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Monday 22 February 2010
Culture

The first rule of zine club is…

Michelle
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Actually, I don’t think there are any rules, just lots of options to get your mitts on lots of great zines in between zine fair seasons. There’s 3 and 6-month subscriptions and mixed-zine grab bags for $20 and $50. Check it out at http://zines.bigcartel.com/product/the-zine-club

Wednesday 13 January 2010
Music

No cock forest for 2010

Michelle
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I can’t believe it’s that time of year again already. Voting for the next Triple J Hottest 100 closes in 4 days! We don’t want to see a repeat of last year’s results, with not a single all-girl band or female solo artist making the list. So make sure you show your support and vote…
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Monday 26 October 2009
Featured

Issue 18 Launch Party

Michelle
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A quick reminder about our launch party this Thursday, celebrating the release of our eagerly-awaited 18th issue. There’ll be poetry sets by Canberra favorites Julian Fleetwood, Adam Hadley and Andrew Galan, and entertainment of the musical kind from the stylish girls of Ah! Pandita. www.myspace.com/ahpandita Entry is by donation and money raised will go towards…
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Friday 21 August 2009
Culture

ACT Fringe Fest axed; Corinbank to Support Canberra Artists and Musicians

Michelle
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If you’re a Canberra local, you may have heard by now about John Hargreaves’ plans to axe the Canberra Fringe Festival. He also plans to redirect the $30,000 of funding to the National Folk Festival to “do something Fringey”. Now, we at lip love the Folkie, but given the nature and accessibility of the two…
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Monday 13 July 2009
Music

hottest 100 of all time a “cock forest”

Michelle
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Disappointingly, Triple J’s Hottest 100 of All Time playlist did not contain a single all-girl band or female solo artist, although a handful of bands that made it into the Hottest 100 did have female members. To borrow Lindsay McDougall’s (aka The Doctor) term from the Breakfast Show this morning, it was a “cock forest”….
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Tuesday 16 June 2009
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Six too many

Michelle
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Since 2000, NSW’s youngest mother was just 11 and fewer than six 12-year-olds have given birth, according to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. In the papers today we read about one such 12-year-old girl who, allowed to live with her 15-year-old boyfriend despite her father’s pleas to the Department of Community Services,…
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Thursday 30 April 2009
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do gentlemen still exist, and do we need them?

Michelle
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I was having a discussion with a co-worker earlier about what kind of man would be considered a gentleman. In Victorian times it was a title associated with nobility (wealth and social position), and “It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain.” Nowadays we use the…
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Saturday 25 April 2009
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What is the definition of ugly?

Michelle
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Because of many so-called “beauty standards”, Tiara Shafiq feels she is. In her home country, Malaysia, where most people have dark skin, fair skin is touted as the ideal of loveliness. An Australian size 12-14 translates to a XXL. And smooth, hair-free legs is also an expected feature of a “beautiful” woman. Yet, I’m sure…
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Thursday 5 March 2009
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a new combat team for body image

Michelle
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A new government initiative – the Body Image National Advisory Board – met for the first time this week and will be working towards combating the prevalence of negative body image amongst girls, and recognising how the media and fashion industries play a huge part in this. Over the next five months the group will…
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Wednesday 25 February 2009
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Corinbank ’09

Michelle
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Just ’cause summer’s almost over, doesn’t signal the end of the festival season. Yeah, the Canberra Show’s on this weekend… but so much much better than that is CORINBANK!!! I can smell the chai and mulled wine already… mmmm! If you haven’t heard of the “Deliberately intimate. Incredibly beautiful. Totally immersive” Corinbank festival, you’ll be…
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Sunday 22 February 2009
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The Death Mook

Michelle
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Our friends over at Vignette Press are launching the second in their mook series: The Death Mook: how do we die? “In a culture both death-denying and death-obsessed, The Death Mook creates a space for writers and artists to talk about death in creative and unorthodox ways. Thus, this collection of essays, stories, vignettes and…
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Friday 6 February 2009
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zines zines zines

Michelle
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Don’t forget the Canberra Zine Fair is tomorrow! (Sat 7 Feb), so hope to see you there. Lots of zines to be seen. Fun! 10am til 5pm, Gorman House, Braddon.

Friday 30 January 2009
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another step forward

Michelle
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Yesterday President Barack Obama signed a new law which will make it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination. The new bill is named after Lilly Ledbetter who, after decades of work in an Alabama tyre plant, discovered she had been paid less than her male colleagues. “It is fitting that with…
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Friday 2 January 2009
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buy yourself something nice, dear

Michelle
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Every year your Nana sends you a Xmas card with a $10 note and a message in scratchy handwriting to “buy yourself something nice, dear”. What does $10 get these days? Unfortunately not a lot. The good news is that Xmas money can get you a copy of the next issue of lip if you…
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