Our Editor Laurie Shelly reviews the young Australian pop-star’s latest album ‘Bloom’ “I’m taking in the sights and measuring the sounds.” On “Seventeen,” the opening track of Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, twenty-three-year-old Sivan recalls a younger version of himself making a conscious decision to record and commit to memory his own coming-of-age. With a strange mixture of discomfort and excitement swirling around amidst warm synths, … Continue reading Troye Sivan: ‘Bloom’ Review
“The people like to be humbugged!” Words by Roseanna Claire Howe Who was P.T Barnum? Was he an avant-garde hero, or manipulative villain? Was he humanitarian or a thief, an entrepreneur or manipulator? Will prose ever tell the true stories of history…and should they? All through his life P.T Barnum fought for his fortunes and made his own luck. To kick-start his showbiz career, Barnum … Continue reading The Greatest Showman: In Defence of Inaccuracy
Isobel Creedon breaks down what she has learned from David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Over the last 30 years we have lost approximately 50% of the Great Barrier Reef. Worldwide, it is reported that 19% of coral reefs are dead, according to Worldwatch Institute. There are many different threats to coral reefs and reasons behind these living organisms’ deaths; however climate change due to damaging … Continue reading “The World’s Largest Fossil”
Calvin Roy explores the rise of the ‘80s in popular culture. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Mad Max Fury Road, It, Ghostbusters, Blade Runner 2049, Prometheus, Terminator Genesys… What year is this?! The 80s appears to be as popular as it was 35 years ago. Remakes and reboots of movies originally popular in the 80s are big business. Let’s focus on this “retromania” … Continue reading Back to the Future Past
Words by Julie Hassett For some reason, year after year, we wait until Halloween night to make it acceptable to scare ourselves out of our wits. No doubt we’ve already started compiling our horror movies and games to prepare ourselves for a spooky night in. But, if you haven’t already, you’d better add Slender to that list. Based on the CreepyPasta character, the PC game … Continue reading Slenderman: What game will you be playing this Halloween?
Hassan Baker I rang Ian Williams of Battles expecting a simple and definitely interesting interview, but unbeknownst to me the trees around my estate were scheduled to be cut down on that exact morning. When he answered we got started, but in the background there was a constant grinding sound of saws gnawing on wood, feeding into my laptop’s microphone, and coming out of Ian’s … Continue reading In the loop with Ian Williams