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Ghoulishness, depravity and stupidity: welcome to the world of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona

Image: The Triumph of Death - Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1592). Public domain Whether taken as a good or bad quality, Ottessa Moshfegh’s Lapvona is a confounding novel....

In the new Disney Pixar movie Lightyear, time gets bendy. Is time travel real, or just science fiction?

Image: Disney/Pixar Spoiler alert: this article explains a key plot point, but we don’t give away anything you won’t see in trailers. At the beginning...

Ethereal, evocative, and inventive: why the music of Kate Bush spans generations

Image: Wikimedia Keen observers of popular culture will have become aware of the recent inclusion of Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill into...

Did a giant radio telescope in China just discover aliens? Not so FAST…

Image: Liu Xu / Xinhua / AP “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” – Carl Sagan (Cosmos, 1980) This phrase is the standard that astronomers will be applying to a curious...

If you’re renting, chances are your home is cold. With power prices soaring, here’s what you can do to keep warm

Image: Shutterstock If you’re feeling the cold this winter, you’re not alone. About a quarter of all Australians have trouble keeping their homes warm enough...

Bunnings, Kmart and The Good Guys say they use facial recognition for ‘loss prevention’. An expert explains what it might mean for you

Once the purview of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, facial recognition is now being used to identify consumers in Australian stores. If you’ve seen the...

Battered by 9 years of Coalition government, the ABC now has a hard road of repair ahead

Image: Joel Carrett/AAP The Liberal-National Coalition government has been defeated, but the legacy of its nine-year onslaught on the ABC remains. That onslaught consisted of relentless...

When will I be able to upload my brain to a computer?

We don’t know how much information the human brain can store. agsandrew/Shutterstock We often imagine that human consciousness is as simple as input and output of...

Australian frogs are dying en masse again, and we need your help to find out why

Image: A dead Peron’s tree frog (Litoria peronii) Ken Griffiths, Author provided Last winter, thousands of dead and dying frogs were found across Australia. Instead of hunkering...

Pablo Picasso was not a lone genius creator – he was at the centre of several creative hubs, and changed the course of western...

Pablo Picasso, Spanish 1881–1973. Figures by the sea (Figures au bord de la mer) 12 January 193, oil on canvas 130.0 x 195.0 cm....
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VIR DAS MIND FOOL – MAY 2024

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Jazz: A touch of class! Anastasia Aspeling & Tim Wilson feature with JMQ Jazz Ensemble this Thursday, FEB 29, at Golden Gate Hotel. 7pm

Dear Jazz Lovers,  It's LEAP YEAR! This Thursday, FEB 29, 2024, when JMQ Jazz Ensemble shall feature two versatile, exceptional and seasoned Jazz artists at...

The Importance of Gift Giving in The Corporate World

Introduction In both personal and professional realms, gift giving holds a special place. It's a universal language of appreciation, gratitude, and goodwill. In the corporate...

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.