- Keith Flint of The Prodigy, an anti-establishment figurehead, brought a punk ethos to techno - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Flint had the charming amateurism of the true pioneers of that genre, bands like The Sex Pistols in the UK, The Saints in Australia, and Minor Threat in the US. They, like him, valued passion over musical proficiency. "It's not just as blatant as piercing your nose and sticking your hair up," he said of the band's punk elements. "It's the attitude of the band, the aggression. Getting up there and doing it. The fact that we're not all trained musicians or trained dancers. We're just people who've got up there. We're like the stage divers that never get chucked off."
- Trying to name Australia's favourite biscuit is a fool's errand | Adam Liaw | Food | The Guardian:
Never ones to shy away from the big issues in Australian culture, the crocodile-obsessed lunatics at the NT News have kicked off one hell of a Twitter debate on the topic of Aussie biscuits
- How we made Red Dwarf | Television & radio | The Guardian
- Sydney Football Stadium's controversial demolition ramps up despite legal challenge - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Scott Morrison heralds a Labor recession as Bill Shorten turns economic discontent into electoral fuel - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
Somewhere along the way, the Coalition's arguments on economic policy seem to have shifted from 'we are better economic managers than Labor' to more of a 'well, this might not be great, but imagine what it would be like under them'. That's because things actually aren't going all that brilliantly in the economy.
- How China handles border disputes with neighbours India, Taiwan, Japan and others - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- SCG Trust to replace 3,000 square metres of turf after Super Rugby clash ripped up surface - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Doesn't bode well for a season hosting NRL on top of usual duties.
- The Shoes of Prey Journey Ends – Michael Fox – Medium:
The customisation niche are creative people who enjoy spending the time to create something unique which they can wear. We learnt the hard way that mass market customers don't want to create, they want to be inspired and shown what to wear. They want to see the latest trends, what celebrities and Instagram influencers are wearing and they want to wear exactly that%u200A—%u200Aboth the style and the brand. [...] what they were consciously telling us and what they subconsciously wanted [...] were effectively polar opposites.
- Death metal music inspires joy not violence - BBC News:
"The dominant emotional response to this music is joy and empowerment," said Prof Thompson. "And I think that to listen to this music and to transform it into an empowering, beautiful experience - that's an amazing thing."
- The Tao of Sir Terry: Pratchett and Philosophy | Tor.com:
Vimes' reasoning can be understood in terms of virtue ethics, as taught by Aristotle, Mencius, or Confucius, which state that right acts do not depend on some outside set of rules or on their consequences in order to be right, but are inherently right because they are in accordance with certain core values we also deem right.
- Emmental as anything: Cheese exposed to round-the-clock music has more flavour, researchers find
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