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Monday 22 December 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: paint your wife

Jess Miller
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New Zealand author Lloyd Jones seems fascinated by art’s capacity to bring men and women together. It’s a theme which drives his 2008 novel Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance in which the tango becomes a way to survive WWI. The idea also surfaced as the focus of his novel…
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Friday 19 December 2014
Arts Books Opinion

nanowrimo

Brianna Doolan
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Starting at midnight, November 1 and ending at 11.59pm on November 30, hundreds of thousands of people across the world started writing their novels in honour of National Novel Writing Month. I was one of them. For those that don’t know, National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an annual international challenge where participants sign…
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Friday 19 December 2014
Art Arts

meet artist ruby berry

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Name:                               Ruby Berry                                                                          …
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Wednesday 17 December 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: wolf in white van

Jacqueline Lademann
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In 1990, British heavy metal band Judas Priest were taken to court. Two young men from Nevada, James Vance and Raymond Belknap, shot themselves, and the parents believed the ‘reckless misconduct’ of the band members drove them to suicide. It was alleged Judas Priests’ album Stained Class contained the subliminal message to ‘do it’, which prompted the…
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Saturday 13 December 2014
Art Arts

cleft: exploring the body landscape

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Showing at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Manuka from 27 November – 7 December, Cleft presented new works by Canberra based artists Louise Upshall and Tara Bromham. The word cleft, as both noun and adjective, denotes a fissure, divide or separation, however despite this it contains is an innate sense of duality, an implied halving to…
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Wednesday 10 December 2014
Arts Featured Music

interview: xani kolac, the twoks

Jenn Sutkowski
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Violinist/vocalist Xani Kolac and drummer Mark Leahy of Melbourne’s The Twoks are back with an uplifting EP, “First Light,” which they recorded at Sydney 301 with “sweet vintage amps, toy pianos,” along with producer Tony Buchen. The title track will have you up on the roof with Kolac dancing to the sound of better times…
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Arts Music

album review: in tongues, ella hooper

Tessa Ryan
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First things first Ella Hooper, how dare you have all of these brilliant songs up your sleeve and make us wait so long to hear them? Secondly, thank you for delivering the goods. Most of us were probably introduced to Hooper when she was a teenager leading Killing Heidi to the top of the charts….
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Featured Opinion

why i support a no gender december

Jennifer Worthing
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Australian organisation Play Unlimited’s new “No Gender December” campaign sparked a storm of controversy and vitriol last week. The clear message of the initiative centres upon a rejection of gender-based marketing and advertising of children’s toys. No Gender December advocates that children should choose the toys with which they engage, without being limited by gendered…
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Tuesday 9 December 2014
Featured

you get proud by practising: vale, stella young

Audrey K Hulm
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Yesterday I awoke to the unexpected news that activist, writer and comedian Stella Young had passed away. I then, almost as unexpectedly, spent the morning in tears. I had never realised how much I would mourn were Stella no longer around. I never had to think about it because Stella had more love for life…
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Monday 8 December 2014
Opinion

frankly, my dear: why terms of endearment are not ok

Cheyne Anderson
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Why does referring to someone as ‘love’, ‘sweetheart’ or ‘darling’ cause offence? There is no set of conditions that outlines when terms of endearment are appropriate. We have all used them, or been called them, at some point in our lives. In a recent article by the all-around awesome Annabel Crabb, she ponders this issue…
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Friday 5 December 2014
Opinion

You’d be so much hotter

Kath Pollock
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without those glasses Don’t you want us blokes to make passes? And while you’re at it, give us a smile You look like you haven’t been laid in a while And speaking of which, your friend’s a right slut If I was drunk, I’d fuck her, but Sorry sweetheart, did I touch a nerve? All…
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Thursday 4 December 2014
Art Arts Feminism

in conversation with julie garran

Claire Capel-Stanley
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  In February this year, artist Julie Garran set herself a simple challenge. Post one photograph online, every day. As an experienced photographer, social media wasn’t something Julie had used in her practice. The project expanded, and became a large exhibition, A Photo Every Day, presented at PhotoAccess, Canberra in October. Julie’s project reveals how…
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Wednesday 3 December 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: there’s a reason why it’s so green

Jo Williams
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I’m writing this while sitting in a soggy Kombi watching out the window as the predicted thunderstorm rolls in. When I first arrived in Sydney all those months ago, I was talking with a woman in a hostel who said that the south-west was her favourite place in Australia. She described the white beaches, the…
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Thursday 27 November 2014
Culture Featured Feminism News Opinion Politics World

negotiating humanity: why are women being stripped in kenya?

Wawira Njiru
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Women are conditioned to live in fear. All over the world. Don’t walk on those streets, don’t wear those clothes, don’t be too intimidating, complex, complicated, loud, because men don’t like that. We live in patriarchal societies in which we pander to male preference. In Nairobi, men on the streets got to do what every…
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