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Monday 8 December 2014
Arts Books Opinion

lip lit: yes please

Lauren Strickland
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Amy Poehler’s newly-released Yes Please is part memoir, part self-help book, part opportunity to peer into the Poehler family scrapbook. Dotted with photos, youthful creative writing attempts, and full-colour scans of personal mementoes ranging from college playbills to handwritten acrostic odes to Tina Fey, Yes Please is a bright and cheerful tour through Poehler’s life…
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Column Film

kick ass feminists on film: thelma & louise

Jade Bate
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Everyone knows that complex and empowering female characters are difficult to find in mainstream films. But there are some who have stood out and become the changing faces of feminism in cinema. In this monthly column, Jade Bate looks at her favourite film heroines who are strong, empowering and kick ass. Female friendship is one…
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Thursday 4 December 2014
Art Arts Feminism

in conversation with julie garran

Claire Capel-Stanley
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  In February this year, artist Julie Garran set herself a simple challenge. Post one photograph online, every day. As an experienced photographer, social media wasn’t something Julie had used in her practice. The project expanded, and became a large exhibition, A Photo Every Day, presented at PhotoAccess, Canberra in October. Julie’s project reveals how…
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Wednesday 3 December 2014
Film

film review: interstellar

Kate Voss
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Christopher Nolan has to be one of the most polarising filmmakers of the modern age. Just start a conversation in the presence of “Caped Crusader” fans about his Batman Begins, The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises, and watch the sparks start to fly: those who liked the films, those who didn’t like them…those…
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Tuesday 2 December 2014
Film

film review: the hunger games: mockingjay – part one

Emma Robinson
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‘All too often representations of women’s strength overlook the cost of that strength, where it rises from, and how it is called upon when needed most.’ Roxane Gay, What We Hunger For Totalitarian nation state Panem is in chaos. When Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) shot her arrow into the force field of the second Hunger…
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Monday 1 December 2014
Arts Books Culture Opinion

Lip lit: dishonour

Lou Heinrich
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Detective-Inspector Debra Hawkins is a steely, no-nonsense cop in Gabrielle Lord’s sixteenth crime novel. Debra is the head of new taskforce, RED-V, which targets domestic violence in middle-eastern communities. ‘Over the last few years,’ she informs her team, ‘We’ve discovered around one thousand incidents of forced marriages and attempted forced marriages here in Australia.’ As well…
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Saturday 29 November 2014
Film

film review: my old lady

Kiah Meadows
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I was absolutely overjoyed when I was offered the chance to review My Old Lady. I think it was because I could get a credit on my resume out of the 2 hours of my life that otherwise would have been written off. That’s not true, those 2 hours weren’t a write off; I considered…
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Saturday 29 November 2014
Arts Books Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: alice pung

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Alice Pung talks books old and new, and where to read about race and class.  What are you reading right now? I just finished reading Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. I read it in one sitting. It is a…
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Friday 28 November 2014
Film

tilde: melbourne’s trans and gender diverse film festival

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Last weekend, Melbourne hosted tilde, a pioneering film festival focussed on the stories of Trans* and Gender Diverse (GD) filmmakers and individuals. Run entirely by volunteers, tilde welcomed all to the Bella Union Bar at Trades Hall, where a range of diverse stories and experienced were shared. With evolving aims to strengthen connections across communities,…
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Wednesday 26 November 2014
Music

q&a: bossiie

Marissa Paine
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If you’re a fan of confident, cool ladies who rap, you’d do well to check out Bossiie. The London based rapper is a a gifted lyricist, with a unique flow that will wave away tired comparisons to Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks. This year’s release, an EP called ‘Tjosvtjo’ is punchy and quick-witted, with infectious…
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Tuesday 25 November 2014
Arts Books

Lip lit: not that kind of girl

Jess Miller
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Lena Dunham: media darling, outspoken feminist, director of and actress in HBO’s Girls, and now, author. Not That Kind of Girl is a memoir, a compilation of twenty-eight personal essays that has set fire to a media storm. This is mostly due to the sexual content—at one point Dunham describes her seven-year-old self discovering sexuality via an…
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Friday 21 November 2014
Arts Books Column

the bookshelf diaries: lee kofman

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Lee Kofman talks naked Egyptians and tragicomedy.  What are you reading right now? Perhaps I’m obsessive, and definitely greedy, but at any given time I read in three different genres: fiction, nonfiction and creative nonfiction. My current fiction…
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Thursday 20 November 2014
Music

album review: leah capelle

Marissa Paine
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People are probably surprised when Leah Capelle tells them she’s 19. Not that she doesn’t look the part, but the Chicago native has a voice that carries the sorrow, heartbreak and wisdom that come with age and experience. Her debut, self titled album is a solid offering of introspective tracks, both pretty and full of…
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Monday 17 November 2014
Arts Books Culture

lip lit: half the world in winter

Jacqueline Lademann
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Death comes to us all; only the fortunate are allowed to grieve. Half the World in Winter is Maggie Joel’s second novel, which centres around the domestic life of a middle-class family in Victorian London. The patriarch of the family is Lucas Jarmyn, the only son and heir of a railway entrepreneur. When we meet…
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