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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts

arts review: power babes unite at the 2014 found festival

Phylisa Wisdom
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The Found Festival was a nine-day, multi-platform arts festival. It consisted of an all women-produced art exhibition in the Magdalen Laundry and funky nightly festival events at the Shadow Electric, both within the Abbotsford Convent complex. When I asked Found’s producer Kirsty Hulm why she chose the Laundry for an all-women’s art festival, she said…
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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts dance Theatre

performance review: stones in her mouth

Nikki Kennedy
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  Leni Ponifasio and his company MAU return to Carriageworks with their Australian premiere of yet another thought provoking work,  Stones in Her Mouth. Like MAU’s 2012 production of Birds With Skymirrors, which explored our relationship with the world in a time of climate change, Stones in Her Mouth is a similarly provocative work. Through the…
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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts

opportunity: verandah journal now seeking submissions for issue 29

lip magazine
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Are you an emerging or established writer or artist who wants to see their name in print? Want to be a part of Verandah Journal’s 29th edition? Well, you’re in luck because Verandah Journal is seeking submissions for its 29th edition, which launches later this year. Verandah is looking for all previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry…
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Saturday 31 May 2014
Arts Comedy Music Theatre

comedy review: supergirly

Brianna Doolan
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    Showing from 27 May – 8 June at the Loft Theatre in Melbourne, Lulu McClatchy’s Supergirly: Return of the Pop Princess is a balance of crude potty mouth, raw Aussie humour and some pretty spot on observations about the popular music industry. Supergirly tells the tale of Lulu McClatchy’s alter ego, Supergirly; an…
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Friday 30 May 2014
Arts Books

the bookshelf diaries: lou heinrich

lip magazine
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Today, our very own Books and Literature editor Lou Heinrich kicks off this weekly column of novel-love. What are you reading right now? I’ve got a couple of Aussie non-fiction titles going at the moment: Money Shot by Jeff Sparrow, which is…
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Film TV

offspring: trash or treasure?

Rosie Hunt
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There has been plenty of good television on Australian screens of late. From Redfern Now to Rake to Janet King, it seems that roles for Australian actors have become increasingly complex and varied in recent years. But can we put Channel Ten’s hit drama Offspring in this category of quality? The commercial network is not…
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Monday 26 May 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: eleanor & park

Natalie Ong
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Eleanor is the new girl who is finding it hard to get a comfortable seat anywhere in life – in the bus, in her new school, even in her family. Park is the boy who wants nothing to do with Eleanor. The status quo dictates the rules of his hierarchical, hormone-induced teenage universe and in this case,…
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Saturday 24 May 2014
Film

feminist film history 101: whale rider

Emma Nobel
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In this new series, Lip writers take a look at a wide range of films to determine what it is that makes a great feminist film. From the black-and-white classics right up to the newest of new releases, this retrospective examines just what’s in the feminist film canon — and asks if anything needs to…
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Friday 23 May 2014
Film

film review: godzilla

Kate Voss
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Does a speechless female monster count as a primary female role? Probably Not. As most of us know, pop culture plays an important role in the shaping of societal norms. The images we see in films, television shows, and magazines, influence the way we think and how we perceive the world. This is why it’s…
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Thursday 22 May 2014
Arts Books Culture

not such a sweet sorrow: my love-hate relationship with Shakespeare

Christina Bulbrook
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She’s gone forever! I know when one is dead, and when one lives; She’s dead as earth. The words echo through the room, followed by the deathly silence of Peter Brook’s music-less film.  No one stirs.  Somewhere far away a train chatters past. Still the classroom remains motionless. On screen, Paul Scofield is kneeling in black…
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Thursday 22 May 2014
news Politics

what a winker: tony abbott strikes again

Josephine Mandarano
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Ahhh, Tony Abbott, so you’ve done it again, huh? During an interview on ABC Radio Wednesday morning, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister of this dinky-di land of ours, was busted on camera winking and grinning after a caller to the radio show – who wanted to discuss…
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Wednesday 21 May 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

new australian theatre production explores dementia, facing the past and coming to terms with life

Jess Oliver
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  Audiences around Australia are being treated to a touching and humorous piece of theatre, It’s Dark Outside. Following the story of an old man who wanders into the wilderness at sunset pursued by a dark, shadowy figure, It’s Dark Outside tackles the little discussed and often sensitive theme of Dementia. With 332,000 Australians currently…
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Monday 19 May 2014
Arts Books

lip lit: the treaty

Raelke Grimmer
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We live in a time when writers are spoilt for choice; they have more power than ever to take publishing into their own hands and share their words with the world. A J Conway is one such writer who has chosen to control her words and go down the self-publishing route. Once considered the very last…
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Sunday 18 May 2014
Film

film review: 52 tuesdays

Lauren Strickland
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52 Tuesdays follows the parallel tales of James (Del Herbert-Jane), a transgender man embarking on his transition, and Billie (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), James’ 16-year-old daughter who is struggling with her own burgeoning sexuality. James, unable to cope with raising a teenage girl and managing a transition at the same time, sends Billie off to stay with…
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