Author Archives: Rhiann McNally

Billy Belle Valentine's Picnic

billy-belle: Valentine’s Day Picnic Guide

If you haven’t figured out what your doing for Valentine’s Day yet, don’t fret billy-belle has you sorted! This Valentine’s Day Picnic Guide (which I had the pleasure of writing) has some delicious and beautiful ideas.

Lifeboat John Steinbeck Alfred Hitchcock

Why Representation Matters: A battle 70 Years in The Making & Still Going Strong

Diversity in media and positive representation is important, it affects children’s self-esteem and society’s race and gender relations. It has been an issue of contention for over seventy years, as made apparent by John Steinbeck’s letter to 20th Century Fox.

Analysis: The Zombie Genre

The zombie genre as we know it today has been in the making since early cinema.

While beginning as a minor monster featured in early horror films, the zombie has become a tool that reveals cultural anxieties in the modern world.

Paratextuality in The Walking Dead and more

How Media Producers Use Paratextuality To Their Advantage

Paratextuality and media convergence is making for increasingly connected franchises. In this video, I explain paratextuality and use The Walking Dead franchise as a case study to discuss fan-made paratexts.

Mary Magazine Jillian Goodman

Issimo: Crowdfunding: A feminist revolution?

Crowdfunding has become a viable way to finance events and projects by women who would otherwise be voiceless, writes Rhiann McNally.
The idea for Mary Review came to Jillian Goodman while daydreaming on a road trip in August last year.

Michael Cook Table

Issimo: Beyond the Brew

Tea becomes the muse of artists in a new exhibition, writes Rhiann McNally.
A silver tea set is arranged on a low table in a lavish early-19th century parlour. Nearby two indigenous women are dressed in finery normally associated with the wives of their colonial masters.

Korean War Australian Navy

Celebrate Living History: Tony Guest, A Man With The Sea

It is 1952, during the Korean War. Leading electrician Tony Guest is head of the damage control party for the HMAS Warramunga which was given the task of bombarding the Korean shoreline.

Anti-Islamophobia Rally Melbourne

Anti-Islamophobia Rally, 19th October 2014

Photos, tweets and vines from the anti-islamophobia Rally at the State Library on the 19th of October.

Crown Casino by Flickr User Paolo Rosa

Crown Employee Denies Changing His Story

A Crown marketing manager has denied changing his account of what happened the night one of China’s wealthiest men allegedly assaulted a pregnant casino employee.

Banyule Council

Banyule Council Commemorates Those Passed

Mayor Wayne Phillips held a minute’s silence at the Banyule Council Meeting on Monday for three residents who had died recently.