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Saturday 28 June 2014
Film

film review: galore

Emma Robinson
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Teenagers can be bizarre creatures. They spend a lot of time operating in states of supreme self-absorption, almost casually inflicting considerable mental and physical pain on those they claim to love. And yet occasionally they come out with acts of pure bravery or selflessness. All of these capabilities and more are on display in Australia’s…
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Saturday 28 June 2014
TV

tv review: carlotta

Rosie Hunt
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The ABC has broadcast a number of outstanding historical telemovies of late: from Paper Giants to Mabo, these period dramas have told stories of amazing Australians and documented social change in our country’s recent past. The latest offering in line with this trend is Carlotta, a film based on the life of Carol Byron, a…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: estelle tang

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Estelle Tang reveals her favourites, her inspirations, and her ‘to-buy’ list. What are you reading right now? Wayne Koestenbaum’s My 1980s and Other Essays. Where did you buy it? The Strand Bookshop in NYC. What’s in your to-read pile?…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Film

film review: frank

Giuliana Cincotta
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Jon Burroughs is an insipid, wannabe musician craving excitement. Searching passers-by on the street, desperately attempting to grasp inspiration, his pain — the pain of an unknown musician — is familiar to anyone whose ever suffered through a  severe case of writer’s block. It seems the red-headed hopeful, played by Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), would…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Art Arts

help artist george rose invent the future

lip magazine
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  What will the world look like in the future? One hundred, two hundred, even five hundred years from now where will we be? The possibilities are as endless as they are exhilarating… Meet George Rose, a Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney based creative extraordinaire. Amongst other places, you’ve seen George’s work on our website banner and gracing the…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Arts Theatre Uncategorised

the magic hour: a one woman show about fairy tales, compassion and the voices we forget

Jess Oliver
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  The Magic Hour is a one-woman show about fairy tales like you’ve never seen before. Written by Australian playwright Vanessa Bates , directed by Chris Bendall and starring widely acclaimed actress Ursula Yovich, the play was initially produced by Deckchair Theatre Company in Fremantle in 2010.  Now, in 2014, theatre company, Performing Lines, is…
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Monday 23 June 2014
Arts Books

lip verse: heartbeats

Bronwyn Lovell
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Candy Royalle is a formidable performance artist who inhabits a unique place somewhere between the magic of storytelling and poetry. To see Candy bring her words to life is a three-dimensional spectacle—one I was fortunate enough to witness at the Melbourne spoken word gig Sweetalkers a few years ago. Performance is so much at the…
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Friday 20 June 2014
Books

the bookshelf diaries: amy nicholls-diver

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Lip Mag contributor, Amy Nicholls-Diver, reveals what’s in her bookcase. What are you reading right now? I just finished L.P. Hartley’s The Go-Between and have been casting around for something new to read. The Go-Between is a sort-of-twee, sort-of-saucy…
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Thursday 19 June 2014
Arts news Theatre

improvised theatre explores the lives of women on the home front

lip magazine
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The topic of war is not an uncommon theme in Australian theatre and, with the ANZAC centenary approaching in 2015, it seems particularly pertinent. Whilst much of the creative dialogue around the First World War focuses on the men fighting at the front, improvised Canberra production, The Home Front, focuses on the women left behind to…
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Arts Books Culture

A clique of one’s own: Emerging Writers’ Festival

Lou Heinrich
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Writing is a lonely job, unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach. – Emilio Estevez Romance and legend surround the solitary life of a writer. We imagine inspired musing with a companion glass of red; frantic midnight typing in the back room while insight and lamplight spear through a…
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Monday 16 June 2014
Music Opinion

iggy azalea: the worst thing since elvis presley

Ally Van Schilt
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In his 2002 hit ‘Without Me’ Eminem famously rapped: ‘I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley to do black music so selfishly, and use it to get myself wealthy.’ Rap music often gets unfairly stereotyped (and often these stereotypes can be very true, but equally often they’re not) as being offensive, misogynist, homophobic and,…
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Friday 13 June 2014
Film TV

interview: matt palazzolo, creator of webseries bloomers

Wida Tausif
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Meet Matt Palazzolo, one of the creators of the web series Bloomers. Matt is an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker, and director based in Los Angeles. He is best known for originating the role of Fever, a street prostitute in the NAACP Award-winning musical City Kid. He has been recognised for his performance in the indie feature…
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Friday 13 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: krissy kneen

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, Brisbane bookseller and writer Krissy Kneen draws back the veil on her bookshelf. What are you reading right now? I am currently on a writing retreat, first in Melbourne and then I will head to Tasmania to do…
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Tuesday 10 June 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the loud earth

Margot McGovern
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It can be tough for young writers to get a break, even when they are extremely talented. For publishers, they are a risk, and unfortunately many publishers feel they can take only a limited number of risks. Express Media is a rare exception, being entirely devoted to providing young Australian writers with opportunities. Its recent Hologram…
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