New film builds bridges across stories of Melbourne’s west 

    A Footscray-based film-maker will pay tribute to his own family’s migrant story through his upcoming feature film, Westgate, scheduled for filming around Melbourne’s west in July.

    Little Westies unleashing creativity for peace 

    Picture this: young minds ablaze with imagination, transforming blank canvases into vibrant reflections of hope and unity; a manifestation of the International Women’s Peace Group’s (IWPG) Loving Peace Art Competition recently hosted at St James theApostle Primary School in Hoppers Crossing. In its 6th consecutive year, this esteemed international competition continues to captivate and involve more than 12,000 youths annually from 52 different countries across the globe. Despite the diversity of languages spoken by participants from different countries, the art they create speaks volumes, delivering messages of peace and unity to hearts around the world.

    Screens – June 2024

    Movie synopses for Emergency, The Mountain, Inside Out 2, and High and Low John Galliano

    Recommended reading from local bookshops – June 2024

    Reviews of the books The Extinction of Irena Rey, O Caledonia, Love, Death & Other Scenes, and Shower Land: Break the Curse

    Why would anyone listen to ASMR?

    You have most likely encountered this phenomenon of ASMR or more specifically ‘autonomous sensory meridian response’. It is the term used to describe a tingling sensation that people experience in the head or spine when listening to certain stimulating sounds. ASMR originated back in 2007 through an online forum of people sharing their experiences with sound, with Jennifer Allen popularizing the term later on YouTube in 2010. Nowadays, ASMR has emerged as a valuable tool for popularity itself, with celebrities such as Cardi B. and Chris Hemsworth delving into ASMR to use it as a promotional tool, enhance their brand image, and foster a deeper relationship with their audience. 

    Bear vs man: Which would you choose?

    In recent weeks, a viral TikTok trend has taken the internet by storm, sparking a heated debate on social media platforms. The trend involves a man asking women in America a seemingly simple yet thought-provoking question: 'Would you rather be stuck in the woods with a bear or a man?' To the surprise of many, the women overwhelmingly chose the bear over the man, igniting a fiery discussion on gender perceptions and safety in the wilderness.

    LP Corner – June 2024

    Reviews for Love. Angel. Music. Baby by Gwen Stefani and Elephunk by The Black Eyed Peas.

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