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Around the World…

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If you’re going to travel, you need to know what’s going on in the world. In today’s news round-up we head to Asia and Oceania to witness some amazing natural phenomena, and examine a strange plan for NYC.    People in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Japan were plunged into darkness yesterday during the longest total solar eclipse of the ... Read More »

Mapping ‘Mad Max’

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With summer road trips in mind, New York Times movie critic A. O. Scott chooses 1979′s ‘Mad Max’ as this week’s Critics’ Pick. He may love the movie for its dystopian vision, take-no-prisoners action and Mel Gibson’s blue eyes (trust us, it’s in the video), but we love the movie’s dramatic setting most of all. Scott says the film’s sweeping, dusty panoramas ... Read More »

Sydney Screenings

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Hey Sydneysiders! It’s that time again … the 56th installment of the Sydney Film Festival is in full swing. Featuring a collection of shorts and features, the festival includes selections from Australia as well as 40 other countries. Need help deciding what to see? No worries, the festival breaks down films into categories like “Give Me a Kiss,” “Take Me ... Read More »

Pop Quiz

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Q: Which film was released to coincide with a national tourism campaign? Answer after the jump… Read More »

Art Rock Confidential: Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane

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Since the early days of punk rock, Australia has been home to musical experimentation. And the continent’s isolation has bred a closely knit music scene with a distinctly Australian vibe. Museyon Guide Mel Campbell traces the development of Australia’s singular brand of art rock from its Brisbane roots to its current-day epicenter, Melbourne. Journey Down Under for a tour of ... Read More »

Great Southern Filmscapes: Australia + New Zealand

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  From the rugged outback to Sydney’s famous skyline, Australia (and its neighbor New Zealand) offers the camera landscapes and lifestyles full of contrast, inspiring everyone from Bollywood directors to Disney’s Pixar—who animated Sydney for Finding Nemo. Melbourne local Gemma Blackwood is your guide for an “armchair tour” of the Land Down Under. About Your Guide: Gemma Blackwood had an ... Read More »

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