Thinking pop culture

Thinking pop culture

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Islam and the fine line of academic freedom

I’m in my seventeenth year of working at the University of Melbourne: at 37-years-old, that’s a fair chunk of my life in the one place. This isn’t a love letter to my employer, nevertheless there are lots…

Three Little Words and Best Self Nonsense

Tess (Catherine McClements), an editor who can’t spell - an implausible premise but just go with it - has decided to leave her marriage to Curtis (Peter Houghton), a man who incomprehensibly transitions…

13 Reasons Why and Ageing Out of Pop Culture

You’d think I’d have learnt my lesson. It was, after all, the same social media feed chiming that 13 Reasons Why was as enjoyable for angsty adults as adolescents that also claimed Kendrick Lamar was God’s…

Trump and Showering Golden

November, 2016. I took two weeks of annual leave to go to the U.S. and see in a female president. Like so many “sure things”, alas, it wasn’t to be. The morning after, I went into a cafe to order a banana…

2016: The Year in Film

From the very best to the oh-so egregiously worst, here is my ranking of the 58 new releases I saw this year. This list only includes movies I saw in Australian (or U.S.) cinemas in the 2016 calendar year…