I Hate Videogames

I never liked calling myself a ‘gamer’. I prefer “person who plays a lot of video games, but not too much, because he also has a life”, which I feel rolls off the tongue more.

The Elephant in the Room

We may have denied stealing the cookie from the cookie jar in grade five, but as mature adults, the future of Australia, we can no longer deny that rising sea levels, unstable weather conditions and the acidification of oceans are pressing issues affected by our dependence on fossil fuels.

A Parlour for Some

In case you didn’t see it, the basic gist is that local Melbourne singer-songwriter Matt Walters launched the platform in January in order to cut out the middlemen (venues, booking agents and the like) and make the planning of gigs a simple transaction between artists an fans. The artist? Anyone you want. The venue? Your house (or kitchen, or backyard, or granny flat).

Good & Bad in Porn – Thoughts on Netflix’s “Hot Girls Wanted”

In conversation with my girlfriend after the documentary ended, one thing that consistently came up was this justification commonly found in the industry, especially in regards to abuse porn, that ‘at least its just on the computer’, but having thought about it over the past few days, I’m left wondering if that’s entirely true.

Content Nausea

In a digital social sphere dominated by opinion pieces and comment sections people often tell young writers that they need to have a unique voice to be heard above the squalor, but how true is that really?

The Right to Be Casual

By Danielle Thompson For some casual employees, asking for a Saturday off causes serious pangs of guilt. Knowing that they may not be rostered on for a while, it can be hard to pass up weekend rates. The average casual employee also often suffers cancelled shifts only hours before they are dressed and ready to…


The term ‘bikini body’ imposes the idea that the bikini is the only option for our summer beachwear. This could not be further from the truth.

Wallet Reaper

By Nick Kennedy Before 2007, any mention of ‘mobile gaming’ would expect a response somewhere along the lines of “what? you mean like, Snake?”.

I’m Not Racist, But…

Text by Liz Alderslade I was sitting at the Glenferrie station with my exchange roommate and her friends. It was a mix of American, Canadian, Indian students and me. We were joking and laughing, discussing where we should go to drink in the city. Our fun was brutally interrupted when my first encounter with open…