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Sunday 13 October 2013
Art Arts

comments on comics: art spiegelman at the melbourne town hall

Audrey K. Hulm
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Have you ever wondered about that beautiful, seemingly effortless relationship between text and image? It can be too easy to take for granted in a world where the coupling is so often employed to bamboozle, seduce and trick you in to buying and believing all sorts of things. Humans are inherently visual creatures- our brains…
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Saturday 12 October 2013
Books

woman of letters: alice munro’s nobel prize win

Veronica Sullivan
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On Thursday this week, Canadian writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In doing so, she became only the 13th woman of 110 Nobel Literature Laureates. The dominance of dead white men is perhaps unsurprising, given the Nobel Academy’s longstanding tradition of selecting writers deemed worthy by the literary canon. Female writers are…
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Friday 11 October 2013
Film

gravity: bullock is better with a bomb on the bus

Hayley Lees
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Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D space odyssey is 90 minutes of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney playing astronauts, and it looks like it’s this year’s Life of Pi. For that film I wrote a review titled ‘I’ll just have the pie, thanks’. The critics are raving about this film (so they’re more “excessively complimentary people” than critics)…
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Wednesday 9 October 2013
Art Arts Featured

q&a: artist sarah field on ‘centre of my sinful earth’

Grace Carroll
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    Sarah Field’s Centre of my Sinful Earth is a provocative installation that both fascinates and repulses. Intrigued, I spoke with Field about the work, which will soon be exhibited at the MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne. Can you tell us a little about Centre of my sinful earth? Centre of my Sinful Earth is a large…
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Tuesday 8 October 2013
Art Arts

exhibition review: ‘serve the people’ at the white rabbit gallery

Bridget Conway
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  This labor day long weekend I decided to soak up the sun, catch up on my reading, and visit the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale, Sydney, to see it’s newest exhibition, Serve the People, curated by Edmund Capon, former Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The White Rabbit Gallery is host…
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Monday 7 October 2013
Books Featured News

reading men: what gender is your bookshelf?

Shannon Clarke
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In a recent and candid interview, Canadian literature professor David Gilmour told Hazlitt that he only teaches ‘guys’. If you’re a woman (with the exception of Virginia Woolf), non-white, queer or even an effeminate male writer, your work will not appear on his syllabus. ‘What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F. Scott Fitzgerald,…
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Saturday 5 October 2013
Art Arts Culture

q&a: melbourne festival ambassador evelyn tadros

Bridget Conway
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    Evelyn Tadros has achieved so much in such a short time. Just a few years ago in 2006, she founded the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Melbourne and since then it has expanded to include a national tour and more recently, a Schools and Community Program that provides events year round…
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Friday 4 October 2013
Featured Feminism Film

natalie portman discusses feminism on film

Claire Jansen
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Natalie Portman has weighed into the debate over women on film in an interview for the forthcoming edition of Elle UK. The actor has expressed her opinion that feminism is more than women being ‘kick-ass’ on screen, and that she would like to see a world where every single construction of a man and woman…
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Thursday 3 October 2013
Books

lip lit: constance

Margot McGovern
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In its opening sentence—‘My name is Constance Schuyler Klein’—and its title, Patrick McGrath’s Constance declares itself a narrative concerned with identity, although an identity that is anything but stable. Constance is a young woman living in Manhattan and working as an editor in the 1960s. She has recently married an English professor several years her…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
Books

words by women: virago press celebrates forty years

Alexandra Van Schilt
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I was first introduced to Virago Press through my university studies of women’s literature. Founded in 1973 from the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement, Virago had the aim of publishing books from women writers. This did not just include new works of literature written by women of the time, but also reissuing older publications…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
Featured Feminism Music

lauren mayberry and online misogyny

Marissa Paine
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Yesterday, The Guardian published an editorial by Lauren Mayberry, member of Scottish synth-pop trio, Chvrches. She was spurred to write the editorial — in which she talks about her anger and despair over online misogyny — after posting a screengrab of a demeaning comment from a Facebook “fan” of the band. That screengrab was one…
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Wednesday 2 October 2013
Arts Music

album review: seasons of your day, mazzy star

Joanna Pope
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I’ve been waiting a lifetime for Mazzy Star’s latest album, Seasons Of Your Day. I mean this literally, as their last release, Among My Swan came out in the year of my birth, seventeen years ago. Since then, I’ve gone through many changes, puberty being one of them. Mazzy Star’s sound has not been subject…
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Tuesday 1 October 2013
Arts Music

album review: beneath the static and the low, audego

Joanna Pope
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Hailing from Melbourne, Big Fella and Paso Bionic are promising in their own right, as a mesmerising vocalist and deft producer respectively. It follows naturally that their collaboration, Audego, should be a dazzling symbiosis of eerie and captivating beats. Within the first year of their alliance, the duo had already received acclaim as finalists of…
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Friday 27 September 2013
Arts Music

new music roundup: september 27

Marissa Paine
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Here’s what we’re listening to (and watching!) at Lip this week!   Another – Seekae After signing with Future Classic, Sydney-siders Seekae have come out with this slow-burning track. Moody and measured in a way nothing of theirs has been before, Another has a brooding quality about it that will imprint itself on your brain….
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