Category Archive: opinion

Love’s voice is louder than hate. #lovewins

The colours of the rainbow brightened our Facebook newsfeeds last week as users updated their profile pictures in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of marriage equality. Same-sex couples can… Read More

Friedrich Nietzsche on Pop Music

In the second instalment of our new series, Chloe Mayne looks at legendary German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and his thoughts on popular music: What’s the role of music in our lives? More importantly,… Read More

Martin Buber on Treating One Another Better

Chloe Mayne looks at one of the most striking works by Jewish philosopher Martin Buber: How can we adjust the way that we interact with the world in order to value it in… Read More

Lifestyle: Why I Love Crochet

As autumn begins to creep between the sheets of the southern hemisphere, Chloe Mayne (re)discovers a woolly way to fill the time: After a long summer of luxuriating in sandy toes, salty hair… Read More

Thank you and Goodnight, Carter USM

This weekend, Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine will, over a quarter-of-a-Century since forming, cease to be unstoppable. Bobby Townsend pays his respects: Eastbourne, in the UK county of East Sussex, isn’t at the… Read More

(Kinda) seeing Arcade Fire at The Forum

Tenley Nordstrom checked out Arcade Fire’s gig last week. Well, she would have done if she could have seen/heard what was happening… Let’s face it, a lot of concerts these days are expensive,… Read More

Cheap Living Vs Being a Dirty Hipster

Part One: The Ownership of Cool. Poor is cool, you know, as long as it’s the right kind. The ‘correct’ type of poor in the West usually involves being young, educated, not-on-too-many-drugs and… Read More

China and institutionalised amnesia

I’m standing at exit A of the Second Worker’s Cultural Palace metro station and it’s 3pm. All the details are correct, I’ve checked three times in the last 15 minutes. Sweat is sliding… Read More

Breaking up with American Apparel

When you write a break-up letter and don’t hear back you know it’s really over, as somethingyousaid’s Oliver Heath discovers: We were done, and I’d decided to pull the plug in a letter,… Read More

Greetings From Wycliffe Well

Nathan Roche searches for extra-terrestrial activity in Australia’s Northern Territory: The question is begging to be asked: “At what point does a small town realise it has no economy and must lie its way… Read More

How To Survive A Shit Office Job

Every idealistic youth takes a pre-poverty line vow to avoid the mire of corporate employment. But mounting living-costs keep the gears of the office world churning, and burnt-out idealism turns into “smart-casual” and… Read More

Start The Riot: Ollie Henderson Interview

Recently, you may have noticed fashionable young folk sporting political slogans across their chests. Welcome to Start The Riot, the brainchild of Australian model/artist Olivia Henderson. We found out a bit more…  To the… Read More