Features & Favourites
Aimee’s words appear on and in The Big Issue, Little White Lies, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings and more. In 2017, she appeared at National Young Writers Festival and Digital Writers Festival. She's a current Writer in Residence at The Mill. Dancing on stage with Bruce Springsteen didn’t cure her anxiety, but it sure did help.
Features & Favourites
Aimee Knight explores the social, cultural and economic factors that connect Bruce Springsteen's music with fans around the world.
Do women turn to true crime to steel ourselves against future victimisation? Or do we live in fear thanks to the narratives we impute?
"Aggressive, moody, demanding: she's a woman on her period in its worst phase," says Ellie of her chronic illness.
"Maybe he’s right. Maybe there is something the matter with me. I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad." — Ariel, The Little Mermaid
"People think of space as this empty place, but there's all this human material in it."
The T-shirt started modestly as 19th-century underwear; today, it's a pervasive semiotic mode. How did a humble undergarment become a tool of countercultural protest, and later, an icon of Western consumerism?
Film, TV & Screen Industry
“Grow up?! But that means no more stories!” says Peter Pan, disgruntled. This strikes a chord with Owen Suskind, a young man transfixed by screens big and small.
"Kedi", "Unlocking the Cage" and "Bugs" examine how non-humans fit in our anthropocentric world, and the sometimes-inhuman ramifications of our relationship with animals.
Aquarius is the tits, both figuratively and literally. Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho showcases mastectomy, breast-feeding, and the non-sexualised mammaries you don't see in Miami.
Was creator Richard O’Brien on the money when describing his other box office flop?
"Women do film with a different perspective. You feel it immediately."
We asked Paul Jennings why he made strange things happen.
This essential, moving documentary challenges the idea of prison as a breeding ground for machismo and violence.
Prague, 1973. A young woman drives her truck down a bustling footpath, taking out a crowd of around 25 people.
The name David Lynch is synonymous with dream logic.
Two films, both alike in dignity, released within weeks of each other. Set almost 30 years apart, they tell the same story: of racism in the USA, of police brutality and intimidation tactics perpetrated against people of colour, and of how American young people struggle to break free from the stereotypes and expectations that swallow them.
"We need to get educated and know the facts" about our government's offshore processing policy, says Chasing Asylum director, Eva Orner. The new Australian documentary Chasing Asylum gets behind the barbed wire fences of Nauru and Manus Island to reveal terrifying home truths about offshore refugee processing. But the story doesn't end there.
It seems like another arbitrary remake of an antiquated children's franchise, but is one of the most thought-provoking films of 2014's mainstream. The heart-warming story of London's beloved homeless bear, this latest version offers a quiet commentary on race relations, social acceptance and Western society's not-so-secret xenophobia.
Sex, Gender & Sexuality
They're kicking goals for women in sport Down Under.
A 'Darwinian feminist' explains.
"I've been doing my work for 12 years and it's just in the last three that more people are... letting me have a voice. Prior to that I was just associated with pornography and throughout the world 'pornography' is a dirty word, right? So people don't necessarily want to hear you speak."
Environmental scientist Carmel Johnston has returned home to Montana after a year living on Mars. Well, a replica of the red planet.
How telling people you're "ace" changes your life forever.
Ebola isn't the only catastrophe happening in Africa at the moment; there's a more insidious, violent phenomenon committed daily against girls and infants in some of the world's poorest countries.
Lifestyle, Culture & Opinion
There's a tarot card called 'The Knight of Cups'. This intrigues me. Not (just) because I'm a full-blown female Fox Mulder who badly wants to believe in divination...
Aimee Knight explores why Generation Y was against plans for a nuclear waste dump in SA.
A podcast that was supposed to talk about coffee cups and waste, but ends up hitting the big issues: death, trying to be an adult, and (of course) capitalism's fatal flaws.
"Someone said years ago, 'The best manure for a plant is a farmer's footsteps.' Isn't that beautiful?"
I'm an emotional eater and David Bowie died last week, so entering an eating competition seems like a no-brainer.
I was always told little girls plan their eventual weddings, but that was never true of me. Since I was a wee'un, I've always wondered what my funeral will be like.
Bouncing back from her identity crisis earlier this year, Hello Kitty's ~furst~ Australian cafe has opened its doors in Adelaide.
Roundabout Records is putting it all on black to preserve the art of analogue music production.
"My family are either accountants, doctors or nurses," Dennis Leslie says. "I was interested in doing a trade but there were other expectations from my parents."
Jonny Pisanelli says he’s “only as good as his last cup of coffee” – the last cup he’s sold, that is. But with a daily wake-up time of 2.30am, he enjoys plenty of the brew too.
A delectable road-trip.
Does it get any better than art, antiques and amazing food?
Whenever pub rock patriarchs Cold Chisel return to their hometown, the night is guaranteed to get pretty loose. This is best evidenced by the guy passed out on the footpath at 7.30pm.
The parched lawns of Elder Park played host to a line-up of Oz rock stalwarts at One Electric Day, named presumably for the frying-pan-like conditions forecast.
On an LCD screen above the stage, Glenn Ridge announces, "Welcome to the #APIAGoodTimes tour: celebrating the experiences of people over 50." Honesty is important.
Adelaide Film Festival 2015
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Documentaries give voice of those who aren't usually afforded volume. They can be raw and personal, objective and discreet, and sometimes straight-up hype machines.
Give the gift of cinema.
Adelaide Festival of Arts 2015 Music Mini-Mag
Interview with Australian singer Bertie Blackman.
Via Beetlejuice, Big Fish and more.
Irish torch singer O'Sullivan reveals how she feels about starring in a masterful reworking of The Who's seminal rock opera.
Kid Koala and K.K. Barrett chat Nufonia Must Fall.
"8. In 1978, Kuti married all 27 of his Queens in a single ceremony - and divorced them eight years later."
Writing and sponsor credits.