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Wednesday 21 June 2017
Featured

and that’s a wrap: Lip announces the winner of the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction

Josephine Mandarano
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We launched the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction in 2013 in honour of Lip’s founding editor, Rachel Funari, to recognise her lasting contribution to the arts and her determination to better the opportunities extended to young women. As many of our readers may know, Rachel passed away unexpectedly in 2011 and we hope that by…
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Monday 5 June 2017
Music

jess meier aka violet on writing ‘(wo)man’

Jess Meier
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Jess Meier aka Violet is a solo-producer and vocalist from Sydney. She recently released the ethereal and stunning track wo(man), exploring the insidious and often unspoken oppression of women across all areas of society and history. Recently, Jess wrote a piece for her website describing how she conceptualised the track, and has shared it with…
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Monday 5 June 2017
Arts Featured

the 2017 rachel funari prize for fiction: the shortlist

lip magazine
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We are thrilled to announce the shortlist of the 2017 Rachel Funari Prize For Fiction. Thank you to each and every one of you who entered – the sheer volume of entries this year was unprecedented – and we extend our congratulations to all shortlisted entrants. Aftermath­ – Alice Bishop Burning Day – Kristin Meachem…
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Thursday 25 May 2017
Culture

women in technology at the CeBIT Technology and Business Summit

Eden Faithfull
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Walking into the CeBIT Conference is not unlike being ushered into some revolutionary space-age marketplace, where suit-and-lanyard-clad businessmen smile knowingly at you from behind a thousand different shimmering screens: laptops, iPads and feature walls with PowerPoints projected across them. CeBIT is APAC’s largest and longest running technology exhibition and conference, and it is an essential…
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Monday 22 May 2017
Film TV

tv: confessions of a friends fan

Hannah Rogers
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Do you have that show that you really love—that show you know inside out? The one you refer to as your show? I do. That show for me is Friends. In fact, I’m listening to the Friends theme song right now. I watch at least three episodes of Friends a week, but at one stage…
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Friday 19 May 2017
Music

curated playlist: rockin’ the suburbs with amy of the royal parks

Samantha Armatys
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Melbourne based, The Royal Parks, have just recently released their debut album Suburb Home. Made up of ten languid and dreamy tracks recorded with Noah Georgeson (who has previously recorded the likes of Joanna Newson and Devendra Banheart), it is a must listen for those contemplative tram rides and sleepless late nights. We recently asked front woman…
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Friday 12 May 2017
Music

girl talk: 10 questions with ali barter

Iryna Byelyayeva
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Ali Barter is kick-ass female musician whose songs Cigarette and Girlie Bits you’ve probably already heard (and know by heart) – and if you haven’t, we’ll give you a moment to go discover them now. Other than being an incredible artist, Barter is a feminist who is not afraid to speak out about the double…
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Thursday 11 May 2017
Featured News

trustworthiness, online dating, and photoshop: a 21st century phenomenon

Danika Kimball
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Modern dating has become a complicated endeavor. While generations past were more likely to find their spouses in their general locale, the advancement of the internet allows people to connect in a variety of new ways. Online dating applications are a phenomenon that have completely taken over today’s dating world, opening up the pool of…
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Tuesday 9 May 2017
Music

girl talk: 10 questions with bella venutti of IV league

Samantha Armatys
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You’ve probably heard the name IV League because they are a band that have been killing it on the Australian music scene since they appeared in 2015. Hailing from Melbourne, the group began as a duo with partners Bella Venutti and Lachie Gilmour messing around in their garage, before expanding to a four piece with…
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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Music

live review: oh pep! at howler, 28.04.2017

Iryna Byelyayeva
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When I first walked into Howler’s spacious band room the crowd was sparse but the warm, orange and yellow lighting was already setting the mood. Closet Straights didn’t keep us waiting long, bringing their cool, folky vibes to the stage. Their country-esque fashion sense, rolling guitar riffs and the warm lighting transformed the empty room…
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Tuesday 2 May 2017
Arts

review: recreation and leisure

Charlie Osborne
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On Saturday, the 22nd of April, I left the house to see my first real comedy show. I took a friend who is a seasoned comedy show watcher along with me, and headed out for a night of unexpected pleasures. PO PO MO CO, shortened from Post Post Modern Comedy, is a queer acting troupe….
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Monday 1 May 2017
Culture Film

women in film: stranger with my face international film festival

Rosie Hunt
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Filmmaker Briony Kidd shied away from the camera at film school. She knew she could write and edit, but wasn’t so sure on the filming front: better to leave that to the experts. It wasn’t until later that Kidd realised none of her fellow students had been experts either. Others – namely, the guys –…
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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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