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Thursday 2 October 2014
Art Feminism news

only three women represented in the top 100 most collectible living artists

lip magazine
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Last Friday artnet released its list of the top 100 most collectible living artists. Proclaimed as having the world’s largest and  most comprehensive price database for secondary market sales of fine and decorative art, the website compiled the 100 strong list of artists who are most collectible when it comes to the auction block and,…
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Thursday 2 October 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: belzhar

Raelke Grimmer
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Meg Wolitzer’s young adult novel Belzhar is the story of teenagers who have experienced traumatic events. Jam is sixteen and heart-broken. She can’t move on from the death of her boyfriend of forty-one days, English exchange student, Reeve. In an attempt to get her functioning again, her parents send her to boarding school The Wooden…
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Wednesday 1 October 2014
Health

well…what? allergies and anaphylaxis

Cin Peeler
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It’s October! Not only can we start planning our Halloween costumes, but it’s also well and truly springtime. As the weather warms up, pets start shedding more, flowers release pollen, and dust is blown up into the dry air. Fur, pollen, and dust are common allergens, which can make spring an uncomfortable time for those…
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Music

album review: dancehall days, the beautiful girls

Carla Ziino
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The Beautiful Girls’ fifth studio album, ‘Dancehall Days’  does what it claims on the box – it provides the perfect feel-good, toe-tapping music for the Australian summer. Mat McHugh’s eclectic vocals make a welcome return on the crowd-funded album, after the festival favourites’ hiatus. In the band’s down time, McHugh has been ‘’exploring a life’’…
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Tuesday 30 September 2014
Featured

an open letter to the prime minister: calling for retraction of the refugee transfer deal with cambodia

Lauren Northcote
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Dear Prime Minister, I feel compelled to write to you on behalf of many Australians who believe in the importance of protecting people who are fleeing persecution, risking their lives to seek the basic human rights that have been taken away from them. I am specifically writing to express my deep concerns regarding your September…
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Friday 26 September 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: the light part of every 24 hours

Jess Oliver
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  The light part of every 24 hours, presenting the work of Clare Jackson and Georgia Black showed at the Front Gallery + Café in Canberra from 26 August – 6th September 2014. Exploring the nature of perception and time, the name of the exhibition referred to the given definition of a day, or the…
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Wednesday 24 September 2014
Featured Travel

on the run, on my own: going west

Jo Williams
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I am of firm believer that everyone should go on a road trip at least once in their lives. I don’t mean a long car journey somewhere – that doesn’t count. I mean a proper road trip. One that lasts days of driving to places, and stopping when you feel like it. One where you…
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Tuesday 23 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: how to get there

Catalina Bonati
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Rural writer Maggie MacKellar has been through a lot. In her second memoir, How to Get There, she writes about the challenges she’s faced, and how she’s made her life anew. A historian, McKellar was pregnant with her second child when her husband committed suicide. Her mother passed away a short time later due to aggressive cancer, and McKellar…
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Monday 22 September 2014
Featured Opinion

one in five australians think a woman is “partly responsible” if she is raped while intoxicated

Sophie Verass and Claire Capel-Stanley
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Last week shocking and shameful statistics emerged from a survey conducted by VicHealth. The results showed that one in five Australians believe that if a woman is raped while drunk or under the influence of drugs, she is partly to blame. One in Five. Duck, duck, duck, duck… Goose. Although the majority of those 17,500…
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Saturday 20 September 2014
Health

well…what? endometriosis

Cin Peeler
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Last week, endometriosis was on Lip’s radar, as pharmaceutical giant Bayer refuses to supply more than half a million Australian women suffering from the crippling disease with valuable pain medication. Endometriosis affects up to 10% of women worldwide and is defined mostly by intense pelvic pain. Twenty-three-year-old Sylvia Freedman, the woman behind the push for…
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Friday 19 September 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on masturbation

lip magazine
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Touch yourself. * ‘Men standing around in a room, praying for forgiveness from their deity for jacking off and not impregnating their wives with more sheep for the flock: this is the sight that confronted me during the Channel 4 documentary Sex Death and the Meaning of Life. As a sex positive person, it was…
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Wednesday 17 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: gap

Bronwyn Lovell
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Rebecca Jessen’s debut verse novel is excellent. I’ve read it twice cover-to-cover, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The first time, I read it too quickly to take notes or consider it critically – the narrative positively races along and pulls the reader with it. I had to read it again to be able to write this…
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Tuesday 16 September 2014
Featured Opinion

see you next tuesday: the etymology of the c-word

Alexia Brehas
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Try to think of the most vulgar word you possibly can. The most torrid and awful swear word that your mother and friends would chastise you for using. The majority of you would probably think of the “c-word”. Indeed, scholar Germaine Greer commented, ‘it is one of the few remaining words in the English language…
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Monday 15 September 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: bad feminist

Lauren Strickland
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Bad Feminist is, like feminism itself, not just about one thing, one experience, or one kind of woman. Roxane Gay’s new collection of essays is difficult to condense into a single sentence. There are essays on the topics you’d expect: she deals swiftly and cuttingly with the ever-pervasive subject of rape culture; she writes lucidly…
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