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Saturday 9 September 2017
Film

women in film: claudia pickering

Rosie Hunt
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  When I sit down to chat with filmmaker Claudia Pickering over the phone, I am immediately struck by her infectious enthusiasm. She’s sitting in a café working on a web series while we talk. I’m sitting at my desk at home, but still get swept up in the excitement of her burgeoning career in…
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Thursday 24 August 2017
Arts

review of code breakers: women in games

Aisling Philippa
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Did you know that about 50% of gamers are women? This isn’t a new fact, but it is still contested on a regular basis. Considering that gaming culture is comprised of a mix of young and old, guys and gals (and everyone in between), it’s surprisingly not the most welcoming space. Back in 2014, a…
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Sunday 20 August 2017
Arts Theatre

review: the vagina monologues

Lisa Vo
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If your vagina got dressed, what would it wear? If your vagina could talk, what would it say? Stepping into the bar at The Butterfly Club, my vagina, dressed in Melbournian comfort chic, was happily humming in anticipation of the night’s show, ready and waiting to be coaxed with deft works and a welcoming smile….
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Sunday 6 August 2017
Film

film review: the beguiled

Rosie Hunt
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Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The Beguiled, opens with what seems like an innocent scene: a young girl out in the woods, humming to herself as she collects wild mushrooms. Yet there is something else going on beneath the surface: an undeniably sinister undertone present despite beautiful imagery. To beguile means to ‘persuade, attract, or interest…
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Friday 21 July 2017
Film

film review: get out

Eliza Graves-Browne
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Jordan Peele’s Get Out extraordinarily combines the horror genre with poignant social commentary, using satirical observations to show the racial divide within Western society. For his directorial debut, Peele achieved his goal of showing a ‘common humanity’ by dispelling usual movie tropes. The film tells the story of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young black man…
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Saturday 8 July 2017
Film TV

tv: top picks for winter

lip magazine
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With winter well and truly settled in for another year, lazy weekend afternoons are best spent binge-watching some quality television (just add hot chocolate). The only problem is, in the age of streaming and endless choice, how do you choose a show worth your precious time? Never fear: the Lip film crew has you covered….
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Monday 26 June 2017
Music

tanya avanus on being a woman in the punk scene

Samantha Armatys
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The Pinheads are an eccentric outfit hailing from the underground – a fusion of punk and psychedelia that capture a DIY ethos that is a throwback to another era – an analogue sensibility that is apparent from their songwriting to their music videos.  One of seven members of the act, Tanya Avanus aka ‘Tun the…
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Thursday 22 June 2017
Art

ballet review: the sleeping beauty

Eliza Graves-Browne
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David McAllister’s production of The Sleeping Beauty first premiered in 2015. Although it has made slight changes to content since then, it is still a lavish and extravagant production. As the most expensive production in the company’s history, no cent was wasted to create a stunning set design and exorbitant costumes. The aesthetics of the…
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Thursday 22 June 2017
Film

film review: wonder woman

Hannah Rogers
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Imagine this… a society that thinks it is strange to see a woman who is independent­. They think it’s odd to find a woman who won’t be shushed, who is vocal, who doesn’t define herself in relation to a man—a woman who wants to fight back against oppression. This is the fantasy world of Wonder…
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Monday 5 June 2017
Music

jess meier aka violet on writing ‘(wo)man’

Jess Meier
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Jess Meier aka Violet is a solo-producer and vocalist from Sydney. She recently released the ethereal and stunning track wo(man), exploring the insidious and often unspoken oppression of women across all areas of society and history. Recently, Jess wrote a piece for her website describing how she conceptualised the track, and has shared it with…
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Monday 5 June 2017
Arts Featured

the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

lip magazine
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We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize For Fiction. Thank you to each and every one of you who entered – the sheer volume of entries this year was unprecedented – and we extend our congratulations to all shortlisted entrants. Aftermath­ – Alice Bishop Burning Day – Kristin Meachem…
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Monday 22 May 2017
Film TV

tv: confessions of a friends fan

Hannah Rogers
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Do you have that show that you really love—that show you know inside out? The one you refer to as your show? I do. That show for me is Friends. In fact, I’m listening to the Friends theme song right now. I watch at least three episodes of Friends a week, but at one stage…
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Friday 19 May 2017
Music

curated playlist: rockin’ the suburbs with amy of the royal parks

Samantha Armatys
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Melbourne based, The Royal Parks, have just recently released their debut album Suburb Home. Made up of ten languid and dreamy tracks recorded with Noah Georgeson (who has previously recorded the likes of Joanna Newson and Devendra Banheart), it is a must listen for those contemplative tram rides and sleepless late nights. We recently asked front woman…
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Friday 12 May 2017
Music

girl talk: 10 questions with ali barter

Iryna Byelyayeva
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Ali Barter is kick-ass female musician whose songs Cigarette and Girlie Bits you’ve probably already heard (and know by heart) – and if you haven’t, we’ll give you a moment to go discover them now. Other than being an incredible artist, Barter is a feminist who is not afraid to speak out about the double…
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