Category: Reviews

  • The Handmaid’s Tale Mirrors America’s Past and Present

    The Handmaid’s Tale Mirrors America’s Past and Present

    By Lara Robertson   The year is 2017. Under a Trump presidency, a group of largely white, male politicians create and pass a bill that restricts the ability of women in developing countries to access abortion and contraceptive services. Those same men pass a healthcare bill that lists pregnancy as a “pre-existing condition.”   In…

  • Ten White Swans: An Exploration of “Cosmic Horror”

    Ten White Swans: An Exploration of “Cosmic Horror”

    By Jack Mangos CW: reference to suicide Imagine you are in a park, sitting on a bench, overlooking a pond. It’s a clear day, and a single white swan lands in the pond and floats on the surface. You’ve never seen a swan before. A second white swan joins it, and then a third. Soon,…

  • “THIS IS FICTION. PART FACT. PART FICTION” – Review of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

    “THIS IS FICTION. PART FACT. PART FICTION” – Review of the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

    By Emma Kate Wilson   At The National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst, until 20 May, the Redlands Konica Minolta Art prize, and the corresponding exhibition, has its focus on building the collaboration between an emerging artist and established artist. For this review, I looked at the collaboration between two female art collectives: Barbara Cleveland…

  • HBO’s Big Little Lies Tells A Lot Of Truths For Women

    HBO’s Big Little Lies Tells A Lot Of Truths For Women

    By Hannah Wootton   Warning: Contains spoilers CW: Domestic violence   Based on Liane Moriarty’s 2014 novel of the same name, HBO’s 2017 mini-series, Big Little Lies, (BLL) has been widely (and rightly) praised for its depictions of violence against women. With Moriarty recently announcing that she is exploring ways of continuing the series, it…

  • Where’s Your Head At: A Portrait of UNSW’s Mental Health Policies

    Where’s Your Head At: A Portrait of UNSW’s Mental Health Policies

    By Stella Ladikos What words come to mind when you think of mental health? Depression? Anxiety? Stress? Bipolar? Whilst I didn’t ask you to list mental health disorders, it is totally reasonable that you may have thought of those words. In fact, after I surveyed a handful of students from different faculties at UNSW, almost…

  • Reviewing: Asgeir @ Enmore Theatre

    Reviewing: Asgeir @ Enmore Theatre

    By Abby Butler   No matter how many times I see a performer at the Enmore Theatre, I constantly marvel at the sheer grandeur that has been squeezed into this humble little Newtown corner. Perhaps it’s because Iceland’s Ásgeir hails from a town populated by just 40 people, but somehow the folktronica poster boy’s ephemeral,…