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Thursday 1 December 2016
Books Feminism

lip lit: no to feminism

Eden Faithfull
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When you first see Rebecca Shaw’s neon-coloured book, ‘No to Feminism: 70 Reasons Why Femism is Bad for You’ on the shelf, do yourself a favour and don’t judge too soon. Take a copy down, hold it in your hands, and flip through a couple of pages. Better yet, peruse Shaw’s witty, tongue-in-cheek introduction and…
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Friday 25 November 2016
Film

film review: i, daniel blake

Rosie Hunt
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Sometimes films can take you by surprise: you think you know what you’re in for, but in the safety of the cinema they knock you out of your comfort zone and leave you reeling. For me, I, Daniel Blake was one of those films. While I expected a story of struggle, I certainly didn’t prepare…
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Wednesday 23 November 2016
Film

film review: fantastic beasts and where to find them

Hannah Rogers
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The year is 1926. Our new protagonist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in New York from Britain with a suitcase full of magical creatures. But a dark force is terrorising the city, threatening to reveal the magical world to the ‘No Majs’ (read: American Muggles) and…. did someone just say Dumbledore, my god I’m so…
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Monday 14 November 2016
Film

film review: american honey

Rosie Hunt
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We found love in a hopeless place. It’s a familiar refrain for the millennial generation, and one that provides the soundtrack to key moments in Andrea Arnold’s latest film, American Honey. Rihanna’s We Found Love is the perfect music to capture the heart of this film, a winner of the Jury Prize at The Cannes Film…
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Monday 14 November 2016
Books

lip lit: fight like a girl

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Fight Like a Girl is a rousing memoir-meets-manifesto by Clementine Ford. Though casual in tone, it is persuasive and confronting. Ford shares her experiences as a woman claiming her space in the world and exposes the brutality of life as a woman, which we are raised to be oblivious to. You finish the book angry…
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Thursday 10 November 2016
Books

lip lit: the science of appearances

Roan Scott
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The Science of Appearances, the third novel from Melbourne author Jacinta Halloran, is the story of two thirteen-year-old non-identical twins and the very different ways they find themselves in the wake of their father’s sudden death. Set in rural Victoria, in a town called Kyneton, and then in Melbourne, in the wake of WWII, this…
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Tuesday 8 November 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: the hate race

Harriet LM
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Walking into the playground, early on in primary school, two of my friends got into fight. There was hair pulling, slapping and screaming. A crowd gathered, cheering them on. “You fucking bitch,” yelled one, using the colourful language we were just starting to learn. “You’re a monkey,” said the other. Watching on, I had never…
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Monday 7 November 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: the girls

Emma Hardy
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Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, is a coming of age story set in extraordinary circumstances. Based on the true events of the Charles Manson family, The Girls follows Evie Boyd, a fourteen-year-old girl on the cusp of adolescence, as she is drawn into the inner circle of a soon-to-be-infamous cult. The research that has…
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Thursday 3 November 2016
Film

film review: drama

Hannah Rogers
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  As I slink into my mid-twenties, I have feared that it would be time for me to leave behind my much-loved millennial dramas. As I find my way into stable maturity I would outgrow movies and television series like Girls and Please Like Me begrudgingly. But I need no longer worry if films like…
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Thursday 3 November 2016
Arts Comedy Theatre

in the arts: november round up

Cin Peeler
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The Bachela-la-la – Impromptunes What: Australia’s top improvised musical comedy troupe, Impromptunes, returns from Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new show, based on popular reality TV show “The Bachelor”. When: 8 – 13 Nov Cost: $25-32 Where: The Butterfly Club, Melbourne Morgan Stern – Gina Schien What: Pills. Neon Tertras. Beatles. Bedlam. Morgan Stern is a story of two…
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Friday 28 October 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: i’m buffy and you’re history

Kathy Pollock
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From its inception as a (widely panned) movie, through to the iconic TV show and comic book series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) has proven to be an ‘undying’ piece of pop culture. Celebrated for its punning protagonist Buffy Summers and her ‘Faith’-ful Scooby Gang, BTVS is canonical in its portrayal of female strength. In…
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: writing to the wire

Kaylia Payne
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‘Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire’ – Adrienne Rich Writing to the Wire is a collection of poems about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. Featuring poetry from academics, writers, refugee advocates and refugees themselves, it is a powerful look at our national identity, namely,…
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Saturday 22 October 2016
Film

film review: the girl on the train

Hannah Rogers
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The Girl on the Train is violent, melodramatic and dark. Based on the insanely popular 2015 thriller novel by Paula Hawkins, the film sits within a new brand of female-led thrillers. These films typically have a women heavy cast and explore the white suburban ideal through some sort of mystery. Films and books like Gone…
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Friday 21 October 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: a name of one’s own

Lauren Strickland
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  In 1967, literary critic Roland Barthes wrote in his seminal essay The Death of the Author that writing is the destruction of every voice, of every point of origin. Writing is that neutral, composite, oblique space where our subject slips away, the negative where all identity is lost, starting with the very identity of…
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