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Friday 29 May 2015
Film

film review: clouds of sils maria

Emma Robinson
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Clouds of Sils Maria displays the best of what French cinema can offer – the ability to tell a multi-layered story through the leanest of means.  This is not a fast paced film; it is a thoughtful, complex story that shows rather than tells its takeaway messages. This film tells the story of a love…
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Wednesday 27 May 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: girls will be girls

Jess Miller
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  Many people will recall the appearance of Emer O’Toole on This Morning in 2012, where she participated in a friendly debate over the importance of shaving body hair. For those who haven’t seen it, you can watch it here.  This video went viral, and O’Toole’s surprise at her fame led to the writing of…
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Tuesday 26 May 2015
Art Arts

emerge in the west: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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Enter the bedazzling land of the West! On May 16th, Footscray’s Nicholson Street came alive with the rich cultures of Africa at Emerge in the West Festival.  Waves of vibrant traditions washed over me as I strolled through the avenue. A potpourri of emerging top artists hailing from Ethiopia, Sudan, South Africa, Papua New Guinea…
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Tuesday 26 May 2015
Arts Theatre

anna gardiner: interview

Alison Maher
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Shellshock is a Riverside Theatre production, running from the 30th July to the 8Th August. It’s directed by Justin Fleming and has a completely new script. The play follows the story of an Australian teenage boy and a tortoise named Herman, who just so happens to be the oldest Gallipoli survivor. I was lucky enough…
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Monday 25 May 2015
Art Arts

cosmic cuties: characters for change

Bridget Conway
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  Are you sick and tired of the constant imagery of skinny models with perfect skin plastered all over media? Well, we have all been sick of it for a while. But artist Mikhaila Nodel has decided to make images and put them into a zine, and these images inspire confidence for all girls and…
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Monday 25 May 2015
Arts Featured Feminism Sexuality

becoming cliterate: a celebration of female sexuality

Clara Borg
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Earlier this month, Huffington Post released CLITERACY, an interactive webpage dedicated purely to educating readers on the clitoris. The project aims to raise awareness of society’s alarming tendency to erase and undermine the intricacies of female sexuality. More specifically, it constitutes an examination of the clitoris on both a personal and societal level by providing…
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Sunday 24 May 2015
Arts Featured Health Sexuality

outing disability: dispelling myths about the sexuality of people with a disability

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few years ago I went rummaging on Amazon to find something that doesn’t cross most peoples’ minds. I purchased a book called The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. I bought this book so I could flip through the pages and hopefully recognise a little bit of myself in them. Growing up with a…
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Saturday 23 May 2015
Film

film review: unfriended

Emma Robinson
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An exciting new take on the found footage trope (which, incidentally did not have its origins with The Blair Witch Project – Cannibal Holocaust capitalised on this style in 1980) has hit the cinemas. Unfriended blends perfect pacing with some Lord of the Flies style kill-or-be-killed mentalities. Unfriended takes place entirely through Skype chat and…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Arts Theatre

tales of a time-travelling songstress: interview with bobbie-jean henning

Bridget Conway
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Music theatre graduate Bobbie-Jean Henning is bringing her debut cabaret show Tales of a Time-Travelling Songstress to Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club on the 27th-31st of May. I caught up with her before her five-night long trip down musical theatre lane, and found out what makes this talented lady tick. What inspired you to study musical…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Film

film review: pitch perfect 2

Emma Robinson
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A couple of days before Pitch Perfect 2 was released I walked past a promotional poster for it with a male friend of mine. I braced myself for the inevitable eye roll and derisive comment about chick flicks (and probably not a particularly original one – that’s the thing about sexism, it’s been around for…
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Thursday 21 May 2015
Arts Featured

the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

lip magazine
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Lip is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction! In no particular order, the shortlisted entries are as follows: After Hours by Sophie Overett Excerpts by Ali Zayaan Fota by Danielle Binks Harbinger by Stevi-Lee Alver Round by Katelin Farnsworth Vegetables by Clara Johanna The winners of the 2015…
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Thursday 21 May 2015
Film

film review: when marnie was there

Bridget Conway
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From the get-go, When Marnie Was There, quite possibly the last film from world-famous Studio Ghibli and based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson of the same name, is a tearjerker. The Japanese production house has been producing incredible and heart-wrenching anime films since 1985, with the unforgettable Spirited Away (2001) as Japan’s highest…
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

adult fairy party: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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A children’s party for adults. What better way to evoke your inner child than by dressing up in glitter and flocculent wings! The Adult Fairy Party, a comical cabaret hosted at the The Butterfly Club in Melbourne, contrasts the stark reality of adulthood to childhood dreams and fantasies. By engaging the audience in an array…
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Sunday 17 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

natasha york: interview

Bridget Conway
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Let’s face it, we all want to relive the magical moments of our youth; the times when we thought we’d all grow up to be a fairy princess. Alas, real life comes crashing down and reality sets in faster than you can say ‘help, I don’t want to grow up!’ But what if you could…
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