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Tuesday 14 April 2015
Arts Comedy

sparrow-folk: interview

Bridget Conway
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The award-winning duo Sparrow-Folk is performing their new show SuBIRDia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Sydney Comedy Festival, and the Wagga Wagga Comedy festival. The pair began their career in musical comedy under a Hills hoist, in true Aussie style. I caught up with them in the lead-up to their Melbourne debut and…
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Monday 13 April 2015
Film

film review: big eyes

Jade Bate
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In recent years, director Tim Burton has made some truly appalling remakes; films filled with over-the-top CGI and best characterised as nonsensical insanity. His tired muses, Johnny Depp and (now ex-partner) Helena Bonham Carter, recycled zany character after zany character in lacklustre films like Alice in Wonderland (2010) and The Dark Shadows (2012), although the…
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Monday 13 April 2015
Arts Fashion

claire perrin: interview

Bridget Conway
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I don’t know about you, but I’m someone who finds it incredibly difficult to obtain fashion items that are also comfortable and practical. The amount of times that I’ve been caught in the rain wearing flats and stockings and ended up at the office looking like a complete mess is just now too many to…
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Thursday 9 April 2015
Arts Books Health

lip lit: on immunity

Raelke Grimmer
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The vaccination debate heated up again recently when in March four-week old Riley Hughes died from whooping cough in Perth. Riley was too young to have had the whooping cough vaccine and therefore relied on the immunity of those around him to protect him from the disease. With a growing number of parents choosing not to…
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Tuesday 7 April 2015
Arts Comedy

rose callaghan: interview

Bridget Conway
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As part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Rose Callaghan (comedian, MC,  internet troll) is returning to the stage in Rose Callaghan and Mates 2: Return of the Mates. After a fantastic set of sold-out shows for her collaborative performance of Rose Callaghan and Mates at lasts year’s MICF, Rose is back with more fresh jokes…
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Tuesday 7 April 2015
Arts Theatre

eastend cabaret perverts: review

Ad Hoc
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The words ‘DANGER WANK’ are firmly on repeat in my head and I can definitely blame EastEnd Cabaret for that. Their new show Perverts, part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, offers many such couplings of filthy thoughts and deeds which perhaps never should have gone together, but thanks to these two smutty songstresses, it’s…
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Friday 3 April 2015
Arts Theatre

jumpy: theatre review

Bridget Conway
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As part of a joint project between the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company comes Jumpy, a witty British play starring Jane Turner (of Kath & Kim fame) that’s all about midlife crises, motherhood, and upholding feminist ideals decades after feminism became a thing. Written by playwright April De Angelis and directed by…
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Arts Comedy

ruby wax sane new world: review

Ad Hoc
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My current thesis was once described by a kindly reviewer as like ‘watching somebody psycho-analysing themselves,’ and I would call that a pretty accurate observation of my mode of research. It is an intense picking apart of ‘me-ness,’ that is the well-trodden reflexive testing ground of the mentally askew. My research considers ways that trauma…
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: one life: my mother’s story

Christina Bulbrook
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  The woman behind the counter jiggles the baby on her hip. The child is red-faced and crying. Customers smile sympathetically as the woman tries to serve them and placate him. She had no choice in the matter. The daycare is closed today. There is no one at home who can care for her son. Thus…
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Monday 30 March 2015
Arts Fashion

double denim: in defense of

Sidney Shaw
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In this article we will be tackling the age-old question: is it acceptable to wrap your legs with denim and subsequently wrap your arms with denim too? I am here today to tell you, abso-fucking-lutely. For those of you who have already tuned out after reviewing my hyphenated proclamation, adieu and best of luck to…
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Friday 27 March 2015
Fashion

a movement in the making: vamff contemporary designers

Ad Hoc
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Recently, The Wheeler Centre hosted Fashion Critique: Fact or Fiction?, a panel proposing that while social media has increased the public’s steady obsession with fashion, via the frenzied one-click sharing that turns a designer from unknown to ‘must-have’ overnight, the online conversation has not increased the serious critique of fashion as a cultural position or…
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Friday 27 March 2015
Art Arts

memories for sale: interview with ad hoc

Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole
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Ad Hoc, a Conceptual New Media artist, is selling her memories in an online auction listing on Ebay, Memories For Sale. Up for grabs are a collection of objects, such as letters, photographs, and one-off items. Every single one represents the good and bad moments of the artist’s life. Lip caught up with Ad Hoc…
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Music

album review: pretend you’re mine, pearls

Tessa Ryan
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Melbourne band Pearls has just released an album that’s sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners. For a debut album to make such a bold statement about a band’s identity is a huge achievement in itself, but Ellice, Cass and Ryan have made the task seem a lot easier than it probably is. Seemingly…
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Thursday 26 March 2015
Arts Books

Lip lit: the first bad man

Margot McGovern
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Miranda July sees the world askew. In her work as a writer, filmmaker and visual artist, she peeks behind exterior lives to look at the secret inner world. Though often unsettling, her work emboldens the meek and celebrates the weird. Preceded by her award-winning short story collection No One Belongs Here More Than You (2007),…
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