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Monday 30 October 2017
Film

film review: three summers

Rosie Hunt
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When a film begins with Magda Szubanski playing an eccentric radio host, you can’t help but feel you’re in for a good time. Writer and director Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder) has delivered just that with his new Australian comedy Three Summers. The film is set entirely at a fictional folk festival in Western…
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Tuesday 24 October 2017
Film

film review: battle of the sexes

Hannah Rogers
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If someone asks me to watch a movie about sports I’ll usually pass; in all honesty with the exception of watching Space Jam or The Mighty Ducks I’d probably rather read ill-informed articles about whether the gender pay gap is real. But when I first saw the trailer for Battle of the Sexes I was…
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Sunday 22 October 2017
Art Arts

review: madame nightshade’s poison garden

Charlie Osborne
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Madame Nightshade’s Poison Garden left the audience waiting in their seats, while a path between Twistees, cream rice and Mars Bars became our exit. This show had the messiest ending I had ever seen in a theatre performance. Anna, or ‘Madame Nightshade’ put on a spectacular show, utilising physical comedy to make the audience both…
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Film

film review: zelos

Hannah Rogers
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Zelos is a story of cheating. You have probably seen a lot of films like this, but what makes this one different is its realism. And unlike so many other films about cheating, this film is: written, directed, and co-produced by two young women (director Jo-Anne Brechin and writer Claire J Harris) and ALSO has…
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Saturday 9 September 2017
Film

women in film: claudia pickering

Rosie Hunt
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  When I sit down to chat with filmmaker Claudia Pickering over the phone, I am immediately struck by her infectious enthusiasm. She’s sitting in a café working on a web series while we talk. I’m sitting at my desk at home, but still get swept up in the excitement of her burgeoning career in…
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Thursday 24 August 2017
Arts

review of code breakers: women in games

Aisling Philippa
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Did you know that about 50% of gamers are women? This isn’t a new fact, but it is still contested on a regular basis. Considering that gaming culture is comprised of a mix of young and old, guys and gals (and everyone in between), it’s surprisingly not the most welcoming space. Back in 2014, a…
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Sunday 20 August 2017
Arts Theatre

review: the vagina monologues

Lisa Vo
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If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear? If your vagina could talk, what would it say? Stepping into the bar at The Butterfly Club, my vagina, dressed in Melbournian comfort chic, was happily humming in anticipation of the night’s show, ready and waiting to be coaxed with deft works and a welcoming smile….
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Sunday 6 August 2017
Film

film review: the beguiled

Rosie Hunt
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Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Beguiled, opens with what seems like an innocent scene: a young girl out in the woods, humming to herself as she collects wild mushrooms. Yet there is something else going on beneath the surface: an undeniably sinister undertone present despite beautiful imagery. To beguile means to ‘persuade, attract, or interest…
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Wednesday 26 July 2017
Featured

forty-five years later, U.S. still needs to fight for Title IX progress

Danika Kimball
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Forty-five years ago, Title IX legislation, which prevented gender-based discrimination against girls and women in federally-funded educational spheres in the United States, was signed into law by President Richard Nixon. This landmark legislation ensured that women were allowed access to education spaces that may have not been available previously. Title IX is still important in…
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Friday 21 July 2017
Film

film review: get out

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Jordan Peele’s Get Out extraordinarily combines the horror genre with poignant social commentary, using satirical observations to show the racial divide within Western society. For his directorial debut, Peele achieved his goal of showing a ‘common humanity’ by dispelling usual movie tropes. The film tells the story of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young black man…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
Featured

meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: 1st place, “pools 2007″ by alexandra philp

lip magazine
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Alexandra Philp’s story, Pools 2007, won the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Alexandra, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a Brisbane-based writer who writes prose and short films. Most of my work focuses on exploring complex female relationships. I’m also doing my…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: 2nd place, “mammal” by emily o’grady

lip magazine
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  Emily O’Grady’s story, Mammal, won 2nd place in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself? Who are you? I’m a writer from Brisbane, and a PhD candidate and sessional academic at QUT. What do you think it takes…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “aftermath” by alice bishop

lip magazine
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 Alice Bishop’s story, Aftermath, won 3rd place in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Alice, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I grew up in Christmas Hills and now live in the city – working in digital communications during the week and…
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
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meet the winners of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: highly commended, “the glass half” by emily clements

lip magazine
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Emily Clements’ story, the glass half was Highly Commended in the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here’s a Q&A with Emily, plus her award-winning story! * Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a 24-year-old human-shaped axolotl thriving on a diet of chocolate and garlic. I work as an editor, closed captioner…
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