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Monday 25 May 2015
Arts Featured Feminism Sexuality

becoming cliterate: a celebration of female sexuality

Clara Borg
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Earlier this month, Huffington Post released CLITERACY, an interactive webpage dedicated purely to educating readers on the clitoris. The project aims to raise awareness of society’s alarming tendency to erase and undermine the intricacies of female sexuality. More specifically, it constitutes an examination of the clitoris on both a personal and societal level by providing…
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Sunday 24 May 2015
Arts Featured Health Sexuality

outing disability: dispelling myths about the sexuality of people with a disability

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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A few years ago I went rummaging on Amazon to find something that doesn’t cross most peoples’ minds. I purchased a book called The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability. I bought this book so I could flip through the pages and hopefully recognise a little bit of myself in them. Growing up with a…
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Saturday 23 May 2015
Film

film review: unfriended

Emma Robinson
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An exciting new take on the found footage trope (which, incidentally did not have its origins with The Blair Witch Project – Cannibal Holocaust capitalised on this style in 1980) has hit the cinemas. Unfriended blends perfect pacing with some Lord of the Flies style kill-or-be-killed mentalities. Unfriended takes place entirely through Skype chat and…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Arts Theatre

tales of a time-travelling songstress: interview with bobbie-jean henning

Bridget Conway
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Music theatre graduate Bobbie-Jean Henning is bringing her debut cabaret show Tales of a Time-Travelling Songstress to Melbourne’s The Butterfly Club on the 27th-31st of May. I caught up with her before her five-night long trip down musical theatre lane, and found out what makes this talented lady tick. What inspired you to study musical…
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Friday 22 May 2015
Film

film review: pitch perfect 2

Emma Robinson
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A couple of days before Pitch Perfect 2 was released I walked past a promotional poster for it with a male friend of mine. I braced myself for the inevitable eye roll and derisive comment about chick flicks (and probably not a particularly original one – that’s the thing about sexism, it’s been around for…
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Thursday 21 May 2015
Arts Featured

the 2015 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

lip magazine
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Lip is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction! In no particular order, the shortlisted entries are as follows: After Hours by Sophie Overett Excerpts by Ali Zayaan Fota by Danielle Binks Harbinger by Stevi-Lee Alver Round by Katelin Farnsworth Vegetables by Clara Johanna The winners of the 2015…
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Thursday 21 May 2015
Film

film review: when marnie was there

Bridget Conway
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From the get-go, When Marnie Was There, quite possibly the last film from world-famous Studio Ghibli and based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson of the same name, is a tearjerker. The Japanese production house has been producing incredible and heart-wrenching anime films since 1985, with the unforgettable Spirited Away (2001) as Japan’s highest…
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Tuesday 19 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

adult fairy party: review

Theertha Muralidhar
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A children’s party for adults. What better way to evoke your inner child than by dressing up in glitter and flocculent wings! The Adult Fairy Party, a comical cabaret hosted at the The Butterfly Club in Melbourne, contrasts the stark reality of adulthood to childhood dreams and fantasies. By engaging the audience in an array…
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Sunday 17 May 2015
Arts Comedy Theatre

natasha york: interview

Bridget Conway
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Let’s face it, we all want to relive the magical moments of our youth; the times when we thought we’d all grow up to be a fairy princess. Alas, real life comes crashing down and reality sets in faster than you can say ‘help, I don’t want to grow up!’ But what if you could…
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Friday 15 May 2015
Arts

head on photo festival: review

Isabella Cornell
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This year’s Head On Photo Festival, a celebration of photography exhibited in various locations across Sydney, presents a range of poignant photographic surveys dealing with diverse subjects, including a plethora of topical social issues. Many of these issues are related to, or a consequence of gender inequality in international contexts. The voice of these issues…
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Sunday 10 May 2015
Film

film review: while we’re young

Jade Bate
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Following in the footsteps of other prolific American indie directors of his generation, such as Wes Anderson, Spike Jonze and Richard Linklater, Noah Baumbach has proven to be one of the most intriguing and unique filmmakers on the indie scene. Following successes of the uncompromising The Squid and the Whale (2005), the shamelessly quirky Greenberg…
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Saturday 9 May 2015
Film TV

orange is the new black: why are we itching for the third season?

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Full of sex, criminality and queer-dom, it’s little wonder why Orange is the New Black (OITNB) has amassed a devoted following. The show launched in July 2013, and quickly shot to the leader board for Netflix’s most popular shows. Responding to pleas, producers will release the third season late this June. Inane at times, the…
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Friday 8 May 2015
Fashion Feminism Opinion

spanx: how can shapewear be ‘feminist’?

Alison Maher
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  Don’t get me started on Spanx. I hate that the models they use to advertise their shapewear don’t have any reason to be wearing the Spanx in the first place. By reason, I mean that they don’t have any of the bodily attributes that this product is designed to hide. I’ll quickly clarify that…
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Friday 8 May 2015
Arts Theatre

the school for scandal: review

Alison Maher
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I had never heard of the play The School for Scandal before, on now at the New Theatre in Newtown, until the 30th of May, but I was bursting to see it nonetheless. Not because I’m a broke-ass student who was offered a free ticket. Not because eating lethal amounts of chocolate had been my only…
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