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Laneway To Go

Photo of Samuel T Herring by Daniel Boud

We talk about very specific scenes in the movie E.T. My friend’s sister is on drugs and she’s licking her gums a lot. It’s putting me off. I’m falling asleep against a crate until Caribou play ‘Can’t Do Without You’ and we all start tripping over each other, frantically trying to manufacture a coherent dance move.

Calling The Oscars

Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris. Phil McCarten / ©A.M.P.A.S.

After nominations for the Academy Awards were announced on January 15th – and the annual accusations of sexism, racism, xenophobia – the field actually looks, well, pretty good. Despite some snubs, the batch of films considered have won a lot of love away from the incestuous pit of opulence that […]

Life and Life Drawing

David Shrigley, Untitled (please try to forget that you saw me), 2014 (via

Step into the dark, satirical world of David Shrigley’s mind. The Glasgow-based artist epitomises the contemporary collide between adult humour and child-like frivolity with his deliberately simple and tragicomical style. Life and Life Drawing exhibits a vast compilation of Shrigley’s most recent works – including drawings, paintings, sculpture, animated videos […]

Students protest as Fossil Free campaign continues


Students from the group Fossil Free Melbourne University (FFMU) gathered at the Swanston Street entrance of the University on Thursday morning, displaying a banner stating that “The race to divest is on – UniMelb is losing”, then taping it to the Administration Building. The action came in the wake of […]

An Ode to Re-Enrolment

The process of enrolling and I have always had a love-hate relationship. Actually it’s more like a hate-hate relationship, if it’s possible for a computer-generated system to hate a human being (and I’m pretty sure it is).