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Spring Breakers: a feminist manifesto?

Spring Breakers: a feminist manifesto?

Nick Richardson doesn’t think Spring Breakers is exploitative.

Unlocked poetry

Unlocked poetry

It’s art that’ll set you free, writes Lucia Osborne-Crowley

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

It’s easy to think that in the age of marriage equality, we’re living in a post-homophobic society. Not quite. In the lead up to International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), Honi asked the queer collective some of the homophobic things people have said to them recently. The response was overwhelming: “So which one of […]

ELECTIONICA: the horrors of student politics

ELECTIONICA: the horrors of student politics

Bryant Apolonio painted a picture

Australian censorship and squirt denialism

Australian censorship and squirt denialism

Mariana Podesta-Diverio did some ‘research’ on the Internet

Snapchat: ten seconds in heaven

Snapchat: ten seconds in heaven

Keep it short and snappy, writes Mariana Podesta-Diverio

As the Dove flies

As the Dove flies

I wear makeup, I enjoy wearing makeup, and I probably spend too much money acquiring makeup. I’ll easily admit that there are days where I wouldn’t want to go to uni without wearing some concealer and eyeliner, a pencil to which I have a possibly addictive relationship. It is undeniable that makeup and beauty products […]

A tale of two comics: the cinematic worlds of Marvel and DC

A tale of two comics: the cinematic worlds of Marvel and DC

Sam Murray read the book and watched the movie

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Harriet Whiskey Club

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band: Harriet Whiskey Club

Honi Soit sat down with USYD band Harriet Whiskey Club.

Cum as you are: the politics of ejaculation

Cum as you are: the politics of ejaculation

Cumming on someone’s face, also known as a ‘facial’, is a subject guaranteed to spark debate. My favourite, reliably mental feminist, Andrea Dworkin (quote: “all penetration is rape”), sums up the anti-facial argument with typical vehemence, saying “it is a convention of pornography that the sperm is on her, not in her. It marks the […]

FIRST PERSON: The time I met a Nazi sympathiser

FIRST PERSON: The time I met a Nazi sympathiser

Bryant Apolonio briefly interviewed a hideous man

Sydney Comedy Festival: James Colley

Sydney Comedy Festival: James Colley

Sean O’Grady reviews James Colley

Small bar review: My local RSL

Small bar review: My local RSL

Bryant Apolonio thinks you’ve probably never heard of it

Inner West Side Story: STUCCO

Inner West Side Story: STUCCO

Georgia Kriz gets stuck into STUCCO

Where all the warehouses go

Where all the warehouses go

Lucy Watson just wants to party

Sydney Comedy Festival: MotherFather

Andrew Bell hopes this review doesn’t give him a reputation as a nice person.

Sydney Comedy Festival: Genevieve Fricker

Sydney Comedy Festival: Genevieve Fricker

Georgia Kriz thinks Genevieve Fricker is pretty funny, but not very vulnerable.

Sydney Comedy Festival: Jewish Comedy Showcase

Sydney Comedy Festival: Jewish Comedy Showcase

Joe Istiphan saw the Jewish Comedy Showcase at SCF.

Sydney Comedy Festival: Margaret Cho

Sydney Comedy Festival: Margaret Cho

Joe Istiphan doesn’t like vagina. Specifically, Margaret Cho’s.

These Chicks Don’t Even Know The Name of My Band: Megastick Fanfare

These Chicks Don’t Even Know The Name of My Band: Megastick Fanfare

Give us a little introduction of your band. Who does what? We play experimental pop. Shaun plays bass and percussion, Zwi and Adam vocals, Robbie and Adam guitar and samples, Zwi and I play synths and drums. What do you guys do outside of Megastick Fanfare? Zwi and I are both Usyd law students and […]

HIGH BROW, LOW BROW: Game Theory in Paradise

HIGH BROW, LOW BROW: Game Theory in Paradise

Miranda Smith is the sole survivor of watching this show

The art of the open mic

The art of the open mic

Chesea Reed walks into a bar…and writes an article

Honi how-to: make haste while the moonshines

Honi how-to: make haste while the moonshines

Samantha Jonscher turns water into whiskey

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

Adam Disney thinks you should see live music, even when it isn’t Bruce Springsteen

Edgy comes full circle

Edgy comes full circle

On first arriving in Australia last July, I remember remarking to a friend back in England, with a patronising snort of derision, that being at Sydney Uni felt “a bit like how I imagine American College would have done in the mid-to-late nineties.” Amongst the swarming mass of tie-dye students and chalked-up pavements, I experienced […]

In other(kin) words

In other(kin) words

In the preface to the 1957 edition of The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges conceptualises the “necessary monster”. The dragon is not an accidental product, he opines, but intentional. The monsters discovered by Borges all share this necessity. They appeal to our condition – to instincts of exploration, of hypothesis. We yearn for […]

Ashes to ashes

Ashes to ashes

Samuel Small saw fear in a handful of dust

No longer in hibernation

No longer in hibernation

Max Garner Tucker falls under the spell of TonkSGreen at Hibernian House

Where the wild things are…

Where the wild things are…

Samantha Jonscher goes in search of Martians

Chance Waters

Chance Waters

Max Schintler reviews Chance Water’s Infinity album and supporting tour

Last chance: 13 Rooms

Last chance: 13 Rooms

Stella Ktenas asks you to enjoy it while it lasts

Inner West side story: Gardener’s Lodge Café

Inner West side story: Gardener’s Lodge Café

Lucy Bradshaw has a coffee at the lodge

Bitches and drag queens: femininity and reality TV

Bitches and drag queens: femininity and reality TV

The queen isn’t dead, writes Lucy Watson

“Let’s do this!”

“Let’s do this!”

Lane Sainty has a laugh with a word-Smith

SCA heads to Verge for the Indigenous Festival

SCA heads to Verge for the Indigenous Festival

Fiona James wants you to know that the Indigenous Festival isn’t just for main campus

A different kind of protest

A different kind of protest

Nina Ubaldi gets to know rebellion, architecture-style

“Some of my best friends are Aboriginal…”

“Some of my best friends are Aboriginal…”

Subeta Vimalarajah reviews Boomalli Art Gallery’s latest exhibition

Crazy in love with Beyonce

Crazy in love with Beyonce

My only problem with Beyoncé is I don’t see any problems with Beyoncé. I lie when people ask me how often I listen to her music because the answer is “Beyoncé’s music is always playing in my mind.” At parties I commandeer the playlist and cue her entire discography. People complain, naturally, but they just […]

USYD BAND OF THE WEEK: Louise Millar

USYD BAND OF THE WEEK: Louise Millar

THESE CHICKS DON’T EVEN KNOW THE NAME OF MY BAND   How long have you been playing music? I dilly-dallied with piano and flute from a fairly young age, but got into playing guitar and singing about five years ago. How would you describe your sound? Soul-ish, folk-ish, acoustic-ish. More ‘ish’ than anything else. Who/what […]

KORMA POLICE: #froyolo

KORMA POLICE: #froyolo

Offence: Employing King Street as a major trafficking route for frozen yoghurt and the intent to control King Street to streamline this distribution.     Incident Report: Students have been unable to travel up King Street without the threat of attack from an advertisement promising “FREE TOPPINGS!” First Zwirl, then Mooberry, and two blocks later, […]

Looking back on the Sydney Film Festival

Looking back on the Sydney Film Festival

The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) celebrates its 60th birthday this year. New efforts to celebrate and document the history of one of Sydney’s most important cultural institutions reveal that a significant part of its history is inextricably linked with that of our own university. In a city with extremely limited opportunities for revival screenings of […]

Dead live music

Sydney’s live music scene isn’t exactly thriving. In the last year, the Annandale Hotel has gone into receivership, the Sandringham closed down, and most venues in the city have been faced with increased regulation on the side. At the same time, other venues are almost eclipsing their fallen contemporaries. GoodGod, a small CBD-based club, has […]

The writing on the wall

The writing on the wall

Sam Jonscher schools you on the fourth pillar of hip-hop

USYD Band of the Week: Milkk

USYD Band of the Week: Milkk

These Chicks Don’t Even Know the Name of My Band: MILKK     Who are you?  Milkk is Luke Bozzetto who plays electric guitar and is a freelance teacher, Paul Jaffe who plays electric guitar and is a barista, and me Cameron Whipp. I play drums and study Education at USYD.   How was the […]

Mixtape 003 – From underground rap to experimental hip hop

Mixtape 003 – From underground rap to experimental hip hop

Sick of hearing ‘Empire State of Mind’, or hearing from your friend that it’s a response to Nas’s ‘NY State of Mind’? Hip hop has loads more to offer than what you hear on the radio, and this is a not-at-all comprehensive overview of the alternative hip hop landscape.

Dinosaurs Not Extinct?

Dinosaurs Not Extinct?

Xiaoran Shi needs to listen to some bands other than Dinosaur Jr.

Down the rabbit hole: White Rabbit gallery review

Down the rabbit hole: White Rabbit gallery review

Photos: Ezreena Yahya At the end of a Chippendale back street, behind the Central Park development site and past rows of yet to be renovated terraces, an old Rolls Royce showroom has been radically reinvented. Four spacious floors of high-ceilinged white walls and exposed brick create an appropriately modern look. Founded in 2009 by Kerr […]

FIRST PERSON: Rolling in the derby

FIRST PERSON: Rolling in the derby

Photo: Richard Rayment If you had asked me a year ago, I would have said that roller derby wasn’t my thing. It wasn’t the aggressive nature of the sport that turned me off, nor the high risk of injury. It’s just that I’m obviously not cool enough to be a sassy, confident ‘derby girl’. Derby […]

Just Say Go

Just Say Go

Caitlin Still got drunk with Andrew Morgan and talked about his film, Yes No Yes Yes Go.

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Ocean Alley

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Ocean Alley

Meet Ocean Alley, a psychedelic reggae band that came third in last year’s band competition.

Shit

Shit

In the future Sean O’Grady will bring toilet paper with him

Stalin’s cock and Oxford Tories: Courtney Love is still out there

Stalin’s cock and Oxford Tories: Courtney Love is still out there

Daniel Swain recounts the time he met Courtney Love

All Class in Downton Abbey

All Class in Downton Abbey

An analysis of class relations, exploitation and imperialism in the popular British series.

Hipsterpropriation

Hipsterpropriation

What’s wrong with cultural appropriation? Oscar Monaghan explores the subject.

British India Take Control

British India Take Control

British India’s fourth album is worth the three year wait, writes Erin Rooney.

Top 5 Female-Fronted Bands

Top 5 Female-Fronted Bands

Xiaoran Shi left out Hole, Garbage, and The Spice Girls. Because everybody knows TLC was the best.

Hontiki recommends: North Korea

Hontiki recommends: North Korea

North Korea is a very real, yet very different, tourist destination. Perfect for the blog updates and Facebook statuses!

Chicks on Speed: Digital Riot Grrrl

Chicks on Speed: Digital Riot Grrrl

Chicks on Speed’s exhibition, SCREAM! runs at Artspace, Woolloomooloo. Mariana Podesta-Diverio went to the opening and now wishes she had a fluorescent guitar shoe.

Fat-bottomed swimmers

Fat-bottomed swimmers

Cleo Gardiner is swimming a sea of fatphobia.

Toulouse Canons

Toulouse Canons

Lawrence Muskitta made the Lau-trec to Canberra to write this review.

Die Hard goes soft

Die Hard goes soft

Sam Murray has hard it up to here with the franchise.

Top 5 Disney Songs to Have Kinky Heteronormative Sex To

Top 5 Disney Songs to Have Kinky Heteronormative Sex To

Rafi Alam ruins Disney for you… and probably sex as well.

Review: Purity Ring

Review: Purity Ring

Purity Ring played a show at Oxford Art Factory, and it looked as pretty it sounds.

Inner West Side Story: Chelsea’s on King

Inner West Side Story: Chelsea’s on King

Chelsea’s on King is a guesthouse in Newtown that has an interesting story.

Why I march…

Why I march…

Lucy Watson still gets into the Gay Christmas spirit, and explains why Mardi Gras is still important to some.

Album Review: Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Album Review: Push the Sky Away – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Tara Waniganayaka reviews the latest offering from the Man Who Never Smiles.

Mixtape 002 – Wonderful remixes of trashy pop songs.

Mixtape 002 – Wonderful remixes of trashy pop songs.

This mixtape gives you incredible versions of all those songs that you are too embarrassed to admit you enjoy. These artists have made something you hate to love, into something you can tell all your friends about.

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Sydney Uni band of the week

These chicks don’t even know the name of my band – Sydney Uni band of the week

This section helps you get to know an up and coming USYD band that we think can make it in the big smoke. This week we’re talking to blues, rock and jazz three-piece, The Rider. You heard ‘em here first.

Putting on the warpaint with Ben Quilty

Putting on the warpaint with Ben Quilty

Max Chalmers went to look at Ben Quilty paintings, but just looked at Ben Quilty instead.

Guerilla marketing

Guerilla marketing

Adam Disney writes about the strategy of online music releases

Why wailer Taylor needs to swiftly grow up

Why wailer Taylor needs to swiftly grow up

Lulu Smyth knew Taylor Swift was trouble when she walked in

Would you like some Bratwurst with your Spaghetti Western?

Would you like some Bratwurst with your Spaghetti Western?

Max Weber sticks to one genre in this article on genre mixing

Tribes

Tribes

Justin Pen previews the latest offering from SUDS

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying

Hal Conyngham wrote this review without really trying

Banding Together

Banding Together

Spain’s economic downturn has led to an upsurge in band solidarity. Avani Dias and Rafi Alam look at this new Spanish music scene.

Interview: Katie Wighton

Interview: Katie Wighton

Apparently good singer-songwriters still exist in Sydney. Chelsea Reed interviews Katie Wighton to find out what motives her and her music.

Mixtape 001

Mixtape 001

Break the ice with this inaugural offering from Honi’s weekly mixtape series.

No Homo(phobia)

No Homo(phobia)

“Come take a stab at it faggot, I pre-ordered your casket” doesn’t really paint a very welcoming image… under, well, any circumstances whatsoever. The Odd Future collective, particularly their de facto leader, Tyler the Creator, have been lambasted for the use of such blatant homophobia in their music (fun facts: Tyler’s album, Goblin, contains a […]

For future reference only

For future reference only

  You don’t know social justice until you’ve been on tumblr. Although Facebook has the odd viral post railing against racial injustice, and #destroythejoint was trending on Twitter for quite some time, the real, radical, crusading Social Justice Warriors reside in the depths of blogging site tumblr.com. This is where I stumbled upon blogger forfuturereferenceonly. […]

Highbrow, lowbrow: The Oscars

Highbrow, lowbrow: The Oscars

The 85th Academy Awards came and went. This year, and the film that gets an extended theatrical release and slight boost in DVD sales because of the prestigious Oscar brand on the cover is Ben Affleck’s Argo. I’m sorry if I sound cynical, but I’ll start by citing the alarming statistics that a survey in […]

Preview: SUDS presents Julius Caesar

Preview: SUDS presents Julius Caesar

  Shakespeare’s political tragedy Julius Caesar has been reimagined countless times over the centuries. The 2012 Royal Shakespeare production employed an entirely black cast and relocated the play to Africa to provide commentary on despotism and corruption. Bell Shakespeare’s 2011 production transposed the play into the modern political context of backroom dealings and leadership challenges, […]

Dungeons and Dragons: A nerd’s tale

Dungeons and Dragons: A nerd’s tale

Aleck Prees is a 35-year-old man who recently lost his wife and two children. Originally a farmer, he had been drafted into military service and forced to travel to a strange land for seemingly no purpose. He deserted, and has been a mercenary ever since. He tries to do the right thing but increasingly feels […]

Review: Anna Karenina

Review: Anna Karenina

Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina is an outstanding adaptation of the Wikipedia plot synopsis of Tolstoy’s classic epic. It is a beautifully shot and beautifully constructed perfume ad that happens to follow the plot of Anna Karenina. This is a shame, really, because all of the ingredients should have made a classic. It is a visual […]

Tarantino champions gun rights in Django

Tarantino champions gun rights in Django

Sam Murray explains that Django Unchained is secretly conservative.

Bieber, the Larkin of our generation?

Bieber, the Larkin of our generation?

Lulu Smyth explores love, sex and misogyny in the work of two poets.

Amour: a film review

Amour: a film review

Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke’s Amour has a very late release here. When it arrives however, it does so with quite a reputation after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year and having built as strong an Oscar campaign as a foreign film ever has. The plot to Amour is brutally and deceptively simple – […]

In praise of community

In praise of community

Community. The word always used to trigger a vaguely nauseated feeling in me. Having grown up on an insular peninsula north of the bridge, this suburban c-bomb of a word only brought to mind the parochial pride of over functioning P&C parents, or holier-than-thou Sunday mass attendees. That was, of course, until I found community […]

From here to fraternity

From here to fraternity

Sam Murray is getting a bit frat

Animal Collective at the Enmore Theatre

Animal Collective at the Enmore Theatre

A review, in the form of a revue

The Gods smile on Manning

The Gods smile on Manning

Can indie supergroup New Gods reverse Manning’s flailing fortunes?

Review: On The Road

Review: On The Road

Walter Salles’ adaptation of the Beat Generation classic didn’t outshine the book…even if this reviewer hasn’t read it.

MUSE’s 2012 Repertory Season – Little Shop of Horrors, Assassins, and Patience

MUSE’s 2012 Repertory Season – Little Shop of Horrors, Assassins, and Patience

Cale Hubble is a triple threat: sitter, watcher, reviewer.

Review: The Intouchables

Review: The Intouchables

Swa Kaushik is touched by the intouchable.

Talk of the Town: The Flinders Hotel

Talk of the Town: The Flinders Hotel

Tom Lawrence spent an hour at The Flinders, and it was one hour too many.

The Verge dome has landed

The Verge dome has landed

Hannah Bruce catches up with the 2012 Verge Festival directors.

Becoming Clitaurus

Becoming Clitaurus

John Francis became a woman, and instantly felt fat.

Review: Legally Blonde

Review: Legally Blonde

Jessica Jeffery thinks the show could’ve done with a manicure.

Review: Placebo Royale [Med Revue]

Review: Placebo Royale [Med Revue]

Elodie Cheesman gave them credit for trying.

Review: Placebo Royale [Med Revue]

Review: Placebo Royale [Med Revue]

Patrick Morrow found our future doctors to be without standards.

Just a Penrith girl in a Defqon.1 world

Just a Penrith girl in a Defqon.1 world

I came, I saw, I gabbered, writes Bernadette Morabito.

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