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.

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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Enchantée by Gita Trelease
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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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" Lord, make me read this book – but not yet! "
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The Silent Companions by Laura  Purcell
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When I was a kid, I found shop mannequins absolutely terrifying: that vibe of them moving behind your back and then you turn around and they’re right behind you. The ‘silent companions’ of the title are creepy in this way: life-sized figures painted ...more
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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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There was a dreamlike, almost magic-realist tone to this that worked in counterpoint with its very detached, matter-of-fact tone. I couldn’t get a bead on when exactly it was set, and the contrivance that the Underground Railroad was an actual subway ...more
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
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This was a fun, breezy book that’s perfect for reading on holiday, which is when I read it. Took me a while to get into the characters – I found them very obnoxious at first and I worried that Semple was going to get stuck in the Zany Antics and Sass ...more
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Normal People by Sally Rooney
"2.5? Maybe? It wasn’t dreadful & I wanted to like this given all the fanfare around it. It’s an okay read, but didn’t live up to the hype. Maybe I’m not at the right stage of my life to appreciate the ‘romantic’ dynamic (which actually seemed..." Read more of this review »
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People have raved about this book, saying it was such a satisfying read, so I thought it was going to be joyful or at least to have a happy ending. Instead I found it really grim and depressing. It got more so as it went; I found the ending crushingl ...more
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