‘Heartstopper’ has truly become a breakthrough in the sphere of queer media, a comfort show for many, the equivalent of a warm hug, and a brilliant outlook into the annals of queer culture—Donna Ferdinando reviews Netflix’s latest series.
In their new album ‘Cooties’, Brisbane trio Bugs dive into their sound evolution now combining surfer-punk music with a powerful pop-umph. The combination creates incredibly catchy songs that use 2000’s pop-punk radio classics to frame the feelings of toxic masculinity and loneliness that inhabit our twenties.
Jane Campion had already added another page into the bible of cinema; now bagging the Best Director prize for her meticulous work on The Power of the Dog (2021). This welcome addition in the Academy’s history has frankly been a long time coming, with Campion being only the third woman to do so. Wildes Lawler explores why this is so.