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Suck It and See: Arctic Monkeys by Jake Robinson

May 30, 2011


The British music press, including NME, Melody Maker and Q, has a particular habit of raising a band as a bastion for British music. There is an idea that even though Britain may be the prime producer and consumer for manufactured novelty pop, they can also produce proper musical ‘artists’: artists who don’t make music just […]

Lecherous Arts: A Guide to Perving in Melbourne by Matilda Dixon-Smith

May 23, 2011


Somewhat ironically, after deciding to write this article I watched the first season of Ladette to Lady. In Ladette to Lady the “Sexual Etiquette” teacher, Liz, talks about the art of seduction. I’m sure nowhere in the handbook does it condone the following. How do you occupy your mind when you’re getting a coffee, picking […]

Wanna Mac? A Technologically-Inclined Review from Caitlin Hamond

May 18, 2011


I finally did it. After years of dreaming about how magnificent it would all be, I took the plunge. I bought a Mac. A Macbook Pro to be exact. My 13-inch, latest-model MacBook Pro features a 2.3GHz Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost speeds of up to 3.4GHz, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 processor, and […]

Show-tunes, Intrigue, Romance and Murrrrrder: UMMTA’s “Curtains” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

May 12, 2011


It’s pretty dangerous to attend a production of the 2007 musical Curtains as a critic. The subjects of Curtains are not the media’s friends – in fact, there’s a whole song devoted to this concept (“What Kind of Man”). Despite this, having never seen the show performed live, I decided to shove my pink notebook covertly into […]

A Review of Fleetwood Mac’s Importance to Popular Music by Jake Robinson

May 10, 2011


Fleetwood Mac formed in the incredible cauldron of musical creativity that was London, 1967. Originally incarnated as a blues band under the leadership of guitarist Peter Green, their name was derived from those of its drummer, Mick Fleetwood, and bass player, John McVie. After a string of laid back blues hits in the UK in […]

“Something Borrowed” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

May 7, 2011


DISCLAMER: This review is not kind. Apologies, yo. I can’t even be bothered thinking of a ‘witty’ subtitle to accompany the above. This movie destroyed my soul. Let’s just jump right in, shall we? Come on over and meet Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), sad lawyer from New York. It’s Rachel’s 30th birthday and her Bestie-Fo’-Life Darcy […]