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Saturday 21 December 2013
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Happy Holidays!

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Happy holidays Lipsters! Your friendly Lip crew are going to be taking a bit of a break from today until January 2, 2014. There will still be a few articles here and there, but check in with us next year for your regular dose of feminist critique, opinion, feature articles and general awesomeness! Until then,…
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Friday 18 October 2013
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theatre review : the wharf revue, canberra theatre

Madalein Tier
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For those out of the loop on what constitutes a revue, The Wharf Revue is a good place to start.  Our politics, current affairs and culture are annually hung out to dry in a series of burning satirical skits and hilarious musical renditions.  Add to this a talented acting troupe and the knockout production values…
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Thursday 17 October 2013
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where are the women in this year’s ARIA nominations?

Toby Newton
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Male artists have dominated nearly every category in this year’s ARIA Award nominations. Flume, Birds of Tokyo, and Tame Impala lead the way with eight, seven, and six nominations repectively. There are no female artists in the running for the Album of the Year gong, and Samantha Jade cuts a lonely figure as the only…
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Wednesday 16 October 2013
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ep review: say what you want, breen

Marissa Paine
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Breen’s Say What You Want opens with the title track and immediately a slow droning tangles itself around lush, lighter vocals. Production plays with pace, speeding up and slowing down where appropriate to create an eclectic, varied sound that is clearly the London-born artist’s trademark. ‘Twisted’ is next, a tighter, more focused sound that grabs…
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Saturday 31 August 2013
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Disco, Dreams, Drama: The bewitching world of Lisa T.

Isabelle Hellyer
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Lisa Twomey’s petite figure easily draws attention, a fact not belied by her relaxed demeanour and endearing way of speech. As the woman behind Australia label Lisa T, her diminutive frame is continually draped in heavily embellished garments of her own creation that combine elements of fine art and textile design to great effect.  Lisa’s…
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Sunday 28 July 2013
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album review: alunageorge, body music

Marissa Paine
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It feels like AlunaGeorge’s Your Drums, Your Love has been out forever. It’s been out 10 months specifically, which is basically forever in the ever-changing, internet-driven world of popular music. But it’s only now that the track has found a home, on the English duo’s long awaited album, Body Music. The electronic pair, a little…
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Wednesday 24 July 2013
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in brief: budget cuts threaten adfa progress

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  The Australian Defence Force Academy is improving in its attitudes towards women, an Australian Human Rights Commission audit has found, but progress may be hindered by budget cuts. The training institution is reportedly making steady strides towards becoming more inclusive to female members. This includes the introduction of programs to better supervise cadets, and…
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Tuesday 30 October 2012
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q & a: bertie blackman

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Bertie Blackman is a Sydney-based singer/songwriter who is known for her uncanny ability to transform music to an artistic plateau where the imagination runs wild. She recently toured with rising rockers The Rubens and will be supporting international Australian star Gotye later this year. Headway, her debut, garnered Blackman Australia’s attention, while her third album,…
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Tuesday 23 October 2012
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interview: jeremy beasley, the voice of the rain

Zoya J. Patel
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Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zones to see what’s really important in life. For Jeremy Beasley, spending 18 days with a Fijian family earlier this year meant deciding to use his photography skills to help build them a new home. A photographer by trade, Jeremy hails from Melbourne, where he runs…
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Friday 5 October 2012
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(sex)uality: soft & hard limits

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Recently, I had a minor television appearance that required me to read Fifty Shades of Grey. It was a tough couple of nights, forcing myself to read the book (though I should say, it actually gets a lot easier to digest the more you read), but overall, I probably wouldn’t repeat the experience. That said,…
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Thursday 2 August 2012
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album review: craft spells, gallery

Serrin Prior
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It is hard not to compare Craft Spells’ new EP, Gallery, with their entrancing debut album of last year, Idle Labor. Those as yet uninitiated into the warm, fuzzy dream that is glo-fi, should find themselves a copy of the latter as soon as possible. But it would seem as though Gallery is like the…
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Friday 27 July 2012
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but, you don’t look sick! the stigma behind invisible illness

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Imagine being told you looked too beautiful to be in pain. Unless you’re in a wheelchair or spluttering into a tissue, people don’t often tend to recognise any other type of pain. This can become frustrating for anyone who suffers from disorders like chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, anaemia, perthe’s disease, diabetes, depression and so on….
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Friday 27 July 2012
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the (non)sense of anti-feminists : why are feminists so hairy?

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#getlaid and #findaman were hashtags that accompanied a tweet from @louchambers who wrote that she ‘can’t cope with those feminists who refuse to shave their armpits to prove a point.’ The relationship between feminists and what they do or don’t do to their bodies has always been a point used by antifeminists to define the…
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Thursday 28 June 2012
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celluloid relapse : bureaucracy, nightmare and Kafka in Soderbergh’s ‘Kafka’ (1991)

Amy Miniter
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Max Weber (1864-1920), the sociologist extraordinaire who was not in any way affiliated with a certain brand of barbecue, was once responsible for many astute social observations. Over the years, as he steadily gained a heavy arsenal of such reflections, he built up a formidable reputation as one of the founding fathers of sociology. Of…
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