Category: Entertainment

Covid threatens the medieval movement

By Jack James COVID-19 restrictions appear to be threatening the growing interest in the medieval era – although some experts believe there is a silver lining.

There’s (not) an app for that

By Sophie McManus Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are experiencing a reported drop in their usership. Even though they’ve played a vital part in keeping us connected during the Covid-19 pandemic, millennials are rejecting the platforms in search

Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Entertainers suffer the blows of coronavirus

By Morgan O’Neill The entertainment industry has been one of the hardest hit industries globally due to the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the casual nature of much entertainment work many of the employees in this industry have been left jobless

Algorithm aims to fight online abuse

Online abuse is nothing new for some women using social media. But a new Twitter algorithm aims to detect sexualised threats and remove them from the platform. VJ Charlie Dally-Watkins reports.

Coronavirus strikes a bad chord with the music industry

The coronavirus pandemic has left music venues empty, musicians without an income and fans starved of live performances. Despite eased restrictions, the road to recovery may be further away than expected. VJ Jack Ryan reports.

Funky female podcasts become frontrunners of their field

By Ingrid Uhlmann Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States has jumped on the latest trend: Podcasts for women, by women. And for many people podcasts are the ultimate medium, as they’re convenient and easily accessible to everyone.

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Kickit touch kicking goals

By Tom Primmer Kick It Touch Football is branded the closest social sport to rugby league, and the format is going from strength to strength in southeast Queensland.

Positives in pandemic for UQ Rugby

By Tom Primmer The University of Queensland rugby club has bounced back from the adverse effects of COVID-19 and is beginning to see the silver linings of the pandemic.

Brisbane street art still booming

By Annelise Crilly Brisbane’s Street Art Festival is always a source of excitement and inspiration and even Covid restrictions couldn’t stop this year’s magic. Hand painted murals are popping up all over the city bringing new life to the streets.

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