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Greyhound Racing: Animal Abuse as Entertainment

Australia is one of only eight nations worldwide where greyhound racing is legal. Earlier this month, NSW became the first state to ban the sport, with enforcement starting July next year. With calls from activists to expand the ban to a national level, Maddison Howard asks "by enabling even ‘clean’ greyhound racing to continue in Australia, are we turning our backs on animal welfare?"

Game Development and the ‘Crunch Time’

If people like St John and Molyneux understood that the only reason people take a minimum-wage job to toil away on videogames was because they love the medium, perhaps then maybe we could make some actual progress on workers’ rights, without it devolving into an argument about privileged, cry-baby millennials not wanting to work hard. Words by Cameron Moyses.

It’s About ‘Story’

Blizzard is slightly reducing the sexual-objectification of its female characters, even if their official reasons for doing so are weak. The benefit being that the euphemism of characterisation is easier for some to digest. Same end, different method, easier execution. Words by Kacper Szodza.

The Pursuit of Gnarlyness

Has pro-skateboarding sold out or kept gnarly? Reuben Wylie checks out this year's Bondi BOWL-A-RAMA​, Australia's largest skate event - eyeballing Tony Hawk meanwhile - and comes to a conclusion.
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Review: Daredevil (Season 2, Netflix)

The writing can be a little weak, and the overall plot of the season takes too long to manifest, despite these flaws, the new season of Daredevil is still an exciting way to spend 13 hours, and a look into an (eventually) pretty fascinating story. Thomas Rossiter reviews.