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Book Review: Travel Anywhere (and avoid being a tourist) by Jeralyn Gerba and Pavia Rosati

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Nowadays, our wanderlust is often simultaneously fuelled and quenched by travel insta inspo, travel blogs, and an abundance of travel vloggers on Youtube. In such a digital world, the relevance of the old school, hard copy travel guide may seem to be waning. Nevertheless, Travel Anywhere (and avoid being a tourist) seeks to be both the on-trend inspiration and practical guidebook to all that is a must-see, do or visit for the savvy, modern traveller. On the whole, Travel Anywhere successfully fulfils this brief. The book’s premise, “travel trends and destination inspiration for the modern adventurer”, dictates everything from its
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Look Good, Feel Good About It

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Sustainable. Ethical. They’re not words which usually come to mind when we think about the fashion industry. This is probably because in Australia, these words don’t describe our relationship with textiles so well. We throw away 500,000 tonnes of textiles each year (according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics), with over 80% of that going straight to landfill. For the average Australian, that’s 23 out of the 25 kilograms of clothes we buy per person each year! However, the fashion industry doesn’t help us. With non-biodegradable and synthetic fabrics, unethical labour practices and poorly made fast fashion, our clothes generally
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Review: Crime Wave

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Inappropriate outbursts of laughter, hands thrown over mouths in disbelief and many, many cringes. That is how you will find yourself, repeatedly, watching Crime Wave (Ola de crimenes). Screening as part of the 2019 Spanish Film Festival, Crime Wave is a dark comedy of epic proportions. Director Gracia Querejeta designs a pendulum plot that swings in and out of complete absurdity. Following Leyre's (Maribel Verdú) risqué attempts to cover up her ex-husband’s murder and spare her son the consequences which she relays extensively to a priest in confessional, twists and turns are a many. From death-by-high-heel to the most audacious
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