Advancing Australia Fair – by Lucy Watson

With the passing of another Australia Day (or Invasion Day, or Hottest 100 Day, or January 26 – whatever you want to call it) the idea of what it means to be Australian started buzzing around my head again, like flies around a pile of freshly barbied lamb chops. When trying to pinpoint this meaning, […]

Great Expectations – by Lucy Watson

Who has the perfect life? Who is the most happy? Society has a theory. Get a good education, find a good job, work hard, fall in love, get married, buy a house, have kids, live a life of messy, challenging but ultimately satisfying domestic bliss. But there are so many ‘what ifs’. What if you […]

Confessions of a Crap Runner – by Lucy Watson

In my whole life I was only ever really good at two sports – softball and rollerblading. In high school I was catcher for the As softball team. I had very muscly thighs, which were also pumped to max rock hardness by my rad rollerblading skillz. Seriously, I could go in the bowl and shit. […]

Reclaiming the F Word – by Lucy Watson

Feminism. For a long time it has been a dirty word. Women too afraid to label themselves as one for fear of being called a man-hater, or ugly and bitter about not being able to get a man. But things are changing. And recently the pace has really been picking up. More and more celebrities […]

The Myth of the Cool Girl – by Lucy Watson

“I just want a girl who’s really cool.” Guys, I’ve heard a lot of you say this when describing the kind of girl you want to be with. On the surface this sounds great. You want a girl who’s interesting and fun and intelligent. You want a girl who is passionate about something cool, like […]

From Mexico with Sole – with Teresa Truda

Teresa Truda is a Melbourne based digital specialist who (with her business partner Zia Word) recently decided to turn a search for a really good pair of Mexican boots into a business importing quality Mexican shoes into Australia, by creating online company PataPata. Teresa talks to us about how a passion for good shoes, and […]

The Introverted Extrovert – by Lucy Watson

We all have that quiet friend. The one who doesn’t really like being social. The one who avoids large groups, and doesn’t hold court at the dinner table. We know that sometimes they might be quiet, but when it’s just the two of you they really open up. I am not that person. I’m the […]

Surprise! Unemployment – by Aidan “Taco” Jones

Tuesday is my favourite day of the week for one very simple reason: on Tuesday my friends Luka, Blake, and I run a weekly comedy night at the Rochester, which means we get to hang out at the pub all afternoon, go flyer (can be fun), watch, and sometimes do comedy in front of a […]

How to Lose Your Soul by Summer – by Lucy Watson

The other day I left my book at home. Not a disaster, true. But on this particular night, I had no social plans and I wanted to take myself out for dinner on the way home from work. I do this a fair bit, as I enjoy eating in restaurants alone, for various reasons. Anyway, […]

Love, Family and the Real World – by Lucy Watson

There is a so-called “perfect” world that men like Cory Bernardi dream exists. A world where all couples are married. And they are all happy. Where women don’t get beaten. Where partners don’t cheat. Where there is no need for divorce because every single couple feels the same about each other in 20 years, as […]