Although it is a new year, I’m hearing a lot of people making the same health resolutions- to “lose 5kg” and “quit sugar”- they’ve set (and consistently abandoned by February) for the past 5 years. But is there a healthier option than a restrictive diet?
So it’s that time of year. You’re five days out from Christmas and have bought literary nothing yet because you haven’t nailed adult-ing. Don't worry we've got you.
A series of five humerous stories about the reality of working in the hospltality industry in your 20s.
Whether you attribute your need for plants to the aesthetic, to the sweeter, cleaner air they create or to the practicality of harvesting your own herbs and fruit, learning how to take care of your little green buddies is vital if you want them to behave well.
Why not arrange ten new tinder dates for the same time and place, and watch chaos ensue as the poor gents/ladies turn up to a communal table for ten.
In less than a month I turn 30. You might say I have been kinda, maybe, definitely stressing out over this. But the stress has not been without its positives – mainly what I have learnt this year.
So it’s two days till Christmas and you haven't done your Christmas shopping. Well don’t worry guys, we’ve got you covered. Here are our five favourite places to shop in Brisbane this Christmas if you’re running out of time and want to shop local.
Come with us on a journey, a bookstore-crawl, through the many book stores that Brisbane has to offer.
Contemporaries is a new Sydney based membership group offering exclusive art experiences and money-can’t-buy access to intimate art world events and launches. Sounds neat huh? We think so.
We had a chat with Tommi PG (aka Katie Parrish), comic artist and art editor at The Lifted Brow about drawing, careers, cerebral junk food, and narrative lube.
"Sometimes I forget to take my meds and it feels like everything is fading in and out of focus. It’s like that feeling of having a rug pulled out from under you, but all in your head."
"Like the lovers of history before me—Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Bert and Ernie—I too have a tragic tale to tell of woe and redemption..."
We had a chat to the Creative Director of The Push Bianca Annamie about collaboration, education and representation.
Before hitting up this year’s Zine and Indie Comics Symposium in South Brisbane, I couldn't have told you what a zine was, let alone how to pronounce it (I genuinely thought it rhymed with 'vine', it just never clicked for me)
We spoke to Raymond Williams, co-director of Jungle Love Festival, about event and festival planning, cracking the business and what we can expect from Jungle Love number two.
We have a chat with Tatanja Ross, founder of creative company On Jackson Street and artist in her own right, about her photography project Thanks For Having Me which invites people into the creative spaces of artists.
"My boyfriend asked me to quit with him. At first I was horrified at what he was asking of me but when someone you deeply love asks you to stop slowly poisoning yourself to death, it is hard to say no."
If you’re Australian you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Reclaim Australia movement, but now we need to make sure that the loudest voices are not also the least informed.
"Nestled in the leafy backstreets of Paddington, Fox & Rabbit is sitting pretty on Kennedy Terrace, easily identified by the adorable window decal featuring a rad fox and rabbit duo."
Bri’s very existence kicks stereotypes to the curb. Now, with her interview series Hot Chicks with Big Brains, she’s demolishing the pesky pigeonhole – one girl crush at a time.
Melbourne based graphic designer and creative all-rounder Tess McCabe has recently launched her own independent publishing company, Creative Minds Publishing. We spoke to her about all things creative in our recent interview.
"The miniskirt is a revolutionary piece of clothing. It was a tangible manifestation of the changing attitudes of women in decades past and even now." Zara talks miniskirts and feminism.
"Journalists by trade, Sanja Grozdanic and Tess Martin designed Krass Journal to be savoured, pondered over and questioned by its’ readers..." Check out our chat with the founders of Krass.
"It is too simplistic to divide our emotions into categorical ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ when experiences of nostalgia are also existent." Marianna talks defining nostagia.
Dick Smith of Dick-Smith-the-pilot-slash-millionairebusinessman fame has crawled out of his cave and has announced plans to compete with Tony Abbott. So what's this all about?
"You drink wine at dinner, no matter what: Attempts to protest that you’re on antibiotics is met with a sigh and a half a glass being poured by your slightly insulted host." - Marianna talks French stereotypes.
Perched on Vulture Street in West End, Junky Comics holds an amazing array of alternative comics and zines. Check out our chat with owner Vlada.