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Monday 22 June 2015
Arts

meet the winners of the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: 3rd place, “excerpts” by ali zayaan

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Ali Zayaan’s story, ‘Excerpts’ won 3rd place in the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Ali, plus his award-winning story! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I study Econ and Politics at Adelaide Uni. I love writing like I have loved very few things ever in life…
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Saturday 20 June 2015
Art Arts

the dream: review

Sophia Flo Dacy-Cole
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The Dream moves through three pieces by English ballet giant Frederick Ashton: Monotones II, which is a simple formalist modernist dance, Symphonic Variations which is a paired-back love story in Greco-Roman costume and Ashton’s surprisingly funny interpretation of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, simply named the Dream. While the performance is a masterful rendering of these historically important pieces, it sometimes left me wanting more….
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Friday 19 June 2015
Celebrity News TV

in brief: sunrise apologise for post victim blaming women affected by revenge porn

Sarah Iuliano
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Victim blaming: it’s not something mass media should do. On Wednesday, Channel Seven’s Sunrise breakfast show did just that as it published a Facebook post about Australian women’s nude photos being uploaded to an American revenge porn website. The post, detailing a story affecting 500 women, had the caption: ‘What’s it going to take for…
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Friday 19 June 2015
Arts Comedy

urzila carlson: review

Bridget Conway
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The Sydney Comedy Store always offers up amazing acts. Whether they’re well-known comics or up and comers, I always end up having a ball and also a good few hearty, knee-slapping, clap-inducing laughs. With Urzila Carlson’s stand-up routine Poise Control, there was no exception, except, well, for the fact that it was completely different. Urzila’s…
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Friday 19 June 2015
Books

lip lit: in real life

Cosima McGrath
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If you’ve ever overanalysed a Facebook friend request, celebrated an increase in Twitter followers or agonised over the time elapsed from when a message was “seen” to a reply sent, then In Real Life is the book for you. Beguiling and affecting, Chris Killen’s latest novel examines human connections both online and IRL. In 2004…
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Tuesday 16 June 2015
Film Opinion

top five reasons mad max: fury road is an instant feminist classic

Emma Robinson
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It wasn’t until a self-righteous contributor for the site ‘Return of Kings’, Aaron Clarey, penned a tantrum about feminist Trojan horses taking over Hollywood film that I had any interest in seeing Mad Max: Fury Road. Good action films with well developed plots and at least one complicated and compelling female character are both joys…
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Monday 15 June 2015
Arts Theatre

katrina douglas: interview

Bridget Conway
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  If you have been in the Sydney theatre scene long enough, the PACT Centre for Emerging Artists is probably a household name by now. The venue, located in cozy Erskineville, has been home to experimental performance for over 50 years now. I consider PACT an elemental player in the arts scene in Sydney and…
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Sunday 14 June 2015
Art Arts

refusing to choose between traditional femininity and radical feminism: interview with anonymous artist ambivalently yours

Isabella Cornell
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In an unashamed defiance of the rigid conventions associated with female identity, anonymous artist Ambivalently Yours’ witty illustrations celebrate the colour pink, ‘cuteness’, cats and being a badass who “doesn’t take shit from anyone”. These seemingly incongruous identities are reconciled in seamless pastel works that speak to women from all walks of life through its…
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Sunday 14 June 2015
Featured Film Sexuality

screening bisexuality

Clara Borg
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Written, directed and starring Desiree Akhavan, Appropriate Behaviour (2014) is her debut feature film. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, it didn’t take long for her name to become one of wide acclaim, with the New York Times commending the screenplay as ‘packed with smart remarks [and] clever and unpredictable turns of phrase that…
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Saturday 13 June 2015
Arts

dr lisa cooper: interview

Bridget Conway
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Dr Lisa Cooper is a Sydney-based florist and artist who will be taking up residency at Carriageworks to further develop her work and artistic practice. As someone who comes from a floristry background and knows the ins and outs of that business, it’s refreshing to see that there are people out there who are focusing…
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Thursday 11 June 2015
Arts Comedy

urzila carlson: interview

Bridget Conway
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For two nights only, South African-Kiwi comedian Urzila Carlson is heading to Sydney to perform her new show, Poise Control. After a string of performances at the Adelaide Fringe and MICF, Carlson is kindly making the trip to Sydney-town. I caught up with Urzila and chatted to her about her accidental start as a comedian and…
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Wednesday 10 June 2015
Arts Celebrity Featured Opinion

whining and dining: gender imbalances in ‘fictional dinner party’

Made Stuchbery
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A recent dinner party I attended left quite a foul taste in my mouth. Well, not a literal taste in my mouth. Nothing was wrong with the food, or the drink. Actually, there was no food or drink. You see, the dinner party was not real. But the reality of said dinner party has lurched…
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Tuesday 9 June 2015
Arts Theatre

miss adelaide everheart presents early burly burlesque: interview

Jessie Adams
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As a bit of a burlesque beginner, I attended The Butterfly Club on Friday the 29th of May to catch Miss Adelaide Everheart’s Early Burly Burlesque variety show. After a dazzling showcase of comedy, tease, and the most magical, well fitted g-strings from three very talented performers, I sat down with Miss Adelaide Everheart herself…
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Sunday 7 June 2015
Arts Books

margot mcgovern: lip writer and text prize shortlistee

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Margot McGovern is a Lip book reviewer and emerging author. Her manuscript, Neverland, was selected in the 2015 Text Prize Shortlist.  Lip had a chat to Margot about her story, writing, and why writing YA novels is the best kind of writing.  Tell us about your novel.  Neverland is the story of Kit Learmonth, a…
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