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Tuesday 24 December 2013
Culture Film

2013 and gender inequality in film

Claire Gaynor
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While list articles are one of the best things about wrapping up the end of the year, Lip prefers to look back at 2013 in a typically feminist way: representational analysis. Over the last few weeks, our writers have looked at how women have been portrayed in the media, and then the Australian media’s attitude towards…
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Monday 23 December 2013
Opinion TV Uncategorised

festive television: the o.c. and chrismukkah

Rosie Hunt
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When Christmas rolls around each year, my mind inevitably drifts to a magical place of woolly reindeer jumpers, lavish office parties, Death Cab for Cutie, Chinese food and a good dose of family drama… a place known, of course, as The O.C.. Is there a better television show to revisit at Christmas? I think not….
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Sunday 22 December 2013
Featured Music Uncategorised

lip’s songs of the year: 2013

Marissa Paine
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2013 produced some great music, which saw us crooning along, dancing up a storm or feeling inspired. Here’s Lip’s songs of the year!   Applause – Lady Gaga ‘Not only is her music great, her video clips are a visual buffet!’ - Yalei Wang, Lip Writer Don’t Save Me – Haim  ’To me, this song is…
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Saturday 21 December 2013
Film Opinion Sexuality

rethinking Hysteria and the regulation of female sexuality

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Ah, the vibrator. A beacon of hope for singletons and a symbol of sexual liberation, this natty device has been making good vibrations since the 1870s. And what’s better than a machine which doles out orgasms? Okay, probably not much. But, if the response of film critics is anything to go by, the 2011 film,…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Art Arts Culture news

arts news: the weekly wrap up

lip magazine
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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is under pressure to return a painting claimed to have been looted by the Nazis. Swiss Lawyer Olaf Ossman claims the painting “Head of a Man” is a Van Gogh sold under duress by wealthy Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel in 1933 when he fled the Nazis. Although tests have…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Film

business and pleasure: blake edwards and julie andrews

Kiah Meadows
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In this six-part series, Kiah Meadows takes a look at the relationship between famous directors and their muses throughout Hollywood’s history.   So far, this series has been all doom and gloom: drug taking, abuse, exploitation. But the story of Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews may rekindle your faith in the filmmaker-muse relationship. Marrying after…
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Thursday 19 December 2013
Books

books you should have read by now: the painted veil

Lou Heinrich
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For so many of us, our first interaction with a classic novel is through the movie adaptation: Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and for me, The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham. This 2006 film starred Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, looked incredible, and featured a stunning soundtrack. Ultimately, the story was about the…
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Thursday 19 December 2013
Featured Feminism Music Opinion

why Beyoncé’s BEYONCÉ matters

Marissa Paine
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  Beyoncé released a surprise visual album last week and broke the internet. iTunes crashed and social media lost its collective shit. The sheer magnitude of Beyoncé’s star power is such that she doesn’t need promo. She doesn’t need to slowly drop singles one by one, or sell merchandise, or convince everyone to buy an…
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Culture Fashion News

in brief: Indigenous model search inspiring diversity

Matilda Mornane
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Last week was the launch of the first search for indigenous models, which will coincide with the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW) in April 2014. The search is aimed at shifting perceptions and encouraging diversity in the fashion industry. Speaking at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, model Samantha Harris said that…
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Film

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to host Golden Globes again

Teresa Gray
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  Comedy fans rejoiced last week at the latest promo for the Golden Globes, following October’s news that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the ceremony in 2014 and 2015. In many ways, this was a good year for each of them, in terms of popularity and recognition by critics. 30 Rock, the…
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Comedy Culture Feminism Opinion Theatre

theatre review: NSFW

Sophia Dacy-Cole
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‘NSFW’ (Not Safe For Work) is Melbourne’s Red Stitch Actors Theatre’s final production for 2013. Written by UK playwright Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Tanya Dickson, NSFW is an exposé of the media world that doesn’t quite manage to deliver on its edgy name, but is touching and incisive in parts. The play takes place over…
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Arts Music

ep review: la musique nouveau, the dunes

Stephen Benko-Nehme
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La Musique Nouveau. The New Music. A bold statement of intent. Particularly so, given The Dunes’ chosen genre.  The often potentially confining sand-box of dream pop / dream gaze has historically allowed little in the way of innovation or experimentation. So does the Adelaide band’s third EP live up to the promise of its title? Opening track…
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Sunday 15 December 2013
Film Opinion

australia bamboozled by tropfest winner

Matilda Mornane
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*Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece reflecting the views of the individual writer. Do you have a very different take on Bamboozled and Tropfest 2013? We would welcome submissions of a counter-article on this subject. To contribute, get in touch with the friendly Lip crew here. Tropfest is in its 22nd year this year, with people…
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Friday 13 December 2013
Art Culture News

arts news: the weekly wrap up

lip magazine
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    The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) has announced its National Agenda for the Visual Arts in Australia, outlining a 30 year vision which aims to see artists play a central role in all aspects of Australian life. Importantly, NAVA is hoping to see Australian arts funding double from 0.084% to 0.17%…
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