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Thursday 19 November 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: worthless

Bridget Conway
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At the heart of any great book, whether fiction or non-fiction, sci-fi or drama, lies a character arc that we can personally relate to on some level. The core of all good books often pulls at our heartstrings at a moment’s notice, leaving us breathless and wanting more. With Robyn Hennessy’s memoir, Worthless, the average…
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Friday 13 November 2015
Arts Books

lip lit: a few days in the country, and other stories

Lauren Strickland
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Elizabeth Harrower’s ‘new’ collection of short stories, A Few Days in the Country: And Other Stories, is enchanting. By which I do not mean that it contains magic, or the promises of happy endings. No; Harrower’s writing is pure, unadulterated realism. Her stories occupy the real world, and make an effort to reveal the lives…
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Friday 13 November 2015
Arts Theatre

carmen sweet: review

Bridget Conway
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For two days only, Expressions Dance Company brought their latest production of Carmen Sweet to the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta. As part of a national tour of the simple yet evocative production, the short stint in Parramatta proved fruitful with a packed house and a satisfied audience. I had a chat with the Artistic Director…
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Thursday 12 November 2015
News

feminist news round-up 12.11.15

Danielle Croci
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  Breast Cancer Patient Warns of Private Health Insurance Brisbane woman Michelle Hennessy contracted breast cancer after having top-level private health insurance with extras for 20 years, and was still forced to pay over $20,000 for her treatment. She is now warning unsuspecting Australians to check the fine print of their plans for coverage levels….
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Wednesday 11 November 2015
Art Arts Theatre

interview with ad hoc: director of found festival

Bridget Conway
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I sat down with Found Festival director and Lip writer, Ad Hoc, to discuss this year’s ambitious festival held at the Testing Grounds in Melbourne from 2pm on the 21st of November to the wee hours of 5am on the 22nd of November. Could you first briefly tell us about your career as an artist…
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Tuesday 10 November 2015
Featured Film Opinion

looking into the future after a year of marvel disappointment

Mary Ntalianis
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It’s time for Marvel to stop erasing their strong, intelligent and brilliant female superheroes from the Cinematic Universe. In 2016, two Marvel movies are set to be released and yet again, neither of these movies will have a female protagonist. This is a repetition of why the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been continually criticised by…
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Monday 9 November 2015
Arts Theatre

good works: review

Bridget Conway
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The last instalment of Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s 2015 season is Good Works, a captivating and complex play that dives into the lives of two Catholic families growing up in wartime Oz. The, sadly, deceased Australian playwright Nick Enright, writer of Property of the Clan and the stage adaptation of  Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, originally published Good Works in 1995….
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Friday 6 November 2015
News

feminist news round-up 6.11.15

Danielle Croci
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Jessica Mauboy backed out of singing national anthem due to panic attack Australian singer Jessica Mauboy has broken her silence on why she backed out of singing the national anthem at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday at the last minute. She revealed that she had panic attack moments before the performance as a result of…
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Friday 6 November 2015
Featured

serena williams talks diversity in sports and technology

Danika Kimball
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Last week, tech magazine Wired announced that the current issue of the magazine would be guest edited by Serena Williams. Undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of our time, Williams mentioned the significance of the Rooney rule in the NFL, which requires the league to interview minority candidates for senior positions. She also notes that…
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Friday 6 November 2015
Featured News

so bradley cooper is helping to address the hollywood gender pay gap

Ally Mann
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Following the Sony hack and an essay written by Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper recently announced that he would be sharing his salary information with his female co-stars to help ensure pay equality. The Sony hack revealed massive pay disparities between male and female leads in Hollywood. These disparities led many actors and actresses to speak…
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Thursday 5 November 2015
Featured Get Involved

the unslut project: a chat with founder emily lindin

Arabella Close
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Emily Lindin founded The UnSlut Project in 2013 after American teenager, Rehtaeh Parsons, committed suicide. She had been gang raped and consequently labelled a “slut” by her classmates. Emily decided to publish her own diary entries dealing with sexual shaming in high school as a blog to provide some perspective for other young girls experiencing…
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Thursday 5 November 2015
Arts Books Culture

lip lit: second half first

Christina Bulbrook
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Writing a memoir is a monumental task. And I write that as someone who has never attempted to do so. Consolidating decades of one’s life into a work small enough to be held in one hand seems titanic, especially given the complexity of its primary source: memory. The subtle art of memoir has been beautifully…
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
Books Culture Health

lip lit: running like china – interview

Bridget Conway
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Sophie Hardcastle is an inspiring young author who has written a memoir called Running Like China about her struggles with mental health. Lip’s Bridget Conway had a chat with Sophie and found out about how she chose to push through the stigma to write the book in the hopes that it would inspire others to…
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Saturday 31 October 2015
Film

halloween film review: crimson peak

Bridget Conway
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In honour of Halloween 2015, Lip’s Arts editor and film critic Bridget Conway takes a look at Guillermo Del Toro’s latest offering: the delightfully gothic, super creepy, and surprisingly deep Crimson Peak. Happy Halloween, Lipsters! Crimsom Peak is the brainchild of acclaimed writer and director Guillermo Del Toro.  In true Del Toro style, the film…
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