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Friday 27 March 2015
Fashion

a movement in the making: vamff contemporary designers

Ad Hoc
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Recently, The Wheeler Centre hosted Fashion Critique: Fact or Fiction?, a panel proposing that while social media has increased the public’s steady obsession with fashion, via the frenzied one-click sharing that turns a designer from unknown to ‘must-have’ overnight, the online conversation has not increased the serious critique of fashion as a cultural position or…
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Friday 27 March 2015
Art Arts

memories for sale: interview with ad hoc

Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole
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Ad Hoc, a Conceptual New Media artist, is selling her memories in an online auction listing on Ebay, Memories For Sale. Up for grabs are a collection of objects, such as letters, photographs, and one-off items. Every single one represents the good and bad moments of the artist’s life. Lip caught up with Ad Hoc…
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Music

album review: pretend you’re mine, pearls

Tessa Ryan
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Melbourne band Pearls has just released an album that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners. For a debut album to make such a bold statement about a band’s identity is a huge achievement in itself, but Ellice, Cass and Ryan have made the task seem a lot easier than it probably is. Seemingly…
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Arts Books

Lip lit: the first bad man

Margot McGovern
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Miranda July sees the world askew. In her work as a writer, filmmaker and visual artist, she peeks behind exterior lives to look at the secret inner world. Though often unsettling, her work emboldens the meek and celebrates the weird. Preceded by her award-winning short story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007),…
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Friday 20 March 2015
Featured

i was assaulted because…

Sidney Shaw
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When I was sixteen years old, I was assaulted. I had attended the Williamstown High School formal. It was past midnight, and my friends and I were walking through a dimly lit street towards home. I was shocked and paralysed with fear as a bottle of Carlton Draught smashed against my bare back from the…
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Music

album review: sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit, courtney barnett

Eloise Baker
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My interest in Courtney Barnett was first piqued because she reminded me of fellow Melbournians, Lower Plenty. I fell swiftly in love with her music because it is strong, wry and steers clear of the ‘music for the masses, perform and grin routine’. Sometimes I Sit And Think and Sometimes I Just Sit is Courtney’s…
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Wednesday 18 March 2015
Featured Politics World

women behind bars: racial bias in Australia and the US

Katerina Bryant
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‘[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.’ ­– Angela Davis In Western Australia last year, 22-year-old Julieka Dhu, who was jailed for an unpaid $1000 parking fine, died. Dhu complained to police about severe pain, vomiting and partial…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Get Involved Health

get involved: supporting women’s leadership in our region

Hannah Gissane
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Meet a woman who is championing the rights of women living with HIV in Papua New Guinea. Sylvia John is a 33 year old women’s rights activist living with HIV in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. A few years ago, Sylvia knew something wasn’t right. She happened to be attending an awareness talk at her…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): 50 shades of consent

Sarah Iuliano
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  The most painful whipping anyone in the BDSM community has ever handled is the defamation the lifestyle has suffered at the hands of EL James. The 50 Shades of Grey author has crafted a public relations nightmare for a community that does not necessarily have communications professionals to put forward its interests, particularly in…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Arts Books

books you should have read by now: fantomina

Jennifer Worthing
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Fantomina: or, Love in a Maze was published in 1725. Its author, Eliza Haywood had an indisputably impressive writing career; she authored numerous works within a diverse range of genres. Although her writing was experimental in both form and content, she has, until recently, been curiously absent from the literary canon and is scarcely known beyond academic…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Film

film review: still alice

Jade Bate
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Out of the all the heartbreaking and dehumanising things that can happen to a person, losing one’s memories has to be at the top of the list. Alzheimer’s disease touches so many people in the world, with almost everyone knowing someone who has been diagnosed with the debilitating disease. Usually classified as a disease that…
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Monday 16 March 2015
Arts Theatre

theatre review: handle it

lip magazine
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To have revealing photos uploaded onto social media without consent is a fear of many women and a nightmarish reality for more than you would imagine. This is the premise for Handle It, a one-woman play  that showed at The Street Theatre from March 13-16.  Kelsey, a ‘naïve’ first year university student wakes up after a big…
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Monday 16 March 2015
Film

film review: the theory of everything

Jade Bate
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Charting the life of Dr. Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane from their blissful relationship beginning in the 60s and to its end in the mid 90s, The Theory of Everything attempts to provide a private look into the life of one of the world’s most fascinating minds. It begins with Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) as…
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Friday 13 March 2015
Featured Feminism Opinion

school’s out: how our education is failing the feminist movement

Anne Johnston
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I always used to groan about how pointless high school seemed. I spent countless hours analysing what the red room meant in Jane Eyre and learning maths that I still haven’t used in everyday life. But there was something we didn’t learn, that I’d only heard briefly used and out of context until university, that…
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