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Tuesday 1 April 2014
TV

true detective and the absence of women

Claire Gaynor
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Two male detectives arrive at a crime scene. In a small clearing, in the midst of still-smouldering crops, is a dead woman. She is naked and blindfolded, with large antlers atop her unruly hair, and is poised in a sacrificial manner. This is Louisiana in 1995. Merely the beginning of what is to be a…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

ladies of comedy: jennifer wong

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  Sydney comedian Jennifer Wong is once again gracing the Melbourne International Comedy Festival following last year’s sell out season. With a lovable awkwardness and subtly yet hilariously delivered one-liners, Wong is both funny and relatable. Her shows cover everything from her mother choking on a fishbone, to being introverted and ‘bookish’, to spot-on observations…
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Monday 31 March 2014
Music

live music review: i know leopard, the workers club, 27 march 2014

Rhiannon Tuffield
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Photo by: Rhiannon Tuffeild Tiny candles and the odd light bulb line the wood-panelled, cork walls of the dimly-lit gig room at The Workers Club. It’s five minutes past eight and the first supporting act of I Know Leopard are echoing calm, acoustic melodies to a small, scattered crowd. Little Dreamer, a four-piece band with…
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Monday 31 March 2014
Books

lip lit: hades

Margot McGovern
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  The man underworld dwellers call Hades has a knack for making things disappear beneath the decomposing heaps of his junkyard. But when two dying orphans are delivered to him in the dead of night, he takes pity and raises them as his own. Twenty years later, there is a killer on the loose in…
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Sunday 30 March 2014
News TV

in brief: university of iowa rejects lena dunham

Bridget Conway
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With the fourth season of Girls on the horizon for airing in 2015, I’m sure many of you out there are super psyched to see just want Lena Dunham has concocted next for her band of ladies. I am, however, not looking forward to the next season – I find the show barely relatable and…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Feminism News

in brief: exhibition celebrates 4000 years of reproductive choice

Kezia Lubanszky
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The University of Michigan is displaying an exhibition of posters by artist Heather Ault dedicated to the history of women and abortions. The agency of reproductive and contraceptive choice extends back 4000 years, so the exhibition is named ‘4000 Years for Choice.’ Ault, an activist for reproductive rights, said that the exhibition ‘presents abortion and…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Fashion News

in brief: first major plus size fashion show in melbourne

Kezia Lubanszky
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After six months of planning, the first major plus-size fashion event will be held at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. A highlight of the program, the Curvy Couture Roadshow will be held on March 30, showcasing some of the best plus-size designers on a size 14 plus runway. Model and major sponsor Robyn Lawley…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Fashion Featured Opinion

is american apparel’s latest campaign exploiting garment workers?

April Glover
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US clothing brand, American Apparel is no stranger to controversy, but the retailer’s latest campaign featuring a Bangladesh-born model with the words ‘Made in Bangladesh‘ sprawled across her bare chest has raised a few eyebrows, and sparked a lot of misguided criticism. The marketing scandal portrays a culturally-conflicting image of an exotic, Bangladeshi-American woman in…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Arts opinion

art as therapy: alain de botton’s secular sermon

Sophie Lamond
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After porn, cats, Kevin Bacon and real bacon, facts may be one of the most traded currencies of the Internet. Is this constant consumption of knowledge an attempt to fill some kind of void, and if it is, is it enough? In this increasingly secular world are we all just hankering for some kind of…
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Thursday 27 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: rose callaghan

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  Melbourne born and bred, Rose Callaghan is a woman of many talents: writer, comedian, sometime DJ and inventor of the #goslingwatch hashtag on twitter. This year Callaghan will treat Melbourne International Comedy Festival goers with her show ‘Rose Callaghan and mates’. In between sharing stories about her ‘stupid’ life and ‘generally ridiculing herself’, Callaghan…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Film

film review: hannah arendt

Rosie Hunt
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During the trial of Adolf Eichmann, German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt was unexpectedly struck by what she perceived as the normality of the man in front of her, who had been a senior member of the Nazi administration. Arendt described the ‘banality of evil’: the most evil of acts are not necessarily committed by inhuman monsters, but…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: adrienne truscott

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The 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off this week and here at Lip we are excited to introduce our Ladies of Comedy series of Q&As, featuring some of the talented female comedians who will be performing at the festival. Hailing from the USA, Adrienne Truscott brings her show ‘Asking for it: A one-lady rape…
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Tuesday 25 March 2014
Fashion News

study finds women dress best on mondays, slack off afterwards

Ally Van Schilt
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In a recent survey, which has more interest in what women wear to work, rather than what they do at work, the groundbreaking discovery has been made that we apparently put far more effort into our outfits on Mondays than on any other day of the week. In fact, as the working days progress, the outfits become…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Film Opinion

what makes a feminist film?

Kate Voss
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What makes a film feminist? It’s a question that has been asked many times, and many times wrongly answered. Some might think that a feminist film needs a strong woman, the type that takes charge and heads into battle with the same ferociousness as a male hero. I believe we’ve come to realise that feminism…
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