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Tuesday 26 June 2018
Arts

another year, another prize: Lip announces the winners of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction

Josephine Mandarano
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This time of year is an excitingly busy one for the Lip team. We work for months to put together what we believe to be a worthwhile writing competition: we come up with a theme that we hope writers will find creatively inspiring and engaging; we contact potential sponsors to contribute to our prize pool;…
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Tuesday 12 June 2018
Arts Featured

the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

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We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Thank you to each and every one of you who entered. We extend our congratulations to all shortlisted entrants. A Landing – Phoebe Chen Fishing for Yabbies – Laura McCluskey Highway – Alice Bishop Hollow – Ruth Gilbert In Search…
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Saturday 19 May 2018
Life

i’m sorry i judged you, sister: on first impressions

Naomi Fryers
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  To the woman at the end of our Main Rd near home. Waiting for the bus with a child in a pram, and a stubbie of full strength cracked well before midday – I’m sorry I judged you. I don’t know what your day (or life) has held. It’s obviously your choice what you…
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Thursday 17 May 2018
Memoir

memoir: all the colours

Emma Brooker
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CW: Abuse, child abuse Freedom. As a kid, it meant zooming down our street, which ran from one edge of our flat dusty country town to the other, on my beloved yellow bike. Letting go of the handlebars, tipping my head back and taking in the cotton-candy coloured sky right on dusk. I was forever racing…
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Wednesday 16 May 2018
Life

crafting a new life: how learning to knit taught me to let go and start again

Tegan Cohen
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I have spent the better part of my twenties working 80-hour weeks on an endless cycle of corporate deals.  It is at 3am during one of these weeks of sleep deprivation that I realise I need a new hobby.  Something to relax.  Something that doesn’t involve waking up at 5am, riding a bike and sweating…
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Wednesday 18 April 2018
Film

film review: the post

Ella Pace
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The phrase ‘backwards and in heels’ is derived from a cartoon by Bob Thaves drawn in 1982. Specifically, the cartoon stated that Ginger Rogers performed everything that Fred Astaire did in their films, except backwards and in heels. This phrase has come to emulate the recurrent struggles of women working in a patriarchal world, as…
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Monday 16 April 2018
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: briohny doyle

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Today we introduce you to author Briohny Doyle, one of the judges of the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. * What comes to mind when you think of our 2018 theme, ‘metamorphosis’? Kafka of course! And given that this is a prize for women’s writing, I’m thinking about Grete, who really needed her brother…
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Sunday 8 April 2018
Film

film review: love, simon

Kellie Amos
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You weren’t allowed to be gay at my high school, but of course that never stopped anyone – my best friend included. We’d known each other for five years, been out of school for one, when she came out to me. It wasn’t anything major on my end, she was my friend and her sexuality…
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Saturday 31 March 2018
Culture Feminism Opinion

should men be included in feminism?

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Feminism is defined as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities”. The broad spectrum of feminist ideologies (from radical, Marxist to liberal) have different expressions of this core belief, but they are all fighting to create an egalitarian society. Many branches of feminism also place emphasis on intersectionality, which considers…
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Monday 26 March 2018
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: shastra deo

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet poet, Shastra Deo. * The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for a focus on women’s stories. What’s your view on the current state of women’s stories* in media and…
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Tuesday 20 March 2018
Arts Books

lip lit: the dictionary of animal languages

Danielle Croci
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 “I think all women carry something of a rebellion inside them that often goes unexpressed. Because we think we are not in the race – or game, or whatever the sporting analogy is – we have a sense of anarchy that I think is an advantage. In times like these it threatens to erupt. It…
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Monday 19 March 2018
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2018 rachel funari prize for fiction: margot mcgovern

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2018 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet YA author, Margot McGovern. *   The Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction calls for a focus on women’s stories. What’s your view on the current state of women’s stories* in…
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Saturday 3 February 2018
Film

tv: catching up on riverdale

Jessica Kennedy
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Teen drama-fest Riverdale is well into its second season, yet only now have I finally succumbed to the show that has been clogging all social media with gossip, theories, and fangirling for the past twelve months. I’m a fan of dark dramas, so Riverdale had always intrigued me, but I didn’t know the true extent…
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Wednesday 31 January 2018
Film

film review: the shape of water

Hannah Rogers
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‘Water can be any shape, it just depends on the container,’ my brother eloquently said as we drove to the cinema. It was a good point – as he predicted,  the new Guillermo del Toro film The Shape of Water fits into many movie genre moulds. It is a monster movie, an arthouse film, a…
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