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Mixtape 008 – Goodbye!

Mixtape 008 – Goodbye!

The final mixtape of 2013

The earth has music for those who listen

The earth has music for those who listen

Avani Dias spoke to house producer Late Nite Tuff Guy about Adelaide, career changes, and the Australian dance music scene

Caption contest – UNI SHMOONEY

Caption contest – UNI SHMOONEY

A mixtape to celebrate the end of summer. To win a double pass to the Uni Shmooney gig at FBi Social, just send us your wittiest caption idea for the photo above to editors@localhost/honiold.

Review: Iron(ic) Lady at the Red Rattler

Review: Iron(ic) Lady at the Red Rattler

Shannen Potter enjoyed herself … unironically

Albury, Berlin, and the Caribbean: Interview with RÜFÜS

Albury, Berlin, and the Caribbean: Interview with RÜFÜS

From opening Boiler Room sets at Big Day Out to sold-out parties in New York, Sydney trio RÜFÜS are making dance music waves says Lucy Hughes Jones

True crime of the Deep South: John Safran’s new book ‘Murder in Mississippi’

True crime of the Deep South: John Safran’s new book ‘Murder in Mississippi’

Katie Hryce interviewed John Safran on the South, writing, and his first book.

London’s Uploading

London’s Uploading

Andrej Trbojevic reflects on the rise of the digital essay, alongside Michael Stone’s haunting photographs of Sydney.

Is the golden age of cinema over?

Is the golden age of cinema over?

Sophie Gallagher looks at the death of cinema and the dominance of downloads

Free your mind and the rest will follow: Interview with Cut Copy

Free your mind and the rest will follow: Interview with Cut Copy

Phoebe Moloney spoke to Cut Copy’s frontman Dan Whitford about their new album, psychedelia, and the iconic Sydney band’s continual transformation

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Gordi

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Gordi

We spoke to Gordi, a 20-year-old singer songwriter studying Medicine full-time at Sydney University

Cheap stuff for students! (Also theatre and culture)

Cheap stuff for students! (Also theatre and culture)

Katie Hryce lets you know about student theatre deals

Strictly no adults allowed

Strictly no adults allowed

Peter Walsh wonders what a pedophile looks like in pop culture

Playing with the boys

Playing with the boys

Matilda Surtees objects to sexism in electronic music

The festival of fire

The festival of fire

Stella Ktenas falls down, down, down into the Burning Seed

Double the a-muse-ment

Double the a-muse-ment

How many musicals have you seen this year? Whatever your answer is, it’s not enough.

Nobody reads poetry anymore

Nobody reads poetry anymore

In the words of Charles Bukowski (questionable figure, brilliant poet), ‘poetry is what happens when nothing else can.’

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Okin Osan

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Okin Osan

Meet the band that took out third place in this year’s band comp

All the world’s a stage: The Fifth Estate

All the world’s a stage: The Fifth Estate

Bernadette Anvia scrutinises the ethics behind releasing a Hollywood biopic about a wanted man.

Mixtape 007 – Best post-haircut songs

Mixtape 007 – Best post-haircut songs

Haircuts make you a better person.

All hail the King: an analysis of Breaking Bad

All hail the King: an analysis of Breaking Bad

Andre Fenby bursts the Breaking Bad bubble

The absurdity of federal politics: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

The absurdity of federal politics: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Katie Hryce hopes our federal politicians don’t meet the same fate as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

MADSOC’s latest performance was MAGNETIC

MADSOC’s latest performance was MAGNETIC

Justin Pen reviews the latest offering from the Movement and Dance Society

Balinese Shower Boards and Springsteen

Balinese Shower Boards and Springsteen

Kirin J Callinan’s debut album Embracism, released in June, has been met with near-universal praise on a critical level while simultaneously presenting its contemporaries with an intricate, experimental, and challenging work to match. Embracism mediates between Callinan’s trademark sonic experimentation, cathartic ballads, and nostalgic reminiscing, to electronic influences quite absent in his previous work.  All […]

Exile poetry in China

Exile poetry in China

As chaos erupted across China on June 4 1989, Liao Yiwu turned to the only thing that made sense to him in a country in chaos: poetry. Hundreds of miles away from the unfolding events in Tiananmen Square Mr Liao composed Massacre, a howling poem of outrage and disgust that he swiftly recorded and distributed […]

Engineering Revue: The Slizzard of Oz (Lane Sainty)

Engineering Revue: The Slizzard of Oz (Lane Sainty)

To heckle but not be entertained, says Lane Sainty

Engineering Revue: The Slizzard of Oz (Brendan Day)

Engineering Revue: The Slizzard of Oz (Brendan Day)

Brendan Day hopes that you are drunk while reading this review

Bidding farewell to Jurassic Lounge

Bidding farewell to Jurassic Lounge

On a Tuesday night at the Australian Museum visitors scan e-tickets, tilt bottles of cider to their lips, and pass to and fro under a 17.4-metre-long sperm whale skeleton.

Science Revue: How We Built a Time Machine and Ruined Everything (Nina Hallas)

“Quite a feat, considering I went in buzzing with synthetic spirits of a different kind.”

Queer Revue: Peter Pansexual (Georgia Kriz)

Queer Revue: Peter Pansexual (Georgia Kriz)

Georgia Kriz went to Peter Pansexual and discovered that she never has to be defined by her sexuality again

Science Revue: How We Built a Time Machine and Ruined Everything (Stella Ktenas)

Science Revue: How We Built a Time Machine and Ruined Everything (Stella Ktenas)

Stella Ktenas wants to build a time machine to go back and watch this show again

Queer Revue: Peter Pansexual (Phoebe Moloney)

Queer Revue: Peter Pansexual (Phoebe Moloney)

This year’s Queer Revue gets the thumbs up from Phoebe Moloney

Sydney Underground Film Festival: The Wrap-Up

Sydney Underground Film Festival: The Wrap-Up

Andre Fenby takes you through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright weird at this year’s Sydney Underground Film Festival

Review: The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology at the Sydney Underground Film Festival

Review: The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology at the Sydney Underground Film Festival

Max Weber gets meta about film

Homohop, Gayhop, Queerhop

Homohop, Gayhop, Queerhop

Homohop, gayhop, queerhop: these are all terms used to describe a vibrant subgenre within hip-hop that has its roots in the work of artists who have been producing music for decades. Not to generalise, but they are all extremely cute, and were all being queer and saying queer things in the hip hop and rap […]

Architecture Revue: Floorless (Harry Stratton)

Architecture Revue: Floorless (Harry Stratton)

Harry Stratton thought Architecture Revue was no house of cards

Architecture Revue: Floorless (Rebecca Wong)

Architecture Revue: Floorless (Rebecca Wong)

Rebecca Wong was floored by how good Architecture Revue was

Medicine Revue: Med Men (Patrick Morrow)

Medicine Revue: Med Men (Patrick Morrow)

Patrick Morrow follows up his 2012 review of Med Revue with his 2013 review of Med Revue

Medicine Revue: Med Men (Justin Pen)

Medicine Revue: Med Men (Justin Pen)

Justin Pen thought Med Revue wasn’t quite as bad as cancer this year

Medicine Revue: Med Men (Andre Fenby)

Medicine Revue: Med Men (Andre Fenby)

Andre Fenby thought Med Revue was fully sick

A birthday party, and we’re all invited

A birthday party, and we’re all invited

Avani Dias looks back on FBi radio’s 10 years

Education and Social Work revue: Waiting for Gonski (Georgia Behrens)

Education and Social Work revue: Waiting for Gonski (Georgia Behrens)

There were a number of genuinely funny moments in this year’s Education Revue, Waiting for Gonski: Lachlan Burn’s pseudo-Marxist-feminist-anarchist reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Zara Stanton’s ukulele rendition of ‘The Bare Necessities’; and a chorus of plastic-aproned tuckshop ladies breaking down to Ke$ha’s noughties nightclub classic, ‘TiK ToK’. But, unfortunately, it seems that this […]

Education and Social Work revue: Waiting for Gonski (Max Schintler)

Education and Social Work revue: Waiting for Gonski (Max Schintler)

Max Schintler went to school to learn, girl, not listen to hecklers

Arts Revue: On the eighth day, God created the Arts Revue (and flightless birds) (Ellen O’Brien)

Arts Revue: On the eighth day, God created the Arts Revue (and flightless birds) (Ellen O’Brien)

Ellen O’Brien would’ve enjoyed it more with a bottle of wine in her bag

Arts Revue: On the eighth day, God created the Arts Revue (and flightless birds) (Sean O’Grady)

Arts Revue: On the eighth day, God created the Arts Revue (and flightless birds) (Sean O’Grady)

Sean O’Grady saw the face of God, at the York Theatre

Mixtape 006 – ~Spring Disco Mixtape~

Mixtape 006 – ~Spring Disco Mixtape~

If you like cheesy tunes with a tasteful twist, then this is the mixtape for you.

Interview: The Preatures

Chelsea Reed had a chat with singer and guitarist Gideon to get the story behind their latest release.

Commerce Revue: Les Biz (Alisha Aitken-Radburn)

Commerce Revue: Les Biz (Alisha Aitken-Radburn)

Alisha Aitken-Radburn thinks Comm Revue’s stocks are on the increase.

Commerce Revue: Les Biz (Subeta Vimalarajah)

Commerce Revue: Les Biz (Subeta Vimalarajah)

Subeta Vimalarajah kinda liked Commerce Revue.

Law Revue: Love Contractually (Andrew Bell)

Law Revue: Love Contractually (Andrew Bell)

Andrew Bell remarks on the high quality of Law Revue and its corporate sponsorship. Are the two connected?

Law Revue: Love Contractually (Lucy Hughes Jones)

Law Revue: Love Contractually (Lucy Hughes Jones)

Conniving law students convinced Lucy Hughes Jones that she was contractually bound to write a positive review.

Mixtape 005 – Queer Hip Hop

Mixtape 005 – Queer Hip Hop

Queer hip hop: it’s not just Frank Ocean

Anti Antigone

Anti Antigone

Blythe Worthy is not entirely pro-Antigone, the latest SUDS production

The big and the beautiful: There She Is and plus size pageants

The big and the beautiful: There She Is and plus size pageants

Are plus size beauty pageants harmful to women?

Underbelly Arts Festival: Game On

Underbelly Arts Festival: Game On

Entering a large warehouse, a group of hipsters huddle in a circle around a glass case. Inside, two boxers punch and kick each other in robotic movements until their opponent stumbles and falls to the cheers of the spectators. This is not Fight Club and there are no rules. Michaela Davies’s new performance piece ‘Game […]

Review of R. Kelly’s major work, Trapped in the Closet, pts. 1-33

Review of R. Kelly’s major work, Trapped in the Closet, pts. 1-33

Bryant Apolonio once spent a Saturday night watching the entire thing because it’s great and his life is cool

Masturbation drains the body of its living forces

Masturbation drains  the body of its living forces

Michael Rees belatedly reviews The Doctor Says, a booklet from 1942 by Dr Stewart MacColl

Youth is only Skins deep

Youth is only Skins deep

Sean O’Grady knows that Skins isn’t true, although he once wished it were

No swearing in Church

No swearing in Church

Jeremy Elphick survived an interview with Steve Kilbey, frontman of The Church

Last chance: Wangenchi Mutu

Last chance: Wangenchi Mutu

In between Jeff Wall’s photographs and the national contemporary collection lies a new exhibition by Kenyan born, Brooklyn based contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu. Mutu’s exhibit is a sensory experience – the smell of aged wood and rotting wine, her textured surfaces. Her installations warp the gallery space – extending across walls but fitting together aesthetically. […]

Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?

Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?

Edwin Zorilla reviews the latest SUDS production, Macbeth.

Circus in the underworld

Circus in the underworld

Felicity Nelson saw the latest SURCAS production.

Delve into the deep Pond

Delve into the deep Pond

Adam Disney spoke to Sydney band, Pond, about their new album Hobo Rocket

Iceland is a place Of Monsters and Men

Samantha Jonscher spoke to the Icelandic band about their hometown, visiting Australia, and their time at Splendour in the Grass.

Bender in the Grass

Bender in the Grass

Maria Chen looks at the risks of smuggling drugs into one of the biggest festivals in Australia

Top 5 reasons why K-pop is amazing and insane

Top 5 reasons why K-pop is amazing and insane

5) The music The brilliant thing about K-pop is it doesn’t have to deal with all that Western musical baggage like “consistency,” “authenticity,” and “credibility.” They just do whatever they want with sound as long as it’s catchy as all hell. The trend at the moment is to cram the hooks from three different songs […]

Mixtape 004 – Space is the place

Mixtape 004 – Space is the place

Music to jam to while you cruise down an asteroid belt. [spotifyplaybutton play="spotify:user:1153433192:playlist:47CbdDq2RLC1lrSvV4d085" view="list" size="500" sizetype="width" theme="white"]

Live from the living room

Live from the living room

In 2009, London musician Passion Ate Dave looked around him and did not like what he saw. In his view, seeing live music had come to fall into two distinct experiences: you were either in a giant amphitheatre watching tiny dots dance on a far away stage or you were in a tiny pub near […]

Guide to Honi Soirée

Guide to Honi Soirée

Avani Dias and Xiaoran Shi give you a taste of what’s on offer at Honi Soirée, a Red Rattler fundraiser happening at the Rat on August 9.

Party Mode

Party Mode

Roslyn Helper and Harriet Gillies are collectively known as Zin. These two USYD alumnae are putting on Party Mode at the Underbelly Arts Festival. Get ready to party.

“Stop all that coon shit”: race and Kanye West

“Stop all that coon shit”: race and Kanye West

Racism is still alive, and Kanye West is the only mainstream artist out there who isn’t afraid to confront this head on.

Dumbledore: Great wizard, terrible education administrator

Dumbledore: Great wizard, terrible education administrator

Dumbledore may have been critical player in the defeat of Voldemort, but let’s be clear, as the administrator of an educational institution, his managerial skills were, by every objective measure, severely deficient. Let’s ignore the blatant lack of safety regulations and enforcement mechanisms to prevent his students, under his duty of care, being mauled by […]

Netiquette: the economics of Spotify

Netiquette: the economics of Spotify

Q: I want to use Spotify but Thom Yorke told me not to, how do I function? Mahmoud McDowell  (Arts/Science III)   A:  A fine question Mamster, and ably stated! For those readers with better things to do than peruse music blogs, the latest online hubbub concerns recent statements by certain musicians, including frontman/interpretive dancer […]

This album is Sharpe and rates more than Zero

Georgia Kriz went along to the album listening of the self -titled release by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

An interview tangentially related to The National

An interview tangentially related to The National

The National have always been a ‘band of brothers’: Bryce and Aaron Dessner, Bryan and Scott Devendorf, and then there’s Matt Berninger. The group’s towering frontman is the sole figure of the band lacking a ‘brother’. He’s not an only child, as many might assume; his brother just prefers heavy metal. Tom Berninger, the younger […]

The Art of Protest

The Art of Protest

Honi Soit photographer Victoria Baldwin chronicles the works installed outside of the Wilkinson Building to protest cuts to the Faculty of Architecture.

The Act of Killing

The Act of Killing

Indonesia is geographically adjacent to us and has a population of 238 million people, as well as a government that celebrates and endorses the mass murdering of more than half a million people that occurred between 1965 and 1966.

Someone Still Loves You Boris – Boris at Manning Bar, June 21

Someone Still Loves You Boris – Boris at Manning Bar, June 21

Boris aren’t a band to shy away from experimenting, writes Jeremy Elphick.

Sydney Film Festival 2013: The Wrap-Up

Sydney Film Festival 2013: The Wrap-Up

Jeremy Elphick went nuts at the Sydney Film Festival.

Review: Wadjda at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Wadjda at the Sydney Film Festival

Wadjda navigates the often non-existent line between criticism of a patriarchal state and Islamaphobia. It gives the debate – which is the euphemism for misinformed and often racist assertions about what Islam is – complexity.

Review: Stoker at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Stoker at the Sydney Film Festival

Stoker isn’t marked by the unabated savageness of Park’s Korean offerings, but rather restrains itself until tension builds overlong; bursting into sexual violence and bubbling back down again.

Review: Only God Forgives at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Only God Forgives at the Sydney Film Festival

Only God Forgives is the second collaboration between Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn, after 2011′s Drive. It can be a disaffecting, disorienting experience.

Review: Upstream Colour at the Sydney Film Festival

Review: Upstream Colour at the Sydney Film Festival

Upstream Colour is a rare, and paradoxical, example of a film that makes complete sense in of itself, but is impossible to summate.

Black Angels In Australia

Black Angels In Australia

The recent visit of The Black Angels reminded Andrej Trbojevic that Rock ‘N’ Roll may not be well, but it’s not quite dead yet

Vivid LIVE: Terminal Projekt with dOP, Jimmy Edgar and Sepalcure

Vivid LIVE: Terminal Projekt with dOP, Jimmy Edgar and Sepalcure

Photo: Stella Ktenas I’m not sure how many of you have seen that (sadly cancelled) show How To Make It In America. Coming straight out of urban New York, it chronicles the life and times of a unique group of people: a group who have sky high ambition that drives them through day to day […]

Interview: the NOISE

Interview: the NOISE

Sean O’Grady listened to the NOISE, and then talked to their violinist

Interview: Collarbones

Interview: Collarbones

Jeremy Elphick chats about the internet and collaborative music

Review: Cloud Control at the Sydney Opera House

Review: Cloud Control at the Sydney Opera House

Katie Davern is up in the clouds

SUDS attempt to set a world record

SUDS attempt to set a world record

By performing in a 100 hour improvised play, says Felicity Nelson

The Chaser still providing the LOLs

The Chaser still providing the LOLs

Justin Pen checked out The Checkout

Models made for science at Macleay Museum

Models made for science at Macleay Museum

There is cool stuff to see on our very own campus.

Does Game of Thrones condone rape culture?

Does Game of Thrones condone rape culture?

Lucia Osborne-Crowley questions our fascination with sexual violence in popular television

The view from up top

The view from up top

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Sean O’Grady

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

It’s a daring musical for any theatre or opera company to attempt, both musically and theatrically, and a bold move for the Intercollegiate Musical Committee.

The Curious Case of Tamam Shud

The Curious Case of Tamam Shud

Rafi Alam unveils Australia’s greatest unsolved mystery.

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – The Posse

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – The Posse

Avani Dias met some musicians from the Con that like to work hard and play hard

Sydney Comedy Festival wrap up

Sydney Comedy Festival wrap up

Cyrus Bezyan by Jack Gow I feel this review requires a preface: Cyrus Bezyan’s comedy is, in every sense of the word, unique. Unique in that it is unlike anything else, it is utterly remarkable, and it could only be a product of his own eccentric mind. As such, Cyrus Bezyan Interrogates Inanimate Objects for Approximately An […]

The Jewry’s out: a review of Jew Revue

The Jewry’s out: a review of Jew Revue

Tim Whelan on this year’s funny, topical and enjoyable Jew Revue.

This charming man (or: Morrissey is an asshole but whatever)

This charming man (or: Morrissey is an asshole but whatever)

Bryant Apolonio knows how Joan of Arc felt.

My mammaries, my choice

My mammaries, my choice

Astha Rajvanshi thinks Angelina Jolie has cemented body ownership in society.

‘I’m Not Racist But…’ at the Seymour Centre

‘I’m Not Racist But…’ at the Seymour Centre

Emma Franklin wants to talk about recognition

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