• JMKE Picks Five Of Her Favourite Comic Book Artists To Watch

      JMKE is very young, very clever English cartoonist of some repute.  She lived in Melbourne early this year.  In fact, she was not only living in Melbourne, but also living in my flat and working with...

    • Posted February 25, 2015
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  • Institutionalised Child Abuse – Government Style

    When did the type of institutionalised child abuse uncovered by the Human Rights Commission, perpetrated by the very highest levels of government, become sort of okay with us? If you haven’t browsed The Forgotten Children: A National Inquiry...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Are we all just a lonely bunch of consumers?

    Seven billion people suffering an epidemic of loneliness. Thanks for summing that up beautifully, George Monbiot. Although we all love to buy shoes, can we keep going on this road to endless consumerism? Do we even have...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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  • Dear Feminism, Here’s My Wishlist!

    Feminism! If you could do the following things for me, I’d be most grateful: · Create the social conditions in which I am NOT endlessly judged, pitied and condemned for lacking the compulsory mid-30s man/baby/house trifecta. ·...

    • Posted February 1, 2015
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  • Aunty Cowbelle’s Tips For The Clueless

      Hello and welcome to my weekly gems of futility. As someone who’s constantly finding myself in a state of surprise, confusion and ultimately disappointment, I thought this little guide may prove useful or at least amusing....

    • Posted February 1, 2015
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  • Maddy Calls ‘Game Over’ For Beards

    Ladies and gentlemen of Melbourne, I’m calling it now.  We have reached ‘Peak Beard’. In the interest of specifics, my quarrel is not with the lush, long, full Viking beards that many of my friends and partners...

    • Posted February 1, 2015
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  • Into The Woods – Film Review *spoiler alert!*

    By Karen Conrad Into The Woods is a film based on a 1986 musical by James Lapine with music by Stephen Sondheim. It has been produced many times over the years, on and off Broadway and also...

    • Posted February 1, 2015
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