“John” was rushing along Swanston St, through the bustling afternoon crowds, to purchase his next order. Turning into Chinatown, then into a mall, he reached his destination: CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice. ANDY MANGELSDORF writes.
Life’s a struggle, but the days still go on. AI TENG and DINGZHIRUO YANG pay tribute to every overseas student who has found a direction in a confused life, no matter who you are or where you are from.
The inaugural Oz International Film Festival wraps up tonight at the historic Alex Theatre in St Kilda, having provided a unique showcase for diverse filmmaking. JAMES WF ROBERTS reports
Trying to make it in the international rap music business has been the life-long dream of Stan Qae and Huon Collidge. They spoke to CORINE STIJNEN
Are you planning on buying a home, or are you too busy buying avocados? KATERINA KOSTAKOS, EVANGELINE OCTIGAN and TYLA CHAPMAN explore some tricky financial territory.
A new strategy has been developed by Brimbank Council to reduce the youth unemployment in the region. JOSEPH LEW reports.
A MONASH University student is developing a global service to deliver natural remedies to menopausal women who can’t use hormone replacement therapy. BETHANY MxcKAY reports.
This film looks at the importance of ethical/sustainable fashion, and interviews Barbara Niglio, an upcycling fashion artist based in Melbourne. Documentary by YUN BAI, YUE CAO and YUET TING ALVINA LAU
Students strapped for cash have offered up their minds and bodies for a range of scientific studies in the hopes of receiving a worthy payout. MIE SORENSEN asks if they would do it again.
I Am A Fan gets meta and is a podcast discussing podcasts. LAUREN ROSENBERG is joined by SALONEE MISTRY and audio and radio lecturer HEATHER JARVIS to chat about the craze
This short documentary explores how gentrification threatens Footscray, as apartments look set to replace the Little Saigon Market. COLIN CARSON, KONSTANTINOS AXIOTIS and SIMON WILLIAMS look at what heritage means to multicultural Australia.
The politics of hair is the heart of this short documentary from MELISSA BRASACCHIO, SARA ASGEDOM and GODGIFT EMESI
A Melbourne council is planning to use street artists to educate local schoolchildren about their craft, as part of an innovative effort to stem youth vandalism. RYAN HARDING reports.
A great cast and direction make Landfall an Australian thriller worth watching, writes JAMES WF ROBERTS
Burwood Fuel and Fodder owner Ian McKay has decided it’s finally time to close the doors of his historic business. LINDA LIEM reports.
Oh! Jean Records is an outsider’s store that began from a childhood passion. RONAN HORGAN, VICTORIA RUDNIKOV and FLORA ZHANG talk to music fans who’ve established a place.
Manningham is leading the way in Victorian waste management after producing the lowest amount of garbage on record this year. SAMANTHA O’CONNELL reports
Gender equality in the workplace is not here yet, but it’s getting closer says Woman of Influence Prue Gilbert. LAURA PLACELLA teports.