What 'Game of Thrones' tells us about trauma

What 'Game of Thrones' tells us about trauma

Maybe it was when a young girl was burned alive while her parents watched complicitly. Perhaps it was the orchestrated slaughter of a family, a pregnant woman’s belly stabbed again and again like the film over a frozen TV dinner. Was it when a psychopath ate a sausage next to his freshly-castrated hostage? Or one of the uncountable, imaginative depictions of rape and psychological abuse? Every “Game of Thrones” fan has had it, the moment when they looked away from the screen and wondered: It’s exhilarating and exhausting, attending this…

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Territory Tales: Vogue MegaQueen reveals tricks of the trade for tropical drag queens

Territory Tales: Vogue MegaQueen reveals tricks of the trade for tropical drag queens

Updated August 06, 2017 09:26:31 Video: Vogue MegaQueen on life as a Darwin drag queen (ABC News) Related Story: Territory Tales: Darwin restaurateur rebuilds her life after fleeing brutality in Indonesia Related Story: Territory Tales: The NT crocodile handler who takes on the world’s most terrifying reptiles In a small dark room at the back of an old tropical house in Darwin, behind feather boas, sequined gowns and six-inch heels piled from floor to ceiling, Phillip Coffey is beginning a three-hour transformation. Wearing a faded singlet and shorts, he sits…

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Venezuela quells 'paramilitary' attack at base; 2 dead

Venezuela quells 'paramilitary' attack at base; 2 dead

A man who identified himself as an army officer announced the revolt on social media, an action he called a “legitimate rebellion” aimed at the government of leftist President Nicolás Maduro. “We are united now, more than ever, with the brave people of Venezuela who do not recognize the legitimacy of Nicolás Maduro’s murderous tyranny,” according to a man who said he was Capt. Juan Caguaripano. The President, speaking on his weekly TV show, “Sundays with Maduro,” made reference to the incident, saying “a week ago, we won with votes…

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Teen recovering after 'sea bugs' attack his legs during ocean swim

Teen recovering after 'sea bugs' attack his legs during ocean swim

Updated August 07, 2017 07:48:19 Photo: Sam Kanizay’s family took him to hospital when his legs would not stop bleeding. (AAP: Supplied) A Melbourne teenager has gone for a dip at the beach and come out covered in blood and looking like a horror movie extra. When Sam Kanizay, 16, felt sore after football on Saturday, he decided to soak his legs at Dendy Street Beach in Brighton. Half an hour later, he walked out covered in what his family said were tiny marine creatures eating his legs. WARNING: This…

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Mother’s plea for ‘murdered’ son

Mother’s plea for ‘murdered’ son

THE grieving mother of a Balga man found dead in suspicious circumstance inside his home has urged detectives to find her son’s killer. Police were called to the house on Dallington Crescent about 8.30pm on Friday and arrived to find 36-year-old Dejan Dimitrovski fatally injured inside. Mr Dimitrovski’s mother Liljana described him yesterday as a loving son, father and brother who had an enthusiasm for life. She said the family had been completely heartbroken by his death and did not understand why it has happened. “I promised my son I…

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