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Matilda Dixon-Smith: Overanalysing the Last Minutes of the “Girls” Finale

March 19, 2013

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Girls might be the most polarising, talked-about television series in years. At You’re Dripping Egg we’ve written about the series twice already; and there’s no shortage of recaps, analyses and opinion pieces about Dunham, her show and her motives. A show that regularly attracts the kind of attention Girls does is in a unique and […]

Jake Robinson: Charting Success

February 26, 2013

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Last week the Billboard Hot 100—the chart that tracks the performance of music across the United States—announced that they would begin incorporating YouTube views into their chart calculations. While the Billboard Countdown differs from many other major international charts by not relying fastidiously on sales, the move marks an interesting shift in the popular music […]

“Bachelorette”, or “Spoiler Alert: Apparently Women Can’t Be Assholes” by Matilda Dixon-Smith

September 10, 2012

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Critical debate about whether Leslye Headland’s caustic film Bachelorette is any good saturates arts and entertainment media right now. Between me and fellow editor Will Kay we’ve watched the movie six times. Obviously, we’re in the camp of “Yeah, this film is fucking awesome. Get a life, haters.” And here’s why: Headland paints a gloomy […]

“Breaking Dawn” is the most frightening film I’ve seen this year by Avril Good

November 28, 2011

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I have a confession to make. I have read the Twilight series. That’s not the confession; I’ve heard enough people scathingly ridiculing the books in hip coffee shops on Brunswick Street to know that it’s okay to have read the first chapter or so. No, my confession is that I read the Twilight series, and […]

Is Australia just roo-less in confidence? by Mattie Mould

November 25, 2011

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All Aussies claim to live up to the land-loving, tanned, hardened image the world holds of us, but are we really? Is it land-loving to continually rebuff the idea of eating kangaroo meat? We’ve all seen it, lying on the supermarket shelves. It looks like any other meat that we would buy for a Tuesday […]

An Anthropological Perspective on “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” by Paul Burgess

October 10, 2011

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My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings; a guilty pleasure for many of us, an anthropological Eden for myself. If you are not familiar with these documentaries, they come to Australia and the Americas courtesy of Britain’s Channel 4. They follow various aspects of life of the travelling, or gypsy, community in Britain. The most extravagant of […]

“Look at my peeeeeenis!”—Tacey Decides if Babysitting is for You

September 17, 2011

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They emerge out of their bedroom in five-minute intervals after conspiring together new strategies to tear me away from my laptop. So far I’ve seen the tooth fairy, Batman, a mullet, a monster, a tooth fairy with a mullet, and a penis. 8:30 could not come soon enough. That sweet, sweet time in a babysitter’s […]