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Thursday 27 April 2017
Music

girl talk: 10 questions with liv cartledge

Iryna Byelyayeva
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Liv Cartledge is the husky-voiced new singer you’re gonna be hearing about all over the place very soon. Her debut EP, Timber is out towards the end of the year. In the meantime, take a moment to listen to her soulful single You Got Me High. Check out ten questions with the artist below, and…
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Tuesday 25 April 2017
Culture Film

for film’s sake review: love true

Samantha Armatys
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  At the Australian box office in 2014, just 8 per cent of the top 250 films had female directors. There were 21 Australian films among the top earners, and women directed only 14 per cent of them.  These are just some of the many statistics in Screen Australia’s 2015 Gender Matters report that reveal the…
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Sunday 23 April 2017
Music

interview: gretta ray is not afraid of heights

Samantha Armatys
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‘I was noble like a knight, I was lucent like a light, I was taller than a tower when I stayed within your sight…’  When you find yourself singing along to a poetic and emotionally rich ballad on the radio, you might not expect the words to be penned by an eighteen year old girl…
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Tuesday 18 April 2017
Arts

upfront and personal with geraldine quinn

Aisling Philippa
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Aisling Philippa discusses ‘Upfront’, the all-female lineup at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with host Geraldine Quinn. * I’m gonna ask the really obvious question: explain Upfront to someone who’s never heard of it. I think the standard reply when people look puzzled when I say ‘Upfront’ is, ‘It’s the all-female-lineup flagship event’ during the…
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Thursday 13 April 2017
Art Arts Theatre

review: the flappaganza by pink flappy bits

Emily Holding
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The Flappaganza is the latest and boldest evolution of Tara Dowler and Lou Mapleston’s musical comedy act, Pink Flappy Bits. This sex-positive, feminist comedy showcases a plethora of talented performers in a style that is both daring and charmingly self-deprecating. Unlike previous shows by Pink Flappy Bits, The Flappaganza is a collaborative act that features…
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Wednesday 12 April 2017
Music

welcome home, oh pep!

Samantha Armatys
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Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs, aka Oh Pep!, have just returned home to Melbourne when I catch up with one half of the duo for a quick chat. They could be forgiven for briefly forgetting where home is, having completed six stints of touring in the USA over the past two years. ‘When we go…
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Thursday 6 April 2017
Music

girls listening to girls: stonefield

Iryna Byelyayeva
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I’m listening to the rock tones in Stonefield’s 2016 LP, As Above, So Below, wondering where they were when I was a teen. Not where the four Findlay sisters from rural Victoria (whose music career started when the oldest was fifteen and the youngest was only seven) were – but where was a group of…
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Sunday 2 April 2017
Film

film review: beauty and the beast

Hannah Rogers
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Beauty and the Beast is another Disney reboot. You’re probably expecting me to say: get over it Disney I have seen this before! But I am not going to say that, because frankly I don’t care. Why? Well because this is a fairy tale. Fairy tales are always being retold and in each retelling, they…
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Saturday 25 March 2017
Music Uncategorised

lip mix: women of 2017 (so far)

Samantha Armatys
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2017 so far has certainly had its highs and lows. This weekend we are seeing the first ever women’s AFL grand final on free to air TV (high) while a few weeks ago a bill to decriminalise abortion failed to pass through parliament in my home state of QLD (low). It seems if you are…
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Friday 24 March 2017
Film

film review: jasper jones

Sarah Randall
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Director Rachel Perkins’ latest film, Jasper Jones, is a powerful and suspenseful coming-of-age drama that will undoubtedly join the likes of Muriel’s Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in the canon of great Australian films. Adapted from Craig Silvey’s novel of the same name, the film opens in 1969, when young…
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Monday 20 March 2017
Arts Culture Film

women in film: the big pineapple competition

Rosie Hunt
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Can you make a feature film with $50,000 dollars? Australian filmmaker Sophie Mathisen (Drama) is certain that you can. This is the idea behind the inaugural Big Pineapple Film Competition, launched in February this year by the For Film’s Sake Festival and Women in Film and Television . Mathisen, who is director of both organisations, says…
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Monday 20 March 2017
Arts Featured

meet the judges of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: gabrielle tozer

lip magazine
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to our stellar line-up of judges for the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Today, meet author and journalist, Gabrielle Tozer. * What are you working on in 2017? I’m tinkering with a middle-grade novel and planning out my fourth YA novel. I’m also busy with…
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Tuesday 14 March 2017
Film

film review: the love witch

Jessie Adams
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Lip‘s Jessie Adams recently attended an exclusive season of The Love Witch at Melbourne’s Lido Cinemas. Check out her review below. Anna Biller’s second feature film The Love Witch weaves a kaleidoscopic spell in genuine 35mm colour film cinematography, conjuring complicated visions of feminine archetypes, gender politics, and sumptuous 1960s occult fashion and film aesthetics. The film…
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Wednesday 8 March 2017
Music

interview: the future of mallrat

Samantha Armatys
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For those who aren’t familiar with Grace Shaw, aka Mallrat, the 18-year-old Brisbanite says her first EP sounds ‘like Lily Allen and All Day mixed together.’ With abundant wistful production and lyrics soaked in suburban drawl, her tracks are equivalent to a lazy QLD summer. Introversion, insecurities and the humdrum in-between moments become the focal…
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