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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Featured Music Opinion

What Makes a Gentleman* in the Music Business

Leanna de Souza
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*and an Arsehole   “It’s time for women to claim their power in music industry. We are good at it, we are leaders and nurturers, also the women I know in the music industry are some of the funniest, smartest, resourceful and passionate women I have met anywhere.” (YOKO ONO, SYDNEY PRESS CONFERENCE 2013)  …
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Tuesday 13 May 2014
Art Arts Culture

exhibition review: inge king: constellation

Emma Breheny
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Currently showing at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), in Melbourne, is a major survey honouring 99-year old Australian sculptural artist Inge King.  Renowned as one of Australia’s most important sculptors, Inge King: Constellation celebrates her extraordinary 60-year career through full-scale pieces and maquette studies, alongside recent sculptures and collages, her lesser-unknown jewellery designs and…
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Monday 12 May 2014
Arts Books Sexuality

australia’s queen of erotica: an interview with Linda Jaivin

Annalise Bolt
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Linda Jaivin knows how to talk. With her international accent from years living in the US, Asia and Australia she’ll tell you about everything from Chinese culture, to feminism, with a few sex jokes in between. She became the Australian queen of erotica on releasing her first novel nearly 20 years ago, and since then her…
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Friday 9 May 2014
Arts Books

book review: the wood of suicides

Jasmine Jean
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  The Wood of Suicides by Laura Elizabeth Woollett is intensely engaging, thought-provoking and disturbing. The psychosexual exploration of obsession, seduction, and power dynamics in relationships looks at attachments that transgress social boundaries. The Wood of Suicides is loosely based around the Greek myth of Apollo and Daphne. The god Apollo, a powerful and great…
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: that sexy show

Sophie Lamond
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  Just as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival departs, the cool change has come over and suddenly everything is looking a little greyer and a whole lot less funny.  Luckily for me, I was able to assuage the post-MICF blues and catch  the last performance of the MICF incarnation of That Sexy Show. Taking on…
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Film

kickass feminists on film: kill bill’s the bride

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. In my opinion, the…
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Arts Fashion

lip went to fashfest: here’s what happened

Ray Mardia
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  Dear Canberra, where have you been hiding your stylish self all this time? Eye opening is the best way to describe my experience of Fashfest 2014’s closing night. The venue, lovingly called Fashfest HQ, nestles onto the Canberra International Airport. Its industrial design, modern look and kaleidoscopic displays of light offered the perfect backdrop…
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Tuesday 6 May 2014
Arts Books

books you should have read by now: the turn of the screw

Camilla Patini
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Is this novella the history of a deluded spinster who lusts for a little boy, or is it the tale of a respectable, selfless woman struggling against forces of supernatural evil? The answer is not so simple: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is famously an irresolvable exercise in ambiguity. It’s a trap,…
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Monday 5 May 2014
Film

the amazing gwen stacy

Lauren Strickland
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The latest chapter in the never-ending story that is the Marvel universe hit cinemas a few weeks ago with another unwanted tale of Peter Parker and his teenage-superhero woes: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film covers familiar Spidey territory: Peter is just trying to have a normal life, but an endless parade of genetic-experiments-gone-wrong keep…
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Monday 5 May 2014
Art Arts Feminism Opinion Uncategorised

why we need feminist art criticism: a response to jonathan jones

Claire Capel-Stanley
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    I once had a lecturer who remembered attending a symposium on feminist art history in the 1980s, just after Griselda Pollock’s landmark text Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art had been published. Pollock had attended this particular symposium, along with other prominent feminist art historians, artists and critics. Summing up…
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Monday 5 May 2014
Film Uncategorised

film review: the babadook

Rosie Hunt
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When imagining horror films, one might typically think of blood, guts and a whole lot of gratuitous screaming. These are often staples of the genre, but horror can do so much more than make its audience squirm. It can draw upon real issues in our society, bringing them to life in the most confronting of…
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Sunday 4 May 2014
Film

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU: the ladies of Star Wars and why we should be furious with The Force

Jade Bate
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I have to be honest with you all: I am by no means a Star Wars fan. In any shape or form. I saw the original films when I was young but was completely unimpressed by them. To me, they seemed super-lame and corny to the degree that I was laughing almost the entire way…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Music

album review: gold fever, little hurricane

Rachel Barber
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Four years since they first exploded onto the live music scene, wowing audiences with their dirty blues beats and swampy guitar slides, San Diego duo Little Hurricane are back with their newest LP. Currently touring the States with home-grown roots heroes, John Butler Trio, Gold Fever represents the sophomore efforts of a band that has…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

lip magazine
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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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