On Laughter and the Public Humiliation of My Body

“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter.” “I had my eyes closed and I remembered hearing titters of laughter.” I remember the laughter most of all. I was sixteen, my head dizzy from cheap and sugary alcoholic drinks that had been covertly smuggled into a house party, talking to some friend-of-a-friend about nothing in particular. … Continue reading On Laughter and the Public Humiliation of My Body

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You Can Be Whelmed – Shakespeare’s Best Teen Films

It is said that Shakespeare’s plays have maintained their popularity over the decades because they are universal – they deal with love, jealousy, betrayal and what it means to be human. That’s all well and good, but ultimately all great works can do with improving, and nothing is more relatable and universal than the worlds … Continue reading You Can Be Whelmed – Shakespeare’s Best Teen Films

Cocoa You Didn’t – A Guide to Melbourne’s Best Hot Chocolates

My name is Eliza Quinn, and I am a grown woman who loves hot chocolate. Coffee is just angry, bitter water, and I will fight anyone who tries to make me feel otherwise. Hot chocolate on the other hand, is totally delightful and I would gladly drain my bloodstream and replace it with warm, chocolatey … Continue reading Cocoa You Didn’t – A Guide to Melbourne’s Best Hot Chocolates

The Restorative Masculinity of Bob’s Burgers

In recent weeks (and months, and years, and millennia) there has been a lot of discussion of toxic masculinity – the notion that certain male-coded behaviours are damaging, to the individual expressing them and the people surrounding them. Toxic masculinity is exhausting, and once I started to learn about it, I began to see it … Continue reading The Restorative Masculinity of Bob’s Burgers