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The Personal Cinema of Paweł Pawlikowski

By Kevin Ding His films are laced with lyricism, often evoking deep emotions without sentimentality. They are old-fashioned yet timely, personal yet universal. This has made Paweł Pawlikowski a formidable force in world cinema. He was born in 1957 in a Poland that was undergoing grand political changes. At age …

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Reflecting on the International Transgender Day of Visibility

By Axel-Nathaniel Rose Content warning: discussion of transphobia It was the International Transgender Day of Visibility three weeks ago, and since then I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be ‘visible’ as a transgender person, now and through history. I’ve also been thinking a lot about hygiene. …

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Pastoral Leases and the Australian Landscape

By Claire Angelica In the 1800s, the British Crown was faced with the problem of governing a surge in squatting in Australia. Squatters were settlers who squatted in what was called the Crown’s “waste lands” (which meant outside the colony boundaries). They would graze cattle and sheep and with the …

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Space: The Next Frontier

By Jordan Barnes The news cycle at the start of this new decade has undoubtedly been dominated by very earthly concerns: the spread of COVID-19, the US Democratic Primary race, Lady Gaga releasing ‘Stupid Love’, etc, etc. However, what has largely escaped media scrutiny as a result is a profound …

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Spotlight On: S. L. Lim

By Henry Chen S. L. Lim is the author of Real Differences (2019). She was Editor-in-Chief of Tharunka a decade ago as an Economics/Arts student, and later worked as an economics tutor and policy advisor. Tharunka sat down with her to talk about her forthcoming novel Revenge (to be published …

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