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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 21, 2017

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Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Dogmatic’ at the Brisbane Powerhouse

March 22, 2016 |

What do handfuls of turd, corn on the cob, the pouch of Douglas and Taylor Swift have in common? Find out in Hannah Gadsby’s latest show ‘Dogmatic’!

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Contour: the “Melbourne look”

October 26, 2015 |

Introducing Nadine Karaan, a young makeup enthusiast. Karaan says, “Makeup is my life. It’s not about looking fake or like a Barbie doll, it’s about having control over myself. Being able to give myself a look, but still know it’s … Read More

6am at the Garage presents: Projections of Dance

October 10, 2015 |

6am at the Garage is bringing cinematic grandeur to alternative dance music with their Projections of Dance film series at the iconic Astor Theatre. The media collective has developed an eclectic but cohesive program of electronic music cinema that mixes together fiction, documentary and concert films. Read More

REVIEW: Ryan Adams – 1989

October 3, 2015 |

Ryan Adams’ 1989, a top to bottom cover of Taylor Swift’s hit album, is a heartfelt alt-country love letter to one of the finest pop stars of a generation. Read More

Review: Craig Finn- Faith in the Future

September 26, 2015 |

On his sophomore solo album, Craig Finn has stripped away the noise and grandiosity that’s defined most of his career, revealing the core components of his distinctive lyrical style while telling tender, grounded stories. Read More

Review: Destroyer – Poison Season

September 15, 2015 |

With Poison Season, Destroyer have channeled the melancholy of mid 50’s Sinatra and the swagger of early 70’s Bowie into an album that somehow sounds both original and cohesive. Read More

Dig, Lazarus: The Bible in Modern Lyricism

September 5, 2015 |

It’s a strange truth of modern rock lyricism that when secular songwriters draw on the Bible the results can be truly transcendental. Read More

The Imagined 80’s of Modern Indie Film

August 27, 2015 |

“They don’t engage in the empty nostalgia of simply referencing classic films, hoping to somehow co-opt the aura of cool. What they share, along with awesome synth soundtracks, is an aesthetic philosophy”

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Review – UMRIKA

August 20, 2015 |

In Umrika, America is the promised land, a place where Indian villagers believe they can can be delivered from the prisons of poverty and tradition. It’s a bold choice for the opening of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, a melancholic glimpse into a country simultaneously buoyed and burdened with the weight of familial love. Read More

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

August 10, 2015 |

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is back, boasting what they are calling their “strongest lineup yet”. With a selection that includes a mix of lavish Bollywood productions, critically lauded dramas and intriguing oddities, it’s a hard claim to argue. Read More

Interview with Beauty Pageant Contestant Raquel Garach!

August 2, 2015 |

Ever wondered what it takes to compete in a beauty pageant? Ever wanted to get to know the glamorous stars behind the pageants?

Raquel Danielle Garach is a role model, inspiration and a unique beauty that has taken over the beauty pageant scene, here in Melbourne. At the young age of 20, Raquel has participated in four beauty pageants across the country.

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Interview: Anna Box from The School of Life

August 1, 2015 |

Ahead of her workshop, Film As Therapy: The Hero’s Journey at The School of Life, Anna Box spoke to us about the power of cinema.

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Waterslide Bar opens at Melbourne’s Southgate

July 30, 2015 |

Looking for a new watering hole to kick off the weekend? Perfect for a date night, night out with mates or after-work drinks, Waterslide Bar at Melbourne’s Southgate is the hottest new creation on the cocktail scene. With plenty of … Read More

The Pacifist Rage of Martin McDonagh

July 27, 2015 |

In the 2012 metafictional film Seven Psychopaths, screenwriter Martin (Colin Farrell) bemoans that he’s unable to write anything that doesn’t involve “guys with guns in their hands”. This has been a tension in the work of writer Martin McDonagh since his earliest days as a playwright in Ireland, a simultaneous aesthetic fascination and moral disgust with violence. Read More