Category Archive: opinion

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

Things that shouldn’t be awesome but are

Last week, we told you the things that shouldn’t annoy us but absolutely do. To counterbalance this and to illustrate that our contributors aren’t merely a bunch of miseries/moaners/haters, here’s a collection of… Read More

#kalelife: Signs you’re turning into a fuckwit

If knowledge is power, communication inspires interactivity and with affluence comes choice, then living in the privileged, overly commodified and cluttered world that we do is leading us all down the same path… Read More

Guangzhou, pollution & nature paraphernalia

Australian Stephanie Cobon is currently living in China. Following last week’s eventful visit to the hospital, this week she’s getting mighty confused by nature paraphernalia: Back in Sydney, my old housemate puts on workshops… Read More