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Friday 2 May 2014
Music

album review: gold fever, little hurricane

Rachel Barber
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Four years since they first exploded onto the live music scene, wowing audiences with their dirty blues beats and swampy guitar slides, San Diego duo Little Hurricane are back with their newest LP. Currently touring the States with home-grown roots heroes, John Butler Trio, Gold Fever represents the sophomore efforts of a band that has…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

lip magazine
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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Featured

the amazon warrior women: were they real or just a myth?

Gillian Clive
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‘We shoot with bows and hurl javelins and ride horses, but the works of women we never learnt…’ This quote comes from Herodotus’ histories, and is purportedly the Amazon’s reply to a man’s request that these wild women live among them as wives and mothers – after, that is, the Scythian men had “tamed” these…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: character

lip magazine
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  Name: Holly Squair Label: Character Web address and/or FB address: www.facebook.com/charactercloth, http://charactercloth.wix.com/home   Where are you based?  I am based in Canberra and Sydney. My hometown is Canberra where I studied design but I am currently living in Sydney completing an internship at ‘Billion Dollar Babes’, a high end women’s label. How did you…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Books Featured

an interview with author Hannah Kent

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Hannah Kent laughs nervously when asked if she introduces herself as a “writer” now. She radiates an air of shocked gratitude that is at odds with her status as Australia’s most recent literary prodigy. Lip caught up with Kent to find out more about the path she had travelled, and what it means to be…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Comedy

Comedy review: shappi khorsandi

Jay Mortlock
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In town for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF), UK comedian Shappi Khorsandi delighted her audience with funny, insightful and poignant tales derived from her own life experiences. Stepping into the curtained Mini Main Town Hall to see Khorsandi ply her trade initially felt intimidating, but after doing her own off-stage introduction and entering dressed in…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Culture Featured

meet the winners: miranda mae debeljakovic, “chops and potatoes” and q & a

Ruby Mahoney
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Miranda Mae Debeljakovic’s story “Chops and Potatoes” won Lip‘s 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Miranda, plus her award-winning story. Enjoy!   Q & A Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? Hello! I’m Miranda, and I’m currently in my second year of a BFA, majoring in Creative and…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Music

q&a and ep review: i killed sara v, lowell

Eloise Baker
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  When I first listened to Lowell, it was on my laptop while visiting friends in Newcastle, so predictably what I heard was terrible. Tinny laptop speakers can make a pretty bad first impression. I’m so glad that I then made the effort to listen to this substantial EP, I Killed Sara V through decent…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Featured Opinion

don’t risk dudeness: public disgust for veet’s sexist campaign

Sarah McGhee
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It has been a few weeks since Veet aired their latest campaign; a series of adverts all showing different shaming scenarios a woman apparently finds herself in one day post-shaving, all carrying the tagline ‘Don’t Risk Dudeness.’ I am a fairly confident woman, and I am perfectly capable of taking a joke and laughing at…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: the darling sisters

lip magazine
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    Name: Maria Ramsden and Leanne Dempsey Label: The Darling Sisters Web address and/or FB address: www.thedarlingsisters.com   Where are you based?  Gold Creek, Nicholls, ACT How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? We are not designers but heritage professionals with a…
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Wednesday 30 April 2014
Culture Featured World

coachella bindis: cultural appropriation or globalisation?

Cin Peeler
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  Coachella fashions in the past years have stirred raucous debate, with the terms ‘cultural appropriation’ and ‘racist’ thrown about over Twitter.  The feathered headdresses of the Native American people and the bindis and henna of the South Asian cultures have been embellishing the bodies of people who do not understand the significance of these…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Culture Featured

meet the winners: janey runci, “packing my mother’s case” and q & a

Ruby Mahoney
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  Janey Runci’s story “Packing my Mother’s Case” came second in Lip‘s 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Here is an interview with Janey, plus her award-winning story. Enjoy!   Q & A Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? I’m a writer and a teacher and have been working on both for a few…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Featured Feminism

remembering jill: a personal reflection on the death of jill meagher and the broader issue of violence against women

Alice Ridge
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A little over a week ago I read an article about violence against women and the danger of falling prey to the ‘monster myth’ – the myth that the strange man lurking in a dark alley represents the greatest danger to women, when in fact most acts of violence against women are committed by a man who…
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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Featured Life Opinion

have a little tinder-ness: the pros and cons of a mobile dating app

Sarah Iuliano
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Just as Dr Frankenstein aimed to create the perfect man, my friends led me to dating app Tinder to have fun and/or find a decent one.  And thus, we were all confronted with monsters. There is much to say about Tinder: it’s quick, it’s anonymous, it can be fun, but it also has a bit…
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