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Monday 14 April 2014
Culture Featured

in case you missed it: lip-readings and awards night

Lip Magazine
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On Friday night Lip held a very special event in Melbourne. Under the lamps of yesteryear and the gaze of multiple Mona Lisa paintings in Bourke Street’s Society Restaurant, a group of Lip writers, readers and supporters came together to celebrate feminism, independent publishing and women’s stories. To kick off the evening, our incoming Editor-in-chief introduced herself. Jo Mandarano…
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Friday 28 March 2014
News

in brief: US college to offer miley cyrus course

Sarah Iuliano
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A liberal arts college in Saratoga, New York will offer a course analysing Miley Cyrus this year. Skidmore College will offer ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender and Media’ as part of its Summer courses, alongside a range of other creative arts and humanities subjects. The classes, headed by Associate Professor Carolyn Chernoff,…
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Monday 10 March 2014
Arts Culture Opinion

adelaide writers week: a review

Lou Heinrich
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On the opening weekend of Adelaide Writers Week, Radelaide is a city of convergence. As well as the Adelaide and Fringe Festivals going live the week before, the Clipsal 500 began two days prior to the first novelist opening her mouth in front of a microphone. It is as if North Terrace is a dividing…
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Wednesday 26 February 2014
News

in brief: new covergirl campaign might be cute, but it’s nothing new

Matilda Mornane
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CoverGirl’s latest ad campaign, #GirlsCan, is basically everything you would want, as a cosmetics brand, in order to capture the attention of your target audience. They’ve got empowering music, the colour pink, and strong statements from a few of the most famous female faces in the world, including Ellen DeGeneres, Queen Latifah, Katy Perry, P!NK…
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Saturday 8 February 2014
Culture Opinion

‘let my girls be hermiones’: thoughts on jk rowling’s regrets

Kaylia Payne
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I don’t know if J K Rowling is really insecure about her work even after all of the success, or just bored and missing good old HP in the spotlight, but for some reason she has decided to backtrack on one of the storylines from the Harry Potter series: namely, who the heroine, Hermione, ended…
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Culture Featured Opinion

advance australia fair? equal recognition for women’s achievements and contributions

Ally Van Schilt
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It was Australia Day on Sunday, and this day is many of my friends’ favourite public holidays. I’m not exactly sure as to the reasons why. I assume that it’s due to having an excuse to drink exorbitant amounts of alcohol, watch different sports and feel good about living in this supposedly ‘lucky land’. Well,…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Art Arts Culture Music Opinion

festival review: mona foma

Audrey K. Hulm
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Mona Foma (or MOFO) is the summer art and music festival hosted by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (better known as Mona). Held each year in January, the festival has a national reputation and is considered to be a stalwart of Tasmania’s cultural fabric. Reviewing a whole festival is a difficult task- every aspect…
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Friday 20 December 2013
Art Arts Culture news

arts news: the weekly wrap up

lip magazine
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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is under pressure to return a painting claimed to have been looted by the Nazis. Swiss Lawyer Olaf Ossman claims the painting “Head of a Man” is a Van Gogh sold under duress by wealthy Jewish industrialist Richard Semmel in 1933 when he fled the Nazis. Although tests have…
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
Culture Fashion News

in brief: Indigenous model search inspiring diversity

Matilda Mornane
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Last week was the launch of the first search for indigenous models, which will coincide with the inaugural Australian Indigenous Fashion Week (AIFW) in April 2014. The search is aimed at shifting perceptions and encouraging diversity in the fashion industry. Speaking at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, model Samantha Harris said that…
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Tuesday 17 December 2013
Culture News

cultural appropriation and lana del rey’s tropico

Matilda Mornane
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Ah, another day, another celebrity using unfortunate cultural appropriation for their “work.” Last week, Lana Del Rey became the latest musician to feature some inappropriate references in her newest music video, which doubles as a kind of short film and goes for almost half an hour, Tropico. Now, don’t get me wrong. Spreading awareness of…
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Tuesday 10 December 2013
Culture Featured Feminism Life Opinion World

mipsterz: what’s wrong with muslims being hipsters?

Zoya J. Patel
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So, the internet exploded recently with debate about a certain video – the ‘Mipsterz’ video. ‘Mipsterz’, or ‘Muslim Hipsters’ are a group/collective of American Muslims who also identify as hipsters. The video features a group of Muslim women wearing their hijabs in unconventional ways and styled in the cutting edge of fashion, dancing, skateboarding, fencing…
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Saturday 16 November 2013
Culture News Opinion

forever21 sparks racist claims with ‘street-chic’ necklace

Matilda Mornane
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It has not been a good year for US retail giant Forever21. The trendy chain store found itself in hot water earlier in the year for a leaked company memo that indicated the ‘slashing’ of work hours and health care benefits for all retail employees. More recently, Forever21 came under fire on Twitter for releasing…
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
Culture Feminism

the good indian daughter

Monica Hunasikatti
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I grew up knowing that there were certain things I could never do: date boys before marriage, get less than perfect grades, get inked – the list goes on. Being a good, traditional, Indian daughter was an important concept for my parents. They had a path already laid out for my older sister and me….
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Monday 14 October 2013
Culture Featured Life Opinion

is society obsessed with size?

Christina Bulbrook
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Image via Ron Henry Photography Bigger is better. The age-old phrase rings startlingly true at certain points in our lives (think: tracksuit pants, that glass of wine after a hard day, Anne Hathaway’s smile).  However, certain people will still frequently disagree, claiming compactness is the new black. Being of the generation who reached puberty just…
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