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Thursday 28 August 2014
Arts Theatre

theatre review: highway of lost hearts

Jess Oliver
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  Presented by Mary Ann Butler and ARTBACK NT, Highway of Lost Hearts is a one-woman theatre production that explores love, loss and the process of grieving. Written and performed by award winning Darwin based playwright Mary Anne Butler and directed by Lee Lewis, the production is as humorous as it is gut-wrenching and infused…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Opinion TV

the emmys: disappointingly outdated and unwilling to change

Michael Wu
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Among the countless Twitter users live-tweeting Monday night’s Primetime Emmy awards was Janet Mock, an author and transgender activist from New York City. Her tweets were unrelentingly funny, astute and honest about the awards, as well as the industry being awarded. None were as biting, however, as one of her most popular tweets of the…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Life

love life: what makes a lasting relationship?

Camilla Patini
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I’m late, I’m late. I’m sorry I missed the deadline last week. Much has been afoot here in the Berra for this columnist and I’ve consequently been quite exhausted. Rest assured, however, that my commitment to providing you with the best in mediocre love advice has not waned. So, to the point. I saw the…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
Get Involved

wear it purple: a day of solidarity for rainbow youth

Sarah Iuliano
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You might not think purple is your colour, but you should don some of the hue this Friday. Wondering why we here at Lip so concerned about what you’ll be wearing for once? Well August 29 is Wear it Purple Day, an initiative to recognise and support sexuality and gender diverse young people in their…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: home is not a dirty word

Jo Williams
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When you’re a traveller, home is a dirty word. A secret that you keep to yourself because if you admit that you might be missing it and the people there, even just a little bit, you’re a Bad Traveller. You’re supposed to be having adventures and being free and having Constant Fun. Right? Hmmm. The…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Life Travel

we grow towards the sun: life lessons learnt abroad

Stephanie Tate
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People seek out the warmth of the sun. They bemoan their bad luck when it’s too hot, and hate it when an overcast sky blocks the light it emits. We don’t hide from the sun, but we have a respectful fear of it. The sun’s a lot like life. When it’s perfect, we revel in…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: womankind

Christina Bulbrook
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When I heard that there was another magazine on the market for women, I was sceptical. Why add to the celebrity-driven nonsense already being circulated on newsagents’ shelves? Womankind, however, doesn’t compare. Simone de Beauvoir’s face graces the front cover, painted by thousands of butterflies. Flicking through the pages, I was caught by an article…
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Monday 25 August 2014
Featured

the right to free speech: what you didn’t know about working for the Australian Public Service

Brianna Doolan
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My name is Brianna and I am a former employee of the Australian Public Service. This may sound like a dirty little secret or admitting that I am in some kind of 12-step recovery program for an addiction, but if you are anything like me three years ago, you may not really know what it…
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Friday 22 August 2014
Opinion

the lip crew on women against feminism

lip magazine
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So…you don’t need feminism, huh?  * ‘“Why would you want to make it harder than it has to be?” This was the question raised by my basketball coach during a losing game. Our team wasn’t communicating properly; we were making awful passes and executing some pretty half-arsed plays. All in all, the game was a…
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Thursday 21 August 2014
Film

film review: life after beth

Jade Bate
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In 2003, director Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg presented us their new take on the classic zombie genre with their film Shaun of the Dead. Their ingenious combination of a traditional Zombie apocalypse film with the conventions of a romantic comedy was a fresh and thrilling concept, and hence, the Rom-Zom-Com was born. Unfortunately,…
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Thursday 21 August 2014
Get Involved

get involved: support HERO condoms to help get ZERO new HIV infections in botswana by 2016

lip magazine
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HIV rates and the rate of STIs have increased in Australia over the past few years – and we are currently sitting at a 20-year high due to increasing unprotected sex between casual male partners. The need for preventative measures, such as condoms and regular testing, has become more and more apparent here in Oz,…
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
TV

tv review: please like me

Michael Wu
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  Josh (Josh Thomas) is a gangly, light-haired young man who describes himself as looking like a ‘fifty-year-old baby,’ and he has just ordered a massive sundae. He’s talking about not being able to properly enjoy things, and complaining about his ‘rubbish face.’ Across from him, his girlfriend Claire (Caitlin Stasey) waits for him to…
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Tuesday 19 August 2014
Sexuality

back to ba(sex): is phallocentrism the reason straight women prefer penetration?

Sarah Iuliano
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Over the past few weeks, I feel like I’ve been writing about penises and phallocentrism a lot for you here at Lip. The irony is, of course, that my writing has become phallocentric. Badum, tish! Nonetheless, if you are a woman who has sex with men, this may be the case throughout your life. Unlike…
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Tuesday 19 August 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: mothers who murder

Margot McGovern
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      There are few crimes worse than killing your own child – it appears to be an action which goes directly against our nature. And yet, on average, twenty-seven children are killed by their parents in Australia each year—with around half of them murdered by their mother. The question of what would drive…
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