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Wednesday 5 March 2014
Film

film review: the wind rises

Giuliana Cincotta
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Since childhood, famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has been fascinated by flight. A minor glance over his anthology of work (most notably with Studio Ghibli) will reveal the consistencies of his attraction, whether through an enormous moving castle or a large Totoro that bounces across the treetops amid a still night sky.  The Wind Rises is…
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Film Uncategorised

women in comics: support a new doco!

Lauren Strickland
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Checking my email one night, I came across a Kickstarter project that sounded awesome. Showing it to my partner, I said, ‘Doesn’t it sound great? A documentary about the untold history of women in comics. Creators, writers, illustrators, fans, the whole lot.’ My partner’s reply: ‘There are women in comics?’ This exchange is an example of…
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Music

album review: voices, phantogram

Eloise Baker
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  Released late February, Phantogram’s Voices evokes a warning or premonition, with its soaring synths, determined vocals, sharp hip-hop beats and the frequent themes of death, stars, love and dreams. Similar to the Nine Inch Nails album The Fragile, it makes you feel as though you are moving even when you’re not. A complex and…
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Monday 3 March 2014
Art Arts Opinion

exhibition review: hubert duprat

Audrey K. Hulm
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Showing at Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), this is the first solo exhibition in Australia by French artist, Hubert Duprat. Having been enamoured with Duprat’s caddis fly project for years when I stumbled upon it somewhere in the depths of the internet, I was very excited to see this show. I knew…
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Monday 3 March 2014
Film

film review: dallas buyers club

Emma Robinson
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I’m so glad for Matthew McConaughey. It must’ve been so frustrating to do one vapid rom-com after another knowing he has greater, unused talent. Although being paid obscene amounts of money probably soothed him somewhat. In The Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey again reveals his acting ability playing a rodeo cowboy in southern United States. The film is set during…
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Friday 28 February 2014
Film

Australian-made: interview with courtney dawson on aussie films

Lou Heinrich
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Courtney Dawson’s new film Advance Australia Film is about reinvigorating the Australian film industry. Lip Mag sits down with the independent filmmaker to talk about what’s happening in Aussie cinema today. What is the state of the Australian film industry today? It’s cyclical – we go through peaks of success and also experience somewhat dismal periods….
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Thursday 27 February 2014
Film Opinion

film review: blue is the warmest colour

Emma Robinson
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I am so conflicted about this film. Blue is the Warmest Colour tells the coming of age story of a young woman, Adele, and how she fell for her first big love, Emma. It explores themes of love, desire, heartbreak and many other intense emotions that go along with being young and falling head over…
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Art Arts

exhibition review: the red queen

Audrey K. Hulm
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The Red Queen is the latest blockbuster at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Hobart. It is a curated exhibit that fills the underground sprawl of David Walsh’s lair with darkness, intrigue, and a sense of bitterness that moves in waves throughout the many interlacing rooms. The assembled works often seem to have…
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
Film

film review: nebraska

Rosie Hunt
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With the Academy Awards just a week away, a film with no less than six Oscar nominations is sure to generate a decent amount of interest. Nebraska is a contender for Best Picture alongside major films like Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle, and film lovers should count it among the Oscar nominees they…
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Friday 21 February 2014
Film

aboriginal culture celebrated in new documentary

Lou Heinrich
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‘It is the spirit making you and me draw breath and making the plants grow and moving the wind. It gave rise to the stars and the stardust and the planets and eventually us.’ David Salomon is talking about tjukurpa. Misguidedly named ‘Dreamtime’ by white folk, the Pitjantjatjara word can mean a simple story; but…
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Wednesday 19 February 2014
Art News World

in brief: german artist, georg baselitz claims women can’t be great artists

Matilda Mornane
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German artist Georg Baselitz has sparked backlash, recently telling a newspaper that women cannot paint well. Baselitz has dismissed female painters – even the most iconic like Frida Kahlo – saying that they ‘simply don’t pass the market test, the value test.’ Despite making up the majority of art students, Baselitz claims that women lack…
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Tuesday 18 February 2014
Books

lip lit: for today I am a boy

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Kim Fu’s debut novel, For Today I am a Boy, is an elegant and often heart-wrenching story of an individual’s struggle for identity and belonging. The protagonist is Peter, a long-awaited son, born into a first-generation Chinese family in Ontario. He is given the middle-name Juan Chaun – ‘Powerful King’ – a moniker that reveals…
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Monday 17 February 2014
Art Arts Comedy Feminism Life Theatre

theatre review: more female parts

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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  Presented by Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, More Female Parts is a suite of three monologues written by Sara Hardy specifically to be performed and directed by Evelyn Krape and Lois Ellis, respectively.  Inspired by the original Female Parts, a series of monologues written in 1977 by Italian duo Dario Fo and Franca Rame, Hardy’s new work…
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Friday 14 February 2014
Featured Music

interview: appleonia

Marissa Paine
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Appleonia (Jessica Kahn in her downtime) is literally feeding people with music. The singer, born in Argentina, bred in Australia, has developed a model that she says is a ‘win win’. For every free album ‘bought’, Vittoria Coffee has committed to donating the monetary equivalent of three meals to OzHarvest, a non-for-profit that takes excess…
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