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Frances Ha and The Big Picture

One way in which I enjoy reckoning with film history is through film podcasts.

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Review: The Heights

When I told a friend I was watching The Heights on ABC, she referred to it as ‘ABC Neighbours,’ after the long-running Channel 10 soap. I thought this was a pretty funny and pretty fair characterisation of the show, now entering its second season.

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Should I get a buzz cut?

an electronic razor with bits of shaved hair at the end

I have had the same haircut for almost four years.

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Puppetry of the penis – body shame

Theatre curtain

My house mates and I thought it might be fun to check out "Puppetry of the Penis".

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Gardening in isolation

Watering a garden bed

Stuck inside? Bored out of your brains? Get gardening!

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Review: Longshot

Directed by Jonathon Levine and staring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan, the 2019 romantic-comedy Longshot about a Secretary of State falling in love with a slouchy speechwriter, somewhat disappeared from the cultural radar not long after its release. This is a shame.

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Should I get an axolotl?

I love axolotls. They have mushy little faces and look like miniature underwater lions. But would they make good pets and company?

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Gaga and Oprah

If you’re like me, you probably have complicated feelings about celebrities. I can acknowledge the systems that produce celebrity: rampant capitalism, an at times cult-like worship and an underlying commodification of the self are all preconditions for celebrity in the 21st century.

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How refreshing are waterfalls?

A photograph of my visit to Lilydale Falls, Tasmania.

I'm looking for some waterfalls in South Australia, but where can I find them?

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We are living in a digital age (just in case you hadn't noticed). When people point that out to me it usually feels like such a mundane observation. My gut response is that computers aren't anything remarkable, I use them every day

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