Category Archive: opinion

(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

Opinion: The Whole Food Contradiction

  Katherine Helps has a tongue-in-cheek rant… An Open Letter to Self-Satisfied Yogis Everywhere,  Dear Enlightened One, I see you. In that blouse that you bought from Free People at an exorbitant price regardless… Read More

How to be a creep and get away with it

Following the epically amazing news that TLC have announced their first ever Australian tour, Liana Gow-Killingbeck offers five tips on how to be a creep and get away with it: 1. Wearing dark, tinted sunglasses… Read More

Personal space and crossing roads in China

My lovely friend Laura unknowingly dribbles spectacular, if not insane life-advice on a regular basis. It can be like panning for gold and occasionally, applying it to everyday life can be just plain… Read More

Revisiting: Gavin & Stacey

You know those television programmes that you don’t bother watching because they give off the middle-of-the-road vibe that only appeals to your parents? The ones that seem to do little more than fill… Read More

Reasons Facebook makes us Cray Cray

Laura Ghafoor explains the reasons that Facebook drives us abso-bloody-lutely mental: It makes us say things like “cray cray.” This is Not Acceptable, but apparently okay in the social media arena. It makes… Read More