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Friday 18 July 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: claire corbett

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Claire Corbett reveals What are you reading right now? I always read several books at once. I’m reading a lot for my PhD, including an extraordinary book by Israeli security academic Eyal Weizman called Hollow Land, on the…
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Friday 11 July 2014
Arts Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: celeste liddle

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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Celeste Liddle, who blogs at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist, allows us to nose through her novel pile. What are you reading right now? Skagboys by Irvine Welsh. Where did you buy it? At the Readings discount outlet…
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Friday 4 July 2014
Arts Books

the bookshelf diaries: kat muscat

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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, self-confessed ‘big nerd’ Kat Muscat reveals her favourite avenues of online reading. What are you reading right now? Thug Kitchen. It’s truly a fantastic life resource. Beyond that, I’ve been re-reading ‘C-can we rest now: Foucault and the…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: estelle tang

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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Estelle Tang reveals her favourites, her inspirations, and her ‘to-buy’ list. What are you reading right now? Wayne Koestenbaum’s My 1980s and Other Essays. Where did you buy it? The Strand Bookshop in NYC. What’s in your to-read pile?…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: amy nicholls-diver

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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Lip Mag contributor, Amy Nicholls-Diver, reveals what’s in her bookcase. What are you reading right now? I just finished L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between and have been casting around for something new to read. The Go-Between is a sort-of-twee, sort-of-saucy…
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Arts Books Culture

A clique of one’s own: Emerging Writers’ Festival

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Writing is a lonely job, unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. – Emilio Estevez Romance and legend surround the solitary life of a writer. We imagine inspired musing with a companion glass of red; frantic midnight typing in the back room while insight and lamplight spear through a…
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Friday 13 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: krissy kneen

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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Brisbane bookseller and writer Krissy Kneen draws back the veil on her bookshelf. What are you reading right now? I am currently on a writing retreat, first in Melbourne and then I will head to Tasmania to do…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Life

creating yourself: an interview with jill jolliffe

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    ‘In 1982 I reported on fighting between Polisario Front guerrillas and Moroccan troops in the Western Sahara, and in 1988 had an adrenaline-drenched experience when caught in a South African artillery attack, during Angola’s battle of Cuito Cuanavale.’ This is Jill Jolliffe, writing in Finding Santana, her book about travelling to meet an…
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Friday 14 March 2014
Film

i am a girl: gendered experience around the world

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‘I was taken to hospital to prove my virginity, and then to a hotel.’ Cambodian teenager Kimsey sold her virginity at 12 because her family needed money to eat. She lives in slum-like conditions with an abusive boyfriend and a mother who takes care of her daughter while she works. Kimsey is acquainted only with…
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Wednesday 12 March 2014
Books

lip lit: tiddas

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Anita Heiss, prolific author and Aboriginal activist, was in 2009 accused by columnist Andrew Bolt of being one of a group of ‘political aborigine[s]‘: white people who claim to be black. Bolt decided that Heiss only identified as a ‘member of the Wiradjuri nation’ to nab top jobs reserved for Indigenous people (disregarding her high…
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Monday 10 March 2014
Arts Culture Opinion

adelaide writers week: a review

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On the opening weekend of Adelaide Writers Week, Radelaide is a city of convergence. As well as the Adelaide and Fringe Festivals going live the week before, the Clipsal 500 began two days prior to the first novelist opening her mouth in front of a microphone. It is as if North Terrace is a dividing…
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Thursday 6 March 2014
Film

My long neck: tourism, exploitation and agency

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Far away from the chaos of Bangkok lies the North Western province of Mae Hong Son. A mountainous landscape, much of the region is sprawling with rainforest and is said to be curtained by mist the year round. You can travel by jeep or motorbike, bouncing over potholed roads, to your choice of one of…
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Friday 28 February 2014
Film

Australian-made: interview with courtney dawson on aussie films

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Courtney Dawson’s new film Advance Australia Film is about reinvigorating the Australian film industry. Lip Mag sits down with the independent filmmaker to talk about what’s happening in Aussie cinema today. What is the state of the Australian film industry today? It’s cyclical – we go through peaks of success and also experience somewhat dismal periods….
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Friday 21 February 2014
Film

aboriginal culture celebrated in new documentary

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‘It is the spirit making you and me draw breath and making the plants grow and moving the wind. It gave rise to the stars and the stardust and the planets and eventually us.’ David Salomon is talking about tjukurpa. Misguidedly named ‘Dreamtime’ by white folk, the Pitjantjatjara word can mean a simple story; but…
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