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Wednesday 11 November 2015
Art Arts Theatre

interview with ad hoc: director of found festival

Bridget Conway
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I sat down with Found Festival director and Lip writer, Ad Hoc, to discuss this year’s ambitious festival held at the Testing Grounds in Melbourne from 2pm on the 21st of November to the wee hours of 5am on the 22nd of November. Could you first briefly tell us about your career as an artist…
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Tuesday 10 November 2015
Featured Film Opinion

looking into the future after a year of marvel disappointment

Mary Ntalianis
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It’s time for Marvel to stop erasing their strong, intelligent and brilliant female superheroes from the Cinematic Universe. In 2016, two Marvel movies are set to be released and yet again, neither of these movies will have a female protagonist. This is a repetition of why the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been continually criticised by…
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Monday 9 November 2015
Arts Theatre

good works: review

Bridget Conway
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The last instalment of Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 2015 season is Good Works, a captivating and complex play that dives into the lives of two Catholic families growing up in wartime Oz. The, sadly, deceased Australian playwright Nick Enright, writer of Property of the Clan and the stage adaptation of  Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, originally published Good Works in 1995….
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Thursday 5 November 2015
Arts Books Culture

lip lit: second half first

Christina Bulbrook
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Writing a memoir is a monumental task. And I write that as someone who has never attempted to do so. Consolidating decades of one’s life into a work small enough to be held in one hand seems titanic, especially given the complexity of its primary source: memory. The subtle art of memoir has been beautifully…
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
Books Culture Health

lip lit: running like china – interview

Bridget Conway
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Sophie Hardcastle is an inspiring young author who has written a memoir called Running Like China about her struggles with mental health. Lip’s Bridget Conway had a chat with Sophie and found out about how she chose to push through the stigma to write the book in the hopes that it would inspire others to…
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Saturday 31 October 2015
Film

halloween film review: crimson peak

Bridget Conway
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In honour of Halloween 2015, Lip’s Arts editor and film critic Bridget Conway takes a look at Guillermo Del Toro’s latest offering: the delightfully gothic, super creepy, and surprisingly deep Crimson Peak. Happy Halloween, Lipsters! Crimsom Peak is the brainchild of acclaimed writer and director Guillermo Del Toro.  In true Del Toro style, the film…
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Friday 30 October 2015
Film

film review: the lobster

Marie Davis
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What will most likely draw audiences to The Lobster is its gimmick. The protagonist, David (Colin Farrell), is sent to a dreary hotel where he has forty-five days to select a life partner, or he will be turned into the animal of his choosing (a Lobster). The world that writers Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou…
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Arts Theatre

interview with natalie weir: artistic director of expressions dance company

Bridget Conway
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Natalie Weir has been the Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company for seven years now and is currently touring her rendition of the classic opera Carmen which she’s aptly named Carmen Sweet. I caught up with Natalie and found out how her career in dance and choreography and how she’s captivating audiences from all backgrounds. Can you…
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Tuesday 27 October 2015
Featured Film News

representation and the pay gap: investigation launched to look into gender discrimination in hollywood

Arabella Close
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An official investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood could be the first step in a class action lawsuit against major Hollywood studios. Fifty female directors have been asked by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to detail any mistreatment they may have experienced in relation to their work. The investigation is in response to a formal…
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Monday 26 October 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: good money

Eliza Graves-Browne
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  I’m picky when it comes to crime novels. If there isn’t a delightful balance between character, believability and suspense, I’m apt to put the book down and forget about it. Thankfully, Good Money by J.M. Green balances all of these elements. Green is a debut author whose book was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s…
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Thursday 22 October 2015
Arts Books Opinion

attractive unattractive americans: review

Bridget Conway
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I am constantly asked the question – where are you from? No matter what the situation, my reply is always shameful – I’m from the United States. Because of this shame I decided to leave my home of eighteen years and move halfway across the world to Australia, all by myself. Lots of people tell me that…
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Wednesday 14 October 2015
Books News

high gender pay gap for literary fiction authors

Donna Lu
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A new study into Australian authors has found that it’s slim pickings when it comes to book earnings—especially for female authors. The Macquarie University study, headed by cultural economist Distinguished Professor David Throsby AO, surveyed over 1,000 Australian authors about their earnings and practices. On average, authors make $62,000 in total per year. Although nearly…
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Saturday 10 October 2015
Art Arts

cathy raso: interview

Bridget Conway
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Cathy Raso is an artist hailing from Melbourne who is launching her first solo exhibition, Reflections. Movement. Drama, on October 10th at the Gallery Voltaire. I spoke with Cathy about her career so far as an artist and about what inspires her work. First could you tell me about your career so far? Have you always…
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Friday 9 October 2015
Arts Fashion

interview with hanna guy: co-founder of dorsu

Bridget Conway
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Dorsu is an ethical clothing company that is co-founded by Hanna Guy – an entrepreneur hailing originally from Tasmania. The crowd-funding campaign for Dorsu is seeking to raise $20,000 so that the company can continue its ethical business that benefits both the buyer and the maker.I had a chat with Hanna about the mission of Dorsu…
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