Day: May 22, 2019

Guest Playlist: Sydney artist East Denistone’s favourite tracks of 2019 (so far)

May 22, 2019

Earlier this month Sydney singer-songwriter East Denistone dropped his new single “River”, his second for the year, and a fitting continuation of the indie sounds presented on its predecessor “Amongst Taller Trees”.  From its dramatic and evocative prelude through to its conclusion, “River” aptly displays the Sydney artist’s rich lyricism and commanding and strong vocal […]

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Travellers in London are being given the chance to stay in the Men in Black HQ

May 22, 2019

Head of Sony Pictures Men in Black: International, the studio has teamed up with Booking.com to faithfully recreate the film’s London based headquarters, and open it up for public accommodation. Available exclusively on the booking website, two guests per night will be able to book into this very unique stay which will come with a […]

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Tokyo’s latest co-working space makes being a digital nomad so much easier

May 22, 2019

Tokyo may be one of the most popular travel destinations for Aussies right now, but it doesn’t necessarily have a reputation for being a “digital nomad” city. Given that space is a premium, language barriers still very much exist, and Japan’s love of rules and paperwork, it’s a reputation that in the past has been […]

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Observation Shines as an Original and Intriguing Space Adventure

May 22, 2019

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’ve never played a game like Observation before. While games of this nature have great examples in Night Trap and Manhunt, both of which use surveillance cameras as a narrative device to push the story forward, the introduction of an AI-based character is a wholly original way to tell […]

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East Hotel Review: Heaven for Canberra’s visiting gourmands

May 22, 2019

No one who has been to Canberra in the past few years would dare say the city lacks character. Though Australia’s capital may be better known as the seat of a chaotic political scene, its not hard to be won over by world-class museums, stunning urban vineyards, classic markets, spectacular light festivals and an exceptional […]

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McDonald’s promises “improvements” for Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and Cheeseburger

May 22, 2019

Starting today, McDonald’s outlets across Australia will be the first across the globe to introduce some subtle improvements to the burgers that have made Maccas the dominant chain it is today. The classics, which include the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder and Cheeseburger, are said to have undergone a number of careful improvements to the way […]

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Traditional Italian zippoli doughnuts make their way to Sydney

May 22, 2019

From cronuts to freakshakes, most of Sydney’s zany dessert trends involve doughnuts in some capacity. The latest: the Zippoli. The traditional Italian version of the classic doughnut has been officially put forth as Sydney’s next deep-fried food obsession thanks to restauranteur Anthony Furfaro, who has opened a new dessert bar in the South-West suburb of […]

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The Razer BlackWidow is the mother of all keyboards

May 22, 2019

The Razer BlackWidow is hot. From its perfect, clicky-clacky keys to its shiny rainbow lighting and sleek design, everything about it is hot. In fact, you going to have to pry this keyboard out of my cold, dead hands because I’m in love. You’ve probably seen the BlackWidow before. It’s got fantastic pedigree as one […]

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Miles Franklin Literary Award announces 2019 longlist

May 22, 2019

ABIA Book of the Year winner Boy Swallows Universe heads up a ten-strong list of contenders for the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award. Established in 1957 with funds from an unexpected bequest from the My Brilliant Career author, Miles Franklin‘s will stipulated that: “[the] prize shall be awarded for the Novel for the year which is of […]

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Track of the Day: Harmony Byrne “Smoke Inside” (2019)

May 22, 2019

Australian soul singer Harmony Byrne has just released her latest single, “Smoke Inside”, and it’s sending shivers down our spines. Brooding and bluesy, it’s the third single from debut LP Heavy Doors, due out later this year. The third of seven kids born to a Melbourne Mormon family, Byrne’s story reads like something out of […]

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Total War: Three Kingdoms blends historical respect with hard strategy

May 22, 2019

Total War: Three Kingdoms steeps Creative Assembly’s venerable strategy franchise in Chinese history for the first time in its nearly 20 year run. Its campaign broadly encompasses the story known as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a period when the Han Dynasty was on the wane, hurling the entire country into a bloody, 60-year […]

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The Strokes kick off first tour dates in years with rare headline show in Toronto: Here’s what happened

May 22, 2019

Last night in Toronto, Canada, iconic New York group The Strokes officially kicked off their 2019 tour – their first since 2017. The headline show was a part of the band’s “global comeback” that also saw the group play a surprise, intimate warm up show in Los Angeles earlier this month. The gig, which kicked […]

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