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September 25, 2017

It’s American Horror Story time again! The most wonderful time of the year, or in the words of George Michael Bluth, “It’s a great day! For being sad.” I’ve started to thrive on the disappointment, like a Mariah Carey fan. This year’s theme is Cult and it’s about the 2016 American election, which seems a […]

September 18, 2017

Katie Meadows, in conversation with Kate Baxter In case you hadn’t noticed we’re in the midst of a general election that’s been kind of stressful so far, and it’s become pretty difficult to separate the personal from the political; reading through pages of policies from each party isn’t high on my list when I’m in […]

September 18, 2017

I’ve been really wanting to trash something in a review for a while. Yeah, yeah, it’s the golden age of TV, we know, but there’s still a lot of bad shows going on, and not the good bad ones that I usually write about. A lot of these shows are too boring and pretentious for […]

August 14, 2017

Remember Big Brother? That Australian show from the mid-2000s with people in a house full of cameras, competing in random tasks, and trying to outlast eviction ceremonies to win a cash prize? That guy from Neighbours was on it once, and there was that girl who wore pajamas and danced in rabbit ears, and there […]

August 7, 2017

Two hours deep into a Wikipedia black hole last week, I saw that the long-running music themed quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks had finally come to an end in 2015. Beginning in 1996, it seemed like a show that would just go on forever, a British stalwart as comforting as a good cup of […]

July 31, 2017

I first read Margaret Atwood’s feminist classic The Handmaid’s Tale in 2009, on the recommendation of my Year 13 English teacher who was incredibly supportive of my writing but worried about some of my ill-formed Christchurch-born white girl ideologies (hint: I didn’t know shit). A few weeks ago my mum messaged me saying she had […]

July 31, 2017

September 10, 2007: Youtube user Chris Crocker uploads a new video “Leave Britney Alone”. Sitting in front of a white sheet, Chris combs through his blonde hair and sobs — “How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Britney after all she has been through!” The previous night, pop star Britney Spears made a […]

June 6, 2017

Master of None is a Netflix original show created by comedian Aziz Ansari (best known for his role as Tom Haverford in Parks & Recreation) and writer Alan Yang (also Parks & Recreation), in which Ansari plays a fictionalised version of himself, Dev Shah, an up-and-coming actor in New York who is good with food […]

May 29, 2017

On Monday, June 15, 2015, at 7.32am, a Facebook account belonging to Dee Dee Blancharde and her daughter Gypsy posted an update that seemed extremely out of character: “That Bitch is dead!” On checking the family’s Springfield, Missouri home with no response, neighbours called the police who found Dee Dee’s body inside, stabbed to death. […]