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SHIO

SHIO

Over the last five years as Collingwood gentrified into a haven of conservative bohemians with whitened teeth for mirrors, The Social Studio encouraged refugees and the underprivileged to embrace their creative side. Hidden amongst the ironically named Paris end of Smith Street, this quaint little workshop is a meeting place to exchange ideas and learn … Continue reading

Growin’ Up

Growin’ Up

It is a cold autumnal night when I wake to the sounds of my uncle Keith’s laughter. He is up from Sydney on business. I place a grey poncho over my tiny body and walk into the lounge room. The men sit around a brown teak dining table with beer and peanuts, cards and coins. … Continue reading

Tokyo Pop

Tokyo Pop

I have never heard of this term before, I think it is called “hump day” which apparently means over the mid-week hump. Have you ever heard of it? Why would anyone use this term? And then there’s casual Friday. My idea of casual Friday is that a really badly dressed person convinced somebody somewhere to … Continue reading

High Maintenance

High Maintenance

Before the final Valyrian sword was beamed into the savvy streamers laptops, I had finished three seasons of High Maintenance, a new seven to 12 minute micro-drama web series based around a nameless weed dealing Brooklyn dude.     The unnamed protagonist looks like a cross between a young John Malkovich and every middle-class Quinoa eating, … Continue reading

We Kiss in a Shadow

We Kiss in a Shadow

It is a mild autumnal day in Brisbane as I accidentally interrupt an impromptu cooking session of Shu- Cheen Yu where she is just about to star as Lady Thiang beside the golden girl of Australian television Lisa McCune. I was nervous at first because Shu- Cheen’s angelic yet fragile vocal chords should really be … Continue reading

Winter in New York

Winter in New York

I think it will end with Don Draper lacing up a pair of ice skates in Manhattan’s Central Park. He will of course be smoking a cigarette. He will be reading a first edition of Antonio Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. It will be snowing. I imagine the last episode will conclude on the weekend of July 1977; the historical … Continue reading