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Ari Mattes

Ari Mattes

Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Notre Dame Australia

I received a PhD from the English department of the University of Sydney for my thesis, Action! America: The Impulse to Action in American Literature and Film.

From Dune to The Power of the Dog: our predictions for the Oscars 2022 best picture

Mar 27, 2022 14:11 pm UTC| Entertainment

There were some extraordinary films released in 2021: Ninja Thybergs Pleasure, an electric neon romp through the porn world, Ildikó Enyedis period epic, The Story of My Wife, Paul Verhoevens nun-film,...

Strippers on film: battlers, showgirls and hustlers

Nov 04, 2019 11:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

In her landmark 1975 essay, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, Laura Mulvey argues classical Hollywood style is built upon the fetishisation of the female body. Female characters are frequently photographed in wide,...

Best Picture at the Oscars? Why it has to be The Favourite out of a weak bunch

Feb 19, 2019 16:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

2018 was a good year for cinema but this is not reflected in the Oscar nominations for Best Picture. This years nominees are notable mainly for their mediocrity. There are, of course, a couple of exceptions. The...

The best thing about the new Oz horror film The School is its poster

Dec 08, 2018 17:27 pm UTC| Entertainment

Review: The School Theres something about the Australian context that lends itself to explorations of horror. As I have argued elsewhere, the combination of what historian Geoffrey Blainey famously described as the...

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Economy

The firms reimagined the Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea as a whiskey to deliver on the bold and unexpected experiences consumers are looking for.

Boston Beer Company is offering a whiskey-infused version of its Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea brand as part of its partnership with Beam Suntory. Twisted Tea Sweet Tea Whiskey is made with real brewed tea, and packed with...

PepsiCo’s Quaker launches low fat, sugar, and salt porridge range

PepsiCos Quaker Oats will launch a non-High in Fat, Sugar, and Salt (HFSS) porridge pot line-up, called Heavenly Oats in chocolate orange and caramel fudge flavors. According to Heather Doyle, senior brand manager at...

The six percent alcohol per volume drink will initially be available in four flavors.

Monster Beverage Corporation will launch its first flavored alcoholic malt beverage product dubbed The Beast Unleashed late in the 2022 fourth quarter. The six percent alcohol per volume drink will initially be...

Coupang will start offering its loan service after the FSS' approval last week.

Coupang, the leading e-commerce company in South Korea, is officially opening its finance business. Through this new unit, it will be able to offer loans to small businesses so they can pay for their purchases in easy...

Samsung Electronics to sign its first wage deal with its labor union this week.

Samsung Electronics and its union workers have finally reached a deal concerning salaries. It was reported that this is the very first wage agreement between the two parties in 53 years. The companys union and Samsung...

Politics

Harris discussed the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade with leaders of colleges and universities, stressing the impact on college-age women and its connection with increased incidents of sexual assault.

US Vice President Kamala Harris continues to engage on local levels regarding the effects of the Supreme Courts decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. This week, Harris hosted a meeting with college and...

Biden condemned the murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico as authorities link the killings to hate crimes in the area.

US President Joe Biden condemned the recent murders of four Muslim men in New Mexico. This comes as authorities say the killings may be linked to a hate crime. Biden took to Twitter to condemn the recent murders of four...

The discussions to revive the nuclear deal resumed Thursday last week, with officials seeing signs of a possible agreement soon.

The efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers picked up in recent weeks as negotiators resumed discussions in Vienna. Negotiators have also expressed some optimism that an agreement may be...

A bombing in the western district in Kabul led to eight dead and 22 wounded, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.

Another attack occurred in Afghanistan over the weekend as a bomb detonated in the capital Kabul. Authorities said eight were killed and 22 were wounded from the blast. Hospital officials and witnesses in Afghanistan...

Science

When compared to the current approach of extracting methane gas from organic waste resources and then reforming it into hydrogen, the technology SK ecoplant is developing can cut the time needed for the manufacture of hydrogen by more than 20 times.

SK ecoplant Co. plans to develop a technology to produce hydrogen through a fermentation process where microorganisms eat and decompose organic matter in the absence of light When compared to the current approach of...

The research team completed a patent application, trademark application, and vegan certification for the research findings.

A Keimyung University research team has reproduced the taste and fragrance of civet coffee, known as kopi luwak, by scientifically identifying the digestion and fermentation conditions where civets live. Consequently,...

What do molecules look like?

What do molecules look like? Justice B., age 6, Wimberley, Texas A molecule is a group of atoms bonded together. Molecules make up nearly everything around you your skin, your chair, even your food. They vary...

What science says about the best ways to cool down

We spend most of the year complaining that Britain is too cold and wet but gripe with just as much enthusiasm about the heat. Although moaning about the weather is satisfying, its better to take action and cool yourself...

Higgs boson: 10 years after its discovery, why this particle could unlock new physics beyond the standard model

Ten years ago, scientists announced the discovery of the Higgs boson, which helps explain why elementary particles (the smallest building blocks of nature) have mass. For particle physicists, this was the end of a...

Technology

HBO Max apps are revamped before it merges with Discovery+ in summer 2023

HBO Max does not have the best reputation when it comes to its app features and performance, but that could change soon. Warner Bros. Discovery announced its Android/iOS, desktop, and tablet apps have been revamped to add...

Report: Apple increases iPhone 14 production orders to 95 million units

Another report has appeared in the wild indicating that Apples preparations for the production of the iPhone 14 will be in full swing soon. The company has reportedly asked its suppliers to ramp up production as it now...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4’s full technical specs sheet has leaked shortly before its official announcement on August 10

Samsungs next Unpacked event is set for this week, but tech fans might already have all the pertinent details about some of the devices to be announced. A recent report may have leaked the full technical specifications,...

Apple has reportedly started production for its September product launch event for the next iPhone and Apple Watch

The iPhone 14 series and Apple Watch Series 8 are likely to be announced in a little more than a month. And a new report claimed Apple already started preparations for its next major product launch event. When is the...

Twitter confirms security incident that possibly exposed owners of ‘pseudonymous accounts’

Twitter recently confirmed that its systems suffered a security breach that primarily affected pseudonymous accounts. The exploit, first found last January, reportedly allowed the hacker to figure out if an email address...
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