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Thursday 27 February 2014
Health News

rising use of methamphetamine among young women tied to desire to lose weight

Eileen McInnes
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The increased use of the methamphetamine, ice, has links to weight loss and body image problems, according to Triple J’s Hack program. ‘A bunch of callers and texters told us that ice isn’t just being used to get high, it is also being used to lose weight,’ said Sarah McVeigh. It isn’t a lie that…
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Monday 13 January 2014
Books

lip lit: cairo

Lou Heinrich
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Tom is a seventeen-year-old from a country town who moves into Cairo, a Melbourne apartment block full of eccentric characters. Carrying a heavy suspicion that he is adopted, Tom is desperate to find belonging and is thrilled to be invited to the house of his neighbours, Max and Sally Cheever. The couple are beautiful and…
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Friday 29 November 2013
Culture Film

business and pleasure: judy garland and vincente minnelli

Kiah Meadows
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In this six-part series, Kiah Meadows takes a look at the relationship between famous directors and their muses throughout Hollywood’s history. We all remember Judy Garland for her role as Dorothy Gale, little girl lost turned witch-killing teen in MGM’s 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. But how many of us are aware of the…
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Thursday 14 November 2013
Books

lip lit: snake bite

Veronica Sullivan
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Christie Thompson’s debut novel  relates contemporary Australian adolescence with brutal honesty. As her characters come of age in the grimy outer suburbs of Canberra in 2009, they manifest all the ennui and self-sabotage of the teen years. 17-year-old Jez is bored and disaffected. Her days in a suburb on the fringes of the national capital…
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Monday 26 August 2013
Art Arts Theatre

theatre review: babyteeth

Rose Pullen
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  Directed by Chris Drummond, Babyteeth, explores the effects of cancer on the families it touches. The production, currently showing at the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide, also depicts an unusual love story, undoubtedly spurred on by the disease. Fourteen year old Milla (Danielle Catanzariti) meets twenty-five year old Moses (Matt Crook) at a train…
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Thursday 24 January 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: Skagboys

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Skagboys is the latest offering from Irvine Welsh, who burst onto the literary scene with the notorious Trainspotting (1993). Skagboys revisits the characters of Trainspotting, trailing them on a manic journey into the Edinburgh’s drug scene. Welsh describes it as a “why” book, investigating the characters, relationships and the broader society that the characters inhabit….
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Tuesday 28 August 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: get well soon!

Erin Stewart
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Nursing seems like a cruelly difficult job to me. You’re on your feet all day, working all hours for little pay, and constantly exposed to disease, death, and the grossest of bodily functions. In a refreshingly honest manner, Kristy Chambers has written a memoir about her career in nursing from the premise that the job…
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Sunday 26 August 2012
Featured

healthy bytes: antibiotics

Ruby Mahoney
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Chances are you’ll be prescribed antibiotics at some point in your life. For an ear infection as a child; for acne as a teen; for tonsillitis or bronchitis (or any other kind of –itis) during one of these dreary winters. You probably know people who swear they’ll never take antibiotics, and others who start popping…
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