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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts Fashion

canberra’s biggest fashion event supports local designers and encourages diversity

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  It all started with a question: ‘Why?’ Why didn’t Canberra have its own major fashion event? The capital had come into its own as a thriving mini-metropolis of culture and fashion, an inspirational place exploding with eclectic, imaginative minds harking from every corner of Australia and all over the world. For its size, Canberra…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Art Arts Books news

free seminars demystify legal issues for canberra artists

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  Are you an artist or writer currently based in the ACT and don’t feel especially clued up on the legal issues surrounding your practice? Welcome to the club! But we’re all in luck as the Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres have announced a new partnership with the Arts Law Centre of Australia to deliver…
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Arts

WIN a free pass to Found Festival 2014

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Found Festival is a multiform arts event taking place at the Abbotsford Convent from 17 – 25 May, 2014. Thanks to the amazing folks at Found, we have a full event pass worth $120 up for grabs! For your chance to WIN, simply describe, in 50 words or less, what being ‘lost and wayward’ means…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Music News

in brief: is avril lavigne’s new music video racist?

April Glover
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Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne has released a music video for her newest single Hello Kitty, which involves the singer being shadowed by a group of robotic Japanese girls while eating sushi and wearing a lolita cupcake skirt. The song itself, co-written by Lavigne’s husband and Nickelback front-man Chad Kreuger, boasts playful lyrics such as…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Arts Culture Featured

magdalen laundries for “sluts” in “moral danger”: why I founded ‘Found Festival’

Audrey K Hulm
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I have been quietly and frantically working away on the Found Festival for almost two years now. It is an arts event taking place from 17–25 of May at The Abbotsford Convent featuring 100+ women – artists, performers, producers, speakers, musicians, choir members, meditation experts and everything in between and around those limited definitions. I…
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Arts Comedy Feminism Uncategorised

comedy review: kirsty mac’s feminazi

Brianna Doolan
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  “We’re all a bit confused about stuff right now. Like who pays for dinner on the first date? Do I walk first through doors so you can check out my arse? Does the treatment of our first female PM indicate a chunk of people in Australia are actually mental? More importantly, does a short…
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Monday 21 April 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the yellow papers

Margot McGovern
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Traditionally when a person dies in China, yellow or gold joss papers are burned to ensure the deceased’s safe passage into the nether world. Thirteen-year-old Chen Mu is studying in America when his mother dies in 1875, and cannot return home to perform the rite. Instead, he swaps his mourning clothes for American suits and…
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Thursday 17 April 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the visionist

Emily Tatti
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Shakerism is a religion on its way to extinction. Its three surviving members occupy a crumbling old house in rural New England, where they are surrounded by historical settlements, tourist museums and libraries devoted to their faith. At its peak in the 1800s, six thousand Shakers lived in this region. They were led there by…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Comedy Sexuality Theatre TV

ladies of comedy: sarah jane

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  Showing at The Butterfly Club as part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, That Sexy Show shamelessly tackles the topic of sex in a game show style with not a boundary in sight! Hosted by self-proclaimed ‘sex geek’, Sarah Jane along with team captains Geraldine Hickey and Adam Knox, this strictly 18+ show features a rotating panel of…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Film

film review: the grand budapest hotel

Giuliana Cincotta
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Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is truly a feat of grandeur. Set in the fictional Zubrowka, somewhere amongst candy-coloured Middle Europe, the story follows Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham and Tony Revolori in youth), a lobby boy at the renowned Grand Budapest Hotel, and his relationship with the…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: rama nicholas

Sophie Lamond
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  Welcome to the magical land where everyone lives after the fairy tale’s over. Jack’s done a few too many lines, Rapunzel’s expecting her tenth and Cinderella’s found out that The Prince bats for the other team and is more interested in her arse than her slippers of glass. It’s like Shrek rewritten by Alan…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Opinion TV

little bird: the hidden strength of sansa stark

Chloe King
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  Warning: There will be spoilers. On 7 April, Game of Thrones returned to Australian screens with the eagerly awaited season four – and it was undeniably stunning. Chock full of drama, humour, grief, death, and the dangerously beautiful CGI dragons, the first episode provided everything that GOT fans were promised – and more. Sure,…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: fashion editors want us to stop talking about the models and talk about the clothes

Kezia Lubanszky
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Some of the most influential people of Australian Fashion Week think we should stop talking about the models, and talk about the clothes. While we’ve all been shocked at Alex Perry’s choice to book dangerously underweight model, Cassi Van Den Dungen, it seems we should be talking about how fabulous Australian clothing is instead. Unfortunately,…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Arts Comedy

comedy review: adrienne truscott’s asking for it: a one-lady rape about comedy

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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  ‘What is comedy? What is a joke? What is rape?’ asks Adrienne Truscott. The American comedian informs us several times in between swigs of canned gin and tonic, that she ‘is new to this’ (stand up) but she knows the rules; black people can joke about black people and Jews can joke about Jews….
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