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Cosmopolis and the perils of weirdness in art

If I said that I enjoyed Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s new film starring Robert Pattinson and an array of familiar actors who enter and exit his swanky car over the course of a trip to the barber, I wouldn’t be lying. … Continue reading

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You can look and almost touch

The scenes of teenage delirium that greeted boy band du jour One Direction when they visited Australia recently for a whirlwind promo visit were terrifying. I know this is probably a gross exaggeration but it felt to me like a … Continue reading

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nostalgia overload

Not long after the the neon pink letters Dirty Dancing appear over grainy black and white footage flashing to the strains of that familiar drum beat of ‘Be My Baby’, I get this feeling that’s achingly familiar but also vague enough … Continue reading

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The Nostalgic Malaise of the Internet Meme

“Pop culture has entered a nostalgic malaise. Online culture is dominated by trivial mashups of the culture that existed before the onset of mashups, and by fandom responding to the dwindling outposts of centralised mass media. It is a culture … Continue reading

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