WHEN ENTERTINAMENT HIDES INTELLIGENCE: How Avatar: The Last Airbender is smarter than you think

  Words || Neha Babu As of late, many people obsess over finding the deeper and darker meanings hidden beneath their favourite television shows. Whether these...

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...

The Paradox of Australian Mateship

By pulling everyone together we are tearing people apart. Words || Alicia Scott The mythical idea of mateship really developed with Australia’s World War One diggers. It...

Are Musical Instruments Dying?

About 15 per cent of Australian adults create or play music. With an increase in electronic-based music by the likes of Skrillex and Flume,...

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...

A Glimpse Into The Heart Of Darkness

YOU MIGHT SAY DEBAUCHERY IS DEAD, BUT THEN WHY ARE THE BROTHELS ALIVE AND WELL? WORDS || Phillip Witheridge When I sit down to write about...

How ‘Real’ Are The Real Housewives Of Melbourne?

Is there more to the housewives than what immediately meets the eye? WORDS || Joanna Marciniak For some, last year represented an entire summer of commercial...

Society Spree: Meet the student groups of Macquarie Uni

Another day, more genital cookies, and so many student groups to meet! #GetinLoser #We'reGettingInvolvedinStudentLyf Read on to meet the Cheerleaders, Philosophers, Cosplayers & Gamers of...

SHARK WEEK SHARK FACTS, FUCK YEAH

Words || Georgia Drewe I’m gonna preface this article by letting you in on a secret: I really, really, like sharks. Sharks are the greatest....

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...

Features

The Balancing Act of a Brown Feminist

Words ||Sara Choudhry Almost anyone who calls themselves a feminist in the year of Miss Rona 2020 is familiar...

“You’se closed mate?” Reflections of a Non-Essential Essential Hospitality Worker

Words || Navishkar Ram The shutter doors were mostly closed, and the lights were just about to be switched...

Payments Taking Their Toll: A Love Letter to Transurban & Sydney’s...

Words || Navishkar Ram  Our unique complication Western Sydney has been hard-done by. It’s a vast...

Capitalism for Social Good? The Complexities of Entrepreneurship Culture

Words || Shinae Taylor Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have noticed the recent trend celebrating...

Spotlight on Tiny Businesses

Words || Sara Zarriello In our current predicament, we’ve been forced the opportunity (if you will) of getting to...