Pelican Magazine

Review: Pindorama

"The show is one of the strangest dance pieces I have ever seen, but one I haven’t stopped talking about since. It’s intriguing, uncomfortable and certainly different from traditional notions of dance." Melissa Scott reviews PIAF performance Pindorama, directed and choreographed by Brazilian dancer Lia Rodrigues.

A Lurch to the Right? The Polish Question

Poland's late political changes exhibit an uneasy mix of traditional authoritarianism and western capitalism, "typical of former Eastern bloc nations still struggling to come to terms with their past." Bradley Griffin and Leah Roberts write on the troubling consequences of this turmoil, and the rise of right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS) under Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

A Model Citizen…When Convenient

'The UN is not irrelevant to history, as a lasting if imperfect monument to global political cooperation. Most importantly, the UN is not irrelevant to Australia itself.' Jasmine Ruscoe considers the purpose and use of a international body often described as purposeless and useless.

REVIEW: The Last Stand

"It’s a pretty cool concept when you think about it: two hours of undeterred personalities voicing their wild thoughts and ideas in front of an exposed audience who are willing to hear them". Lee Robinson reviews.

On Islamophobia, Athletic Worship and Banner Phraseology

During the second quarter of Friday's Collingwood v. Richmond match on Friday, a banner was unfurled displaying an Islamophobic message at the back of the stands. Failing as it did to even properly communicate its propaganda of hate, Harry Peter Sanderson reflects upon an appropriate reaction to the offending material, to which United Patriots Front have proudly taken credit. He comes up with a mixture of condemnation, contempt and humour.