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The Real Phantoms of Junee

Words || Rhiannon Williams The Monte Cristo Homestead is said to be Australia’s most haunted house, and not only are there weekly tours, but there...

You Are Here: Keep Katoomba Odd

Words || Max Lewis As a formerly Hornsby Heights born-and-raised suburb bitch, Katoomba is weird. Like much of the Blue Mountains, it’s a small nugget...

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You Are Here: Keep Katoomba Odd

Words || Max Lewis As a formerly Hornsby Heights born-and-raised suburb bitch, Katoomba is weird. Like...

Ask an Expert: The Science of Delusion

Words || Jarred Noulton Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look at someone...

Pop Culture Rewind: No Thank You, Don’t Come Again

Words || James Booth From a plastic, dollar-shop “bindi” on the forehead of a girl three...

Challenge: The Bizarre Bazaar

Words || Nathaniel Keesing I’m a pretty good read of other people, so whenever someone says...

Illustrated: What’s in the depths of the Macquarie Lake?

Illustrations || Daniel Lim  'Bruce' In your Earth language you know him as the Vice Chancellor of...

Grapeshot Challenge: Castaway

Words || Nathaniel Keesing I’m ashamed to admit it, but I can’t swim. Several years ago,...

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Macquarie’s Queer Love Stories

Art by Emma Rssx. Having your rights thrown around by a bunch of people who should, actually, have zero sway over how you live your...

The Hard Part

Words || Cameron Colwell We set a time: 7:30, before dinner, but when Tom has had enough time to recover after work — we’re like...

Features

The Real Phantoms of Junee

Words || Rhiannon Williams The Monte Cristo Homestead is said to be Australia’s most haunted house, and not only are there weekly tours, but there...

Cold Calling: The subtle art of bugging strangers

Words || Jack Kingsland-Wills Very few people are strangers to the frustration of an unknown number appearing on the screen, followed by the greeting of...

The Symptom List

Words || Anonymous Content warning: Mention of sexual abuse, eating disorders My brother was confused. “I don’t get it. She became anorexic because he kept calling her...

Law of the journey

Words || Ilhan Abdi A splash of water. A semi-inflated plastic raft holding only a few wooden planks and forlorn boots bobs up and down...

Water Torture: Two decades of fighting for Australia’s refugees

Words || Tess Peni I’m on a long-distance bus full of refugee rights activists, headed from Sydney to Woomera Detention Centre, where 1,500 asylum seekers...

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It’s Just Another Graceless Night: On Melodrama

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Bringing Steampunk into Wonderland

By Todd Newton Love musicals? Soon we will have our very own student production in Macquarie University. Produced by the Macquarie Musical Society (MacMS), Alice...