Mel Campbell

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Mel Campbell is professionally curious about pop culture. A freelance journalist, editor and cultural critic based in Melbourne, Australia, she has made a career out of exploring new trends, everyday delights and forgotten treasures.

Mel co-founded the award-winning publishing project Is Not Magazine , and the culture and entertainment website The Enthusiast . Currently, she writes on film, style and pop culture for Junkee , on Victorian galleries for Australian Art Collector magazine, on retail trends for Time Out Melbourne, is co-programming the 2013-14 season of Rooftop Cinema, and previews feature films for the Melbourne International Film Festival. Mel's fashion research blog is Footpath Zeitgeist .

Out of Shape is her first book.

I like the night life, baby

This week I went on a road trip with my parents to Barwon Park Mansion, Winchelsea, to see Night Life, a National Trust exhibition of evening wear from the 1920s and 1930s. By pure chance, we managed to time our arrival just as a guided tour by exhibition curator Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna was beginning. This was an awesome way to navigate the exhibition. Anya-Petrivna offered lots of detail about... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 19, 2017 01:46
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Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
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Let’s face it: a book titled ‘Robopocalyse’ is never going to be fine literature. But my love of ‘bot and ‘poc stories transcends mere literary quality and so I enjoyed this book on a weekend away as the holiday trash it is.

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Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
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I was surprised to see this book was written in 2001 because it seems very ‘80s. Perhaps all cyberpunk stories feel like they’re of this time. I think it’s the profound cynicism about geopolitics and capitalism: the idea that distinctive ethnic and n ...more
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Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
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This is more of a 3.5-star book for me. Basically, if you (like me) adored Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell , this is an enjoyable but not nearly as accomplished placeholder. (We must be patient for more from Clarke, who has chroni ...more
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This was a light and easy escapist read. I quite liked the way magic was shoehorned into revolutionary France as a political metaphor – but it was a muddled one. I liked the conceit that magic enables social advancement but feeds on sorrow and suffer ...more
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