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Music Review: Wale – The Album About Nothing

In the 21st century it is really difficult to surprise the masses with original and exciting content. Most Hollywood blockbusters are either based on novels, are a sequel, prequel or reboot to another successful movie series or are simply not innovative. Music, particularly rap, is kind of the same. Even though the genre is young compared to others, it has ...

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Undressed: The Evolution of Underwear

From conservative to racy, functional to expressive, the Powerhouse Museum bares all with its new exhibit Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion. The exhibit explores the constriction and manipulation of bodies to conform to the different visions of the ideal figure over the past three decades. There are more than 80 items of underwear on display, including some which ...

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Kardashian cut on Jewish news website

An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian – one of the world’s most photographed women – from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week. The original photo of Kardashian, her husband Kanye West and Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Kardashian was blurred in another. Nissim Ben Haim, ...

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Movie Review: Disney’s Cinderella

  There are few movies that can survive numerous remakes and still have people lining up at their nearest cinema for tickets, and Disney’s Cinderella continues to be one of them. Famed actor turned director Kenneth Branagh brings the classic “rags to riches” story we all know and love to the big screen and with the help of a wonderful ...

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The arrival of Netflix and Stan causes Foxtel to lift its game

Under threat by several new TV streaming services, Foxtel has called-on Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley to lift the pay-TV service’s profile. The much-loved English actress stars in a multi-platform promotional campaign in which she appears as characters from Foxtel’s range of local and international dramas. Lumley’s tongue-in-cheek characters are drawn from shows such as music drama Nashville, Aussie series ...

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Queen intervenes over baby’s title

If the Queen had not intervened, the new royal baby would be a lord or a lady, rather than a prince or a princess, and would not be an HRH. Under past rules, only a first-born son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would automatically have become a prince. A Letters Patent in 1917, issued by King George V, ...

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Today’s Easter Show Highlights and Photo Gallery

It’s Day 10 of the Sydney Royal Easter Show and here are some of the highlights: Today is Youth in Ag Day, a special feature at the Sydney Royal Easter Show (the Show), recognising the contribution of young people in rural and regional communities. Head down to the Food Farm, where kids can receive their tractor licence, become honorary jackeroos ...

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Robin Williams’ wife, kids head to court

Lawyers for Robin Williams’ wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian’s estate. The lawyers are scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge on Monday, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams’ wife, ...

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