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Thursday 5 June 2014
Fashion Featured Get Involved

ethical, affordable and accessible: the fabric social

Marissa Paine
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  1000 Pound Bend on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD is packed when I arrive to chat to Fiona and Sharna of The Fabric Social, a startup born from the feminist peace movement that is currently doing the rounds on crowdfunding site, Pozible. In the backroom of the café, the opening night of the Emerging…
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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Film

film review: maleficent

Caitlin Gordon-King
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Trigger warning for discussions of sexual violence When I was a kid, I was given a Sleeping Beauty doll. She came with pink pouty lips, long lashes, and a switch at the back that made her eyes flutter open and closed – but for all the deluxe features, Disney forgot that women have bendable knee…
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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Travel

on the run, on my own: ‘i take it you’ve climbed from the bottom?’

Jo Williams
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I knew there was a reason I packed my hiking boots. After my three week fling with Sydney, I felt like I needed to get out of the city. Luckily, for a mere $8 you can jump on a two-hour train journey to the Blue Mountains. As soon as I touched down in Sydney I…
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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Arts Theatre

grounded: an interview with actress kate cole

Sophie Lamond
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  From 11 June- 12 July this year, the Red Stitch Actors Theatre will present the Australian premiere of Grounded, an internationally acclaimed play written by George Brant and directed by Kirsten von Bibra. Grounded is a solo-drama that tells the story of an F16 fighter pilot, played by Kate Cole.  A  rock star of the…
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Wednesday 4 June 2014
Arts Books Opinion

books you should have read by now: rebecca

Margot McGovern
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Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca (1938) is one of those books that still excites people years after their first reading. When I posted on Facebook that I was revisiting it, friends responded with digital squees and great laments that they could not relive the experience of reading it for the first time. I too wish I…
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Tuesday 3 June 2014
Column Sport

chicks with balls: the matildas

Ally Van Schilt
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  Join Lip’s Ally Van Schilt for her new fortnightly column for all things women’s sport! Every four years, sporting mad Australians go into a frenzy about the FIFA World Cup, the Australian team’s chances, the green and gold gear comes on in force, and sporting channels tend to be watched in all hours of…
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Tuesday 3 June 2014
Art

sisyphus and surplus: mel o’callaghan and the 2014 budget

Claire Capel-Stanley
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  I stand shivering lightly in my black singlet and stretchy black pants, flexing each knee again and again, standing on tiptoe to combat the air which has only just turned cold. I am with a group of others, and we arrange ourselves in a line at the door. ‘Ok, who wants what?’ our leader…
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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
Featured

community and crowdfunding meet for pozible’s sydney edit

Sarah Iuliano
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This week, crowdfunding platform Pozible is getting back to its roots with the launch of The Sydney Edit – a hyper-local online initiative that aims to put Sydney creatives on the map. The Sydney Edit is a space within the main Pozible website, which will provide a more direct point of contact between audiences and…
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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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Friday 30 May 2014
Featured Feminism Opinion

misandry might hurt but misogyny kills

Sigrid Cross
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  Trigger warning: for violence against women and misogynistic language. Margaret Atwood once wrote that ‘Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them’. Elliot Rodger has become America’s latest mass murderer. His motivation? A hatred of women. There’s no way to tiptoe around it. Rodger was…
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