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EUROVISION 2021: UNITING EUROPE THROUGH WEIRD & WACKY MUSIC

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After a two-year absence from our screens, the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is finally underway. While COVID-19 means this fan-crazed music competition is operating under very different circumstances than previously, it still has the same amount of peculiarity that we have witnessed since its inception. When we think of Eurovision, we think of crazy costumes, neighbours voting for each other, out-of-this-world interval acts, and an edginess which verges on downright wrong.  However, the contest is more than this – it’s an arena for nations to come together through the talent of their artists, while also giving them
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Comedy Review: ‘Good Egg’ – Scout Boxall (Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2021)

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If chaotic comedy sounds like your thing, then Scout Boxall’s Good Egg is the show for you. Boxall presents a surreal mix of schoolyard humour and crass satirical commentary in an energetic, witty show.    Held in the Quilt Room at the Trades Hall, the space is dimmed and intimate. The night I attended it was a full house, which filled the room with electric energy. The performance starts with a voiceover announcing that the show has no narrative and no arc, an announcement welcomed by audience applause.    Boxall is non-binary, dressed in an all-white jumpsuit reminiscent of the
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Documentary Review: Meat the Future (dir. Liz Marshall) (2020)

Meat the Future
Reviewed by Jaclyn Holland The idea of cell-grown meat has gained a huge amount of traction since Dutch scientist Mark Post dished out the first in vitro grown hamburger in 2013. With the promise of providing an environmentally friendly way to continue eating meat, without any associated loss of animal life, it’s easy to see why the media are so enthralled. At the same time, however, there is a prevailing discomfort with what some call “frankenburgers”, as well as opposition to the product even using the name “meat”. With this in mind, renowned Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall’s documentary Meat the
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