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Friday 6 March 2015
Arts news Theatre

nothing to lose: placing fat bodies front and centre

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Smashing stereotypes about fat bodies, Nothing to Lose is the critically acclaimed dance production by Force Majeure that opens at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre next week after a sold out premiere season at the Sydney Festival. Artistic Director of Force Majeure, Kate Champion says: ‘My interest in working with bigger bodied, fat dancers has been in…
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Friday 6 March 2015
Film

film review: jupiter ascending

Emma Robinson
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As I walked out of the cinema after watching Jupiter Ascending I thought ‘maybe I’ve watched too much Buffy The Vampire Slayer’. (And then I snorted because that is a ridiculous notion.) When it comes to realistically portraying female characters as strong, believable and fallible, Buffy is where it’s at. And Jupiter Ascending (directed and…
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Friday 6 March 2015
Arts Books

Judge Q&A: Maxine Beneba Clarke

Lou Heinrich
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Unlike ABC’s Q&A, the panel for the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is chockers with excellent women. Over the next few weeks, Lip will be getting to know our judges, so you can meet the writers who will be reading your work.  This week we are featuring Maxine Beneba Clarke, author of Foreign Soil. What are you working on in 2015?…
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Thursday 5 March 2015
TV Uncategorised

you beautiful, rule-breaking moth: the top 10 moments of parks and recreation

Hollie Pich
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YOU BEAUTIFUL, RULE-BREAKING MOTH:  The Top 10 Moments of Parks and Recreation   After seven seasons of adventures, laughter, and warm-hearted storylines, Parks and Recreation left our television screens last week. The show was, in words of Leslie Knope, a ‘beautiful, rule-breaking moth.’ Not only was Parks and Recreation hilarious, it was unrelentingly positive: driven…
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Wednesday 4 March 2015
Travel

on the run, on my own: victoria, the static state

Jo Williams
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Since September, I’ve felt like I’ve been constantly moving. Whether it was driving down the west coast, or across the Nullarbor or the Great Ocean Road, or flying to Sydney and then flying to Hobart and roadtripping around Tassie. I have just over two months left on my visa and I’m staying in Victoria. I…
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Tuesday 3 March 2015
Featured Feminism Theatre

v-day melbourne 2015: the vagina monologues

Josephine Mandarano
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Eve Ensler’s still-controversial – and bloody brilliant – The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all over the world since its New York City debut in the mid ’90s. It has sparked conversation, debate, and revere, and this weekend, in honour of the grassroots social justice movement it inspired – V-Day – The Vagina…
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Tuesday 3 March 2015
Featured Life

one year, one month and ten days

Kelsey Paske
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**TW: rape, violence** It’s been one year, one month and ten days. One year, one month and ten days later and I am not afraid of going to sleep anymore. Like a child, I was afraid of the dark. It’s fair to say that I haven’t really known myself in this time. I have been…
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Tuesday 3 March 2015
Featured Opinion

the naked truth: why do we have to be nude to be heard?

Brianna Doolan
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What do former Neighbours star Caitlin Stasey, a sex worker, and a breast cancer sufferer all have in common? They are all posing nude and baring their bodies for feminist website, herself.com (NSFW). Herself.com, which was launched by Stasey in January, invites women from across the globe to share their views and individual experiences on…
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Tuesday 3 March 2015
Opinion

on #meninism and why we still need the stella prize

Melissa Archer
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I recently read a feature on the #meninism social media “movement”, which has been described as everything from satire gone wrong to a mockery of first world feminism. The piece was written by Jesse Fink, well known to leagues of Aussie sports fans for his columns and commentary across all spectrums of media. It wasn’t…
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Monday 2 March 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: hausfrau

Jess Miller
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Jill Alexander Essbaum’s debut novel Hausfrau opens with the line, ‘Anna was a good wife, mostly.’ This ‘mostly’, read like an afterthought, hints at the entire novel’s focus—the good wife as a platform for exploring patriarchy, free will and the psychology of adultery. Anna Benz is the trademark oppressed woman more commonly found in Flaubert…
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Saturday 28 February 2015
Film

film review: into the woods

Jade Bate
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Be careful what you wish for? Don’t wander from the path? Follow your dreams? Moral lessons are always at the punch line of classic fairy tales, and if Into the Woods is anything to go by, there sure is a hell of a lot of lessons being learnt in fairytale land. Based on Stephen Sondheim…
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Arts Music

album review: another eternity, purity ring

Tessa Ryan
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Few artists who compose synth-pop can make it as relevant today as it was in the 80s, but Purity Ring caught that wave at the right time. They have managed to gain fans who will come to their shows in droves despite having only one album available prior to the release of ‘Another Eternity’. They…
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Thursday 26 February 2015
Arts Books

Judge Q&A: Melissa Lucashenko

Lou Heinrich
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Unlike ABC’s Q&A, the panel for the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction is chockers with excellent women. Over the next few weeks, Lip will be getting to know our judges, so you can meet the writers who will be reading your work.  This week we are featuring Melissa Lucashenko, author of Mullimbimby. What have you got planned for…
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Wednesday 25 February 2015
Film

byron bay international film festival: love marriage in kabul

Giuliana Cincotta
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Numerous arrests and a slap in the face from border security guards could not contain Amin Palangi’s Love Marriage in Kabul from finding its audience. The documentary is set to screen in March at the Byron Bay Film Festival. After the drowning of her six year old son, Mahboba Rawi made a promise to save…
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