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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: back to backpacking

Jo Williams
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I had a lot of time to think about things while I was bouncing down dirt tracks on my way back to Alice Springs after a month-long jaunt in the Outback.  My thoughts were mostly, ‘I hope those cows on the side of the road aren’t going to suddenly launch themselves in front of this…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

‘a refreshing oasis in a trashy desert of cheap flesh’: slut shaming, role models and bindi irwin

Alice Ridge
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Mia Freedman, founder of the website Mamamia, is a big fan of Bindi Irwin.  In her latest piece praising the now 16 year old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, she applauds Bindi’s recent remarks on appropriate attire for teenage girls, contrasting them with a lot of selfies posted online by other teenage(ish) celebrities (including…
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Wednesday 2 July 2014
Sport World

2014 FIFA word cup: to watch or not to watch? poverty, corruption and child prostitution

Emilie Bertsch
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  In the face of pervading poverty and corruption, football fans are experiencing extreme cognitive dissonance during this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Many international fans seem aware of FIFA’s shady and corrupt history and the Brazilian government’s lack of conduct regarding its impoverished citizens, but the concept of boycotting this year’s World Cup is…
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Tuesday 1 July 2014
Arts Books

death in july: festival of women’s crime writing.

Christina Bulbrook
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Women’s crime writing has come a long way, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Like walking in high heels, there have been moments of comfort and ease, and  a stumble here and there and the odd blister. But central to the ongoing success of female crime authors is the support of fellow writers, providing an…
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Tuesday 1 July 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: melbourne vixens ANZ championship

Ally Van Schilt
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Recently the ANZ netball championship took place at Hisense Arena in Melbourne, and was played between the Melbourne Vixens and the Queensland Firebirds. State netball is a sport which is flourishing across the nation, which was demonstrated by the impressive crowd present at the final game of over 9000 fans attending the Sunday afternoon game….
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Tuesday 1 July 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

new cabaret brings glamping to the people, 1950′s style

Emma Breheny
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    The singing and dancing ladies of Bobby & The Pins have been thrust from their comfort zone into the bush, but they’re determined to keep camping classy. Melbourne;’s female cabaret quartet, Bobby & The Pins, are creatures of comfort who take inspiration from the 1950′s and the era’s stereotypical ‘lady of leisure’. Their forthcoming…
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Monday 30 June 2014
Arts Music

q&a: teri gender bender, le butcherettes

Eloise Baker
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I recently discovered Le Butcherettes through listening to Teri Gender Bender’s other band Bosnian Rainbows. Now, their new album ‘Cry Is For The Flies’ has been on repeat for the last month. Released on Omar Rodríguez-López’s label, Nadie Sound, the sophomore album is an evolving mix of dark 90s rock, PJ Harvey vocals and punk….
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Monday 30 June 2014
Culture Featured Feminism

feminist frequency: tropes vs. women in video games

Sigrid Cross
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If you’re not overly familiar with the gaming world, then it is quite possible you may not know Anita Sarkeesian. She is feminist blogger who is behind the Feminist Frequency series. She was also the target of massive internet backlash in 2012. Sarkeesian began a Kickstarter project looking to fund a series of videos that…
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Monday 30 June 2014
Film

film review: the pretty one

Karla Gamero Gomez
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It is true that most of us tend to define who we are by comparing ourselves to people around us; friends, sisters, mothers, daughters. This is done much more if you are a twin; more commonly, the younger twin. In her latest film, The Pretty One, Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) portrays Laurel and Audrey, identical…
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Saturday 28 June 2014
Film

film review: galore

Emma Robinson
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Teenagers can be bizarre creatures. They spend a lot of time operating in states of supreme self-absorption, almost casually inflicting considerable mental and physical pain on those they claim to love. And yet occasionally they come out with acts of pure bravery or selflessness. All of these capabilities and more are on display in Australia’s…
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Saturday 28 June 2014
TV

tv review: carlotta

Rosie Hunt
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The ABC has broadcast a number of outstanding historical telemovies of late: from Paper Giants to Mabo, these period dramas have told stories of amazing Australians and documented social change in our country’s recent past. The latest offering in line with this trend is Carlotta, a film based on the life of Carol Byron, a…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Arts Books Column Opinion

the bookshelf diaries: estelle tang

Lou Heinrich
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The Bookshelf Diaries takes a peek into the reading life of writers, readers and book lovers. Estelle Tang reveals her favourites, her inspirations, and her ‘to-buy’ list. What are you reading right now? Wayne Koestenbaum’s My 1980s and Other Essays. Where did you buy it? The Strand Bookshop in NYC. What’s in your to-read pile?…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Film

film review: frank

Giuliana Cincotta
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Jon Burroughs is an insipid, wannabe musician craving excitement. Searching passers-by on the street, desperately attempting to grasp inspiration, his pain — the pain of an unknown musician — is familiar to anyone whose ever suffered through a  severe case of writer’s block. It seems the red-headed hopeful, played by Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), would…
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Friday 27 June 2014
Art Arts

help artist george rose invent the future

lip magazine
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  What will the world look like in the future? One hundred, two hundred, even five hundred years from now where will we be? The possibilities are as endless as they are exhilarating… Meet George Rose, a Canberra/Melbourne/Sydney based creative extraordinaire. Amongst other places, you’ve seen George’s work on our website banner and gracing the…
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