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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?

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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...

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Under the needle

Words || Erin Christie ‘Why does everyone want to look like Kylie Jenner?’ I type into Google, stressing over where to start the research for...

Queering the Bible

Words || Emma Jackson For me, being queer and Christian is not a difficult thing. I grew up with a knowledge of a God that...

Get Rooted: Making a hobby of horticulture

Words || Jarrad Noulton If you’re a full-time Arts student with only six weekly contact hours, you’re going to need a hobby, fast. I heard...

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...

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Did The Ancient World Ever Have Clean Slates?

WORDS | Claire Catacouzinos Ha, there was never such a thing! If you thrust your sword at the wrong guy, and miss, you’re dead, or if...