Slow Progress: On Living With Dyspraxia

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Guilt-Free Lust and Ethical Porn

We’ve all learnt to boycott the baristas that don’t pass us our double soy latte with that extra dose of altruism, but are our...

Why the Red Cross’s Refusal to Take Gay Blood Hurts

I used to give blood every two months. It was a fun thing I’d do with my mates on afternoons after uni – we’d...

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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES AND HOW TO PREVENT STDS: IS SEX EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS FAILING TEENS? WORDS | Alicia Scott Sex education for teenagers...

The Bali Bogan: Thought of a Balinese-Australian on Aussie tourism

Words || Cassandra Ngurah Although a product of Indonesia, the humble Bintang singlet has become an Australian symbol of boganism, synonymous with VB and Southern Cross...

Misconceptions, Talking Tough Topics and Diversity in Young Adult Fiction

Words || Alexander Basto Young adult fiction has become somewhat of a phenomenon in the literary sphere. It is a market that is worth millions...

Meet Tim Jacobus, Goosebumps Cover Artist, Illustrator of Nightmares

Words || Angela Heathcote For years of my childhood I couldn’t sleep with an empty chair in my
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Film Review: Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)

Words | Max Mahood Wild Tales (Spanish: Relatos Salvajes) is a 2014 film from Argentinean director Damian Szifron that tells the stories of six people whose days...

Meet the Editors: Our Best/Worst First Date Stories

To celebrate the release of our new issue, XO, here are the Grapeshot team's best first date stories! Find out how our Deputy Editor...

Soul of Sirius: Meet the 90 year-old fighting for one of Sydney’s most iconic...

Words || Emma Harvey To commuters on trains crossing the Harbour Bridge, the Sirius Building is instantly recognisable. The chunky concrete structure stands stoically at...

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