Tag Archives: alcohol

The Aesthetic of Isolation

By Jack George Mangos Recently, I was thinking about why I enjoy drinking alcohol. I’m convinced, and perhaps by the end of this essay, you will be too, that there’s an extra layer to our enjoyment of drinking that isn’t often touched upon. Of course, all of the usual reasons …

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Letters

Lockouts Should Be Considered in the Cross Osman Faruqi’s column “Alcohol & Violence” (Vol. 58, No. 10) makes some good points about Kings Cross and alcohol-related violence, especially in regard to drinking culture, venues and the availability of late-night transport. However it appears Faruqi has misinterpreted a study into venue …

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Ice Cream, Politics & Gossip Girl: Alcohol & Violence

The tragic death of teenager Thomas Kelly earlier this month has reignited debate about Australia’s “booze culture” and the level of violence in our society. Kelly died after being struck in the head by an assailant, now identified as 18-year-old Kieran Loveridge, late on a Saturday night in Kings Cross. Immediately following the …

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New Bar May Cost Roundhouse, Whitehouse

Alongside the Roundhouse, the Whitehouse, Southern Wok, and the staff dining-room AGSM, Bar Navitas is the 5th licensed premise at UNSW, and has been operating since the beginning of this year.  The name Navitas, a Latin word for ‘energy,’ was chosen, according to owner Chris Glastas, because of its location in the Tyee Energy Technologies Building as it “highlights the energy …

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Just Like Katrina: The Northern Territory Solution hits Bankstown

Since it was implemented in late 2007 under the Howard government, the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) has provoked nothing but polarisation and vitriolic responses from both sides of the political divide. From states’ rights advocates to international human rights activists, finding an interest group apathetic to this scheme and its political implications …

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