Pics and Words

 
January 2017
 
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Spilling the coffee beans
This one's for all you coffee fiends out there, we've taken a closer look at just some of the best coffees on the Gold Coast. I have to stress, there are loads of great cafe's out there, and lots that make muddy dishwater too. Inspired by the movie 'Coffee and Cigarettes' we simply chose 11 venues that the team here at Merge know make a great coffe...
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What To Do When Everything Vanishes
BEN REVI asks why we continue to be obsessed with real things in the age of digital Art by GARY SEAMAN It’s a little vulgar, but would you let me open with a quote? Marx and Engels – I know, but go with me here – once wrote that all this buying and selling in our world would bring about a time where “all that is solid me...
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Brothers Band
About brothers... Well, they played at the Merge party inNovember and the place was packed to the rafters, and totally rocked! Once upon a time ... in a small town where Cowboys and Footy Bogans reigned supreme.. Rah rah rah.. so eventually we got right out of there now we're in a band together! Possibly the best thing to come out of Glen Innes ...
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Hiromi Tango
There are artists who are happy with a paint brush and dab of oil paint. Then there are artists who live in perspex boxes, tie themselves up with knitted rope, and fake their own death. Hiromi Tango’s work sits firmly in the latter group: it’s eclectic, it’s highly interactive, and it’s absolutely kick-you-in-the-guts overwh...
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Hand Written
The annoying thing with computers is that it’s nigh-on impossible to use them as on-the-go notepads: there’s no frantically scribbling down your latest brainwave when you have to wait five minutes for a boot-up. One thing the digital world is never going to get right – the trusty note taker. 1. Quill Fat Little Note Book ($3....
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Dubious Australia: A Spot of Bother
At the height of the Second World War, Brisbane, like most Australian cities, experienced a sudden influx of U.S servicemen as they prepared to take the fight back to the Japanese. However tensions quickly grew between the Australian soldiers and their U.S counterparts over the higher wages paid to the latter. These higher salaries allowed U.S serv...
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Learning To Be Somewhere
SAM RODGERS looks at why our import students could be the key to energising the city Photos by HARMONY NICHOLAS Imagine you’ve just arrived at Adelaide airport. What kind of city greets you? You take a peek through the massive windows of the only terminal and see squat hills sitting lazily above flat suburbia, and just to the left is the ...
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Life, Death and Offset Printing
STAN MAHONEY cuts his teeth on some honest outback journalism – and asks what the world will look like without it By 2011, if the Governor of California has his way, roughly 90 percent of all state schoolchildren will learn from electronic textbooks – portable devices not unlike watered-down iPhones. Similar plans have been mooted in...
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Walking the Fine Line
ALAN VAARWERK takes a look at just how easy it is to turn a great night out, into a should've gone without. You’ve heard it all before. The news bulletins about drunken brawls, the latest footy player to expose his, er, tackle, on a silly-season bender, and you’ve seen Tracy Grimshaw lapping up another year’s worth of Schooli...
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Bluffers Guide: Sneakers
Bluffers Guide. The insider info to get you talking the talk and walking the walk Walking on Nike Air Sneaker aficionado? Actually, I can't say the words 'nice kicks' usually roll off my tongue, I'm far more au courant when it comes to heels. Here I was thinking sneakers were just sneakers but it turns out there's a massive difference between clu...
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