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Friday 1 August 2014
Arts Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: sonia nair

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. What do you think of Sonia Nair‘s taste in novels? What are you reading right now? I’m reading the latest Overland issue – the 215 Winter Edition – and The Rosie Project (I know I’m extremely late to this!)….
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Friday 1 August 2014
Arts dance Theatre

performance review: tied together still

Brianna Doolan
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  Have you ever been asked the question, if you could have a dinner party with any one person dead or alive, who would you invite? If you have, would you ever consider inviting 13 women who are known for their erotic presence throughout art, mythology, literature and religion? While Melbourne based performance school Bottoms…
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Thursday 31 July 2014
Music

ep review: bloom, the morning birds

Marissa Paine
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The Morning Birds  ‘Bloom’ isn’t an album you sing along to, or even one you put on when you’re getting ready to go out for the night. It is, however, sonically compelling. ‘Bloom’ is a concept album, brought to life not just by the Californian trio, but by noted DJs from around the world. I’ve…
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Thursday 31 July 2014
Arts Books Culture

lip lit: reservoir dad

Catalina Bonati
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Feminism. Proudly screwing up gender roles since the seventies. Generally, when we hear about the subversion of gendered tasks, most narratives are from women taking on masculine roles. There aren’t many accounts of men taking on roles that traditionally belong to women – but new memoir Reservoir Dad by Aussie blogger, Clint Greagan, who is a SAHD, tells all….
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Column Film

kickass feminists on film: clarice starling

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this monthly column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Editor’s Note: This review…
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Wednesday 30 July 2014
Film News

wonder woman photos revealed at san diego’s comic-con

lip magazine
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At Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend, Superman: Man of Steel director Zack Snyder revealed a photo of what our feminine superhero Wonder Woman will look like in the upcoming Batman v Superman film set to be released in 2016 – and it’s definitely not the glossy and dolled up Lynda Carter’s red, white,…
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Music

live music review: tUnE-yArDs , howler, 24 july 2014

Bianca Martin
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It has been two and a half years since tUnE-yArDs last came to Australia, and so much has changed for the band since then. They’ve grown both musically and in number with their latest album ‘Nikki-Nack’ and punters were buzzing around the packed-out venue in anticipation of what would come. One-man band Oliver Hugh Perry,…
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Tuesday 29 July 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: pat brassington

Harriet McInerney
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    Pat Brassington creates a miasma of unusual images, sometimes carnivalesque or puppet-like and at other times stretched or contorted human forms. There is always a hint of lusciousness, or a just-out-of-reach intimacy in these representations of beings and ideas that are more complex than a single image can hold. The artist’s stretched and…
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Monday 28 July 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the unknown woman

Margot McGovern
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Lilith Grainger is on the front page of the newspaper. She doesn’t know how she’s going to explain the photograph—how she ended up sitting on a fence on Sydney’s worst street in the middle of the afternoon when she was meant to be at a job interview. What will she say to her husband, her…
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Saturday 26 July 2014
Art Arts

exploring the grotesque with artist mimi leung

Phylisa Wisdom
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Artist (painter, illustrator and printmaker) Mimi Leung has a fascinating ability to make the grotesque adorable. Depending on whether the work is commissioned or Leung’s own, it exists somewhere on a spectrum of cartoony to psychedelic, but is always brightly coloured. When I attended the recent opening of her current “Australian Roadkill” show at Lamington…
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Friday 25 July 2014
Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: maxine beneba clarke

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. All writers are rabid readers – and slam poet and short story writer Maxine Beneba Clarke is no different as she dips into what’s happening in Australian writing – right now! What are you reading right now? In the…
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Thursday 24 July 2014
Arts Books

when everyone’s super: representation in comics

lip magazine
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It’s a disaster! Thor’s botched a job and can no longer carry his Uru hammer, Mjölnir. Earth’s in danger and there’s no thunderous demi-god to save us mere mortals. Lucky anyone who’s worthy can take up Thor’s mantle. In the upcoming Marvel comic Thor, an unknown woman will take the place our golden locked God…
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Thursday 24 July 2014
Arts

GaymerX 2014: #everyonegames

Sigrid Cross
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GaymerX is a convention for LGBT gamers and allies with the aim of making everyone in the community feel welcome and accepted. Like any other gaming convention, GaymerX is full of panels, parties, devs and publishers showing off their games. How it differs to other cons is in its focus on inclusion; things like gender…
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Wednesday 23 July 2014
Arts

feminartsy at canberra’s front gallery café: a review

Brianna Doolan
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It was just another icy Friday evening in the cold heart of Canberra. The quiet of Northbourne Avenue indicated that all of the public servants had gone home to hibernate, most likely celebrating the weekend with cups of tea and what I imagine to be an endless supply of snuggies. I, on the other hand,…
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