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Thursday 17 April 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the visionist

Emily Tatti
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Shakerism is a religion on its way to extinction. Its three surviving members occupy a crumbling old house in rural New England, where they are surrounded by historical settlements, tourist museums and libraries devoted to their faith. At its peak in the 1800s, six thousand Shakers lived in this region. They were led there by…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Comedy Sexuality Theatre TV

ladies of comedy: sarah jane

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  Showing at The Butterfly Club as part of this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, That Sexy Show shamelessly tackles the topic of sex in a game show style with not a boundary in sight! Hosted by self-proclaimed ‘sex geek’, Sarah Jane along with team captains Geraldine Hickey and Adam Knox, this strictly 18+ show features a rotating panel of…
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Wednesday 16 April 2014
Arts Film

film review: the grand budapest hotel

Giuliana Cincotta
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Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel is truly a feat of grandeur. Set in the fictional Zubrowka, somewhere amongst candy-coloured Middle Europe, the story follows Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham and Tony Revolori in youth), a lobby boy at the renowned Grand Budapest Hotel, and his relationship with the…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: rama nicholas

Sophie Lamond
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  Welcome to the magical land where everyone lives after the fairy tale’s over. Jack’s done a few too many lines, Rapunzel’s expecting her tenth and Cinderella’s found out that The Prince bats for the other team and is more interested in her arse than her slippers of glass. It’s like Shrek rewritten by Alan…
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Featured Opinion TV

little bird: the hidden strength of sansa stark

Chloe King
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  Warning: There will be spoilers. On 7 April, Game of Thrones returned to Australian screens with the eagerly awaited season four – and it was undeniably stunning. Chock full of drama, humour, grief, death, and the dangerously beautiful CGI dragons, the first episode provided everything that GOT fans were promised – and more. Sure,…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: fashion editors want us to stop talking about the models and talk about the clothes

Kezia Lubanszky
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Some of the most influential people of Australian Fashion Week think we should stop talking about the models, and talk about the clothes. While we’ve all been shocked at Alex Perry’s choice to book dangerously underweight model, Cassi Van Den Dungen, it seems we should be talking about how fabulous Australian clothing is instead. Unfortunately,…
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Friday 11 April 2014
Arts Comedy

comedy review: adrienne truscott’s asking for it: a one-lady rape about comedy

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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  ‘What is comedy? What is a joke? What is rape?’ asks Adrienne Truscott. The American comedian informs us several times in between swigs of canned gin and tonic, that she ‘is new to this’ (stand up) but she knows the rules; black people can joke about black people and Jews can joke about Jews….
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: australian fashion week criticised for ‘too thin’ models

Shannon O'Keefe
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The fashion industry has been long criticised over the use of unrealistically thin models and this year’s Australian Fashion Week has sparked debate once again on this issue. Dubbed ‘the Hunger Games’ because of its incredibly slender models, audience members worried about the health of the young ladies in front of them. Carla Zampatti’s show…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Film

film review: half of a yellow sun

Lauren Strickland
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The dresses are short, bright, bold. The jewellery is ostentatious: thick strings of golden pearls, diamond-and-emerald necklaces heavy and obscene. The hairstyles are impossibly neat, a series of sculpturesque bouffants. It’s the 1960s all right, but the world on screen is as far away from Mad Men as it is possible to get. As the…
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Thursday 10 April 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: shappi Khorsandi

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Born in Iran and raised in England, Shappi Khorsandi has delighted audiences world-wide with her unique, tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that covers a range of topics from personal dating experiences, to racism and the exile of her family from Iran shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Khorsandi has performed previously at the Melbourne International Comedy…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Arts Comedy

comedy review: bryony kimmings- sex idiot

Sarah Nathan-Truesdale
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Bryony is 29 and has recently had her first STD check. Discovering that she has a common sexually transmitted disease, she embarks on a tour of her own sexual history, promising to make each sexual partner a piece of art in exchange for their response. She sends 35 emails, 14 facebook messages and 7 texts….
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Books

lip lit: award winning australian writing 2013

Bronwyn Lovell
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Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 is an anthology of 52 of last year’s competition winners in short fiction and poetry. The book features a different variety of competitions each year, and you’ve probably never heard of most of them. In Carmel Bird’s introduction, she reminds us that there are more than 300 smaller annual literary…
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Wednesday 9 April 2014
Film Uncategorised

The top ten wes anderson characters

Jade Bate
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In honour of the imminent release of Wes Anderson’s newie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jade Bate has chucked together a list of the best characters out of all the auteur’s films. Prepare for an education! 10. Dignan (Owen Wilson) – Bottle Rocket In Wes Anderson’s 1996 feature debut, Bottle Rocket, three friends attempt to pull…
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Tuesday 8 April 2014
Featured Music

interview: hayley mary, the jezabels

Ruby Turner
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Australian band The Jezabels have just released their second record, The Brink, and Lip’s Ruby Turner spoke with the effervescent and enthusiastic lead singer Hayley Mary about putting out a new record, feminist music icons and what it means to be an Australian musician. Did you have a particular sound or concept in mind for…
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