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Thursday 4 April 2013
Art Arts Theatre

comedy review: loretta maine’s ‘bipolar’

Alexandra Storey
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    Last night I found myself lined up outside the Powder Room of Melbourne’s Town Hall, waiting to go see Loretta Maine’s new show, Bipolar, part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  I had never heard of Loretta Maine before, but a quick Google on my phone assured me that she was ‘sexy’ and ‘psychotic.’ …
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Monday 4 March 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: holy hell

Alexandra Storey
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In late 1978, Patricia Feenan, her husband, and their two young sons moved to a twenty-five acre farm, just a forty-minute drive from Newcastle.  Nestled in the quiet countryside, but close enough to the city that Feenan’s husband could still drive to work, Feenan hoped that the farm would provide an idyllic childhood for her…
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Thursday 20 December 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: The Children

Alexandra Storey
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Ida Jessen is a popular and award-winning Danish author whose 2009 work, The Children, has recently been published in English. Beginning in 1992, The Children opens with recently divorced Solvej renting a house in isolated Hvium so she can be with her daughter, Christiane.  While Solvej is eager to find a place to belong, her…
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