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Monday 28 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the unknown woman

Margot McGovern
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Lilith Grainger is on the front page of the newspaper. She doesn’t know how she’s going to explain the photograph—how she ended up sitting on a fence on Sydney’s worst street in the middle of the afternoon when she was meant to be at a job interview. What will she say to her husband, her…
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Saturday 26 July 2014
News

feminist news round-up 26.07.14

Bridget Conway
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Here’s what’s been on our feminist news radar this week! New wave feminist anatomical underwear is here: what do you think? Questioning Beyonce’s feminism again Check out Cards Against Harassment if you’re sick of guys harassing you A feminist perspective on Israeli aggression If prostitution were legalized then HIV would not be spread as easily…
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Saturday 26 July 2014
Art Arts

exploring the grotesque with artist mimi leung

Phylisa Wisdom
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Artist (painter, illustrator and printmaker) Mimi Leung has a fascinating ability to make the grotesque adorable. Depending on whether the work is commissioned or Leung’s own, it exists somewhere on a spectrum of cartoony to psychedelic, but is always brightly coloured. When I attended the recent opening of her current “Australian Roadkill” show at Lamington…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Life

love life: should you remain friends with an ex?

Camilla Patini
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I have been thinking about my former attachments – for want of a better word – and relationships, generally, in the past few weeks, which is the logical outcome of writing on the stuff.  Every fortnight, as the black mist of the writer’s deadline approaches, I ponder the relevance, the meaning, the point – whatevs…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: maxine beneba clarke

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. All writers are rabid readers – and slam poet and short story writer Maxine Beneba Clarke is no different as she dips into what’s happening in Australian writing – right now! What are you reading right now? In the…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on family

lip magazine
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Family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. * ‘When I think of family, I think of volcanoes. Some lie dormant, while others erupt. All we can do is build a home next to the chaos and dodge the lava. And once we dust off the ash clouds, the soil is…
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Thursday 24 July 2014
Arts Books

when everyone’s super: representation in comics

lip magazine
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It’s a disaster! Thor’s botched a job and can no longer carry his Uru hammer, Mjölnir. Earth’s in danger and there’s no thunderous demi-god to save us mere mortals. Lucky anyone who’s worthy can take up Thor’s mantle. In the upcoming Marvel comic Thor, an unknown woman will take the place our golden locked God…
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Thursday 24 July 2014
Arts

GaymerX 2014: #everyonegames

Sigrid Cross
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GaymerX is a convention for LGBT gamers and allies with the aim of making everyone in the community feel welcome and accepted. Like any other gaming convention, GaymerX is full of panels, parties, devs and publishers showing off their games. How it differs to other cons is in its focus on inclusion; things like gender…
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Health

well…what?: debunking the myths surrounding depression

Cin Peeler
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When public figures like Ian Thorpe, Demi Lovato, and Catherine Zeta-Jones speak out about their struggles with depression and depressive disorders, it can be discouraging to find so many myths and misunderstandings about this illness still perpetrated in our society. Depression and other depressive disorders occur in 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8…
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Travel

“work will set you free”: my day at dachau

Michaela Kis
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As I travelled the vast and beautiful land of Europe, many unique destinations left an impression on me: the Venetian canals, the castles in Tuscany, the cosy log cabin between the snow-capped mountains of Norway. But none of these placescompared to the eye-opening experience that was Dachau, and the truly saddening impression it left on…
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Arts

feminartsy at canberra’s front gallery café: a review

Brianna Doolan
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It was just another icy Friday evening in the cold heart of Canberra. The quiet of Northbourne Avenue indicated that all of the public servants had gone home to hibernate, most likely celebrating the weekend with cups of tea and what I imagine to be an endless supply of snuggies. I, on the other hand,…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Featured

introducing: “owner”, a smart adult toy

Ruby Mahoney
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These past few weeks, Lip has been excited about a range of Australian projects that are using Pozible to crowdfund the money needed to bring their ideas into fruition. We have looked at Brisbane and Sydney projects, which have focused on areas such as the local arts scene and healthy food. While looking through the…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Art Arts

opportunity: headspace elsternwick announces second art competition

Alexandra Storey
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Are you aged between 12 and 25 and feeling creative?  headspace Elsternwick is very pleased to announce its second art competition! Entry is free and open to all young Melbourne artists, with no requirement that they access headspace Elsternwick’s health services.  Just about any type of artwork can be entered, including drawings, paintings, photography, and…
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Tuesday 22 July 2014
Arts Books Culture

grown-up fairy tales

Molly Westerman
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We all know ‘Once upon a time’, and we grew up with ‘happily ever after,’ even if the whole Prince Charming thing fell flat in later life. Fairy tales can be comfort food, the stuff of escapism and dress-up. What we may not be so accustomed to is fairy tales’ dark side. Their magic can…
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