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Monday 21 September 2015
Column Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part six

April Smallwood
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This is the final instalment of  Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. You can look back over the series here. Dear Ike, I love that the French expression for placing an object down so as to not surprise you is, ‘Op!’, and…
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Monday 31 August 2015
Column Feminism Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part four

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear Michelle, I’ve been cooking a lot of Filipino dishes lately – adobo and sinegang mostly; kare-kare oxtail stew is next, because it calls for peanut butter. Like a…
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Monday 24 August 2015
Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part three

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.   Dear Shelley, Lyon is a pretty lady. She’s got two great big rivers, the Rhône and Saône, which rhyme, and an old city boasting that classic cobblestone…
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Monday 17 August 2015
Column Life Travel

really honest postcards from lyon: part two

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon, April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France. Dear Laura, So moving overseas with the one you love is chancy. It’s kind of like having your first baby in that you need to…
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Monday 10 August 2015
Featured Life Travel World

really honest postcards from lyon: part one

April Smallwood
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Be sure to check Lip weekly for new instalments of Really Honest Postcards from Lyon – April Smallwood’s new six part series on life as a young Australian expatriate in France.     Dear Siobhan, No-one will hire me on this visa. I’m absolutely entitled to work but the French aren’t interested in an Australian…
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Thursday 7 November 2013
Fashion News

in brief: will a plus size fashion week end prejudice against larger women?

Danielle Scoins
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In an industry based on an ideal perception of femininity, a French fashion organisation is seeking to alter society’s perceptions of that image to include more ‘real’ ideas about women and women’s bodies. Paris-based fashion group, Histoire de Courbes, has launched the first ever fashion week for plus sized women. The organisation is known for…
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Wednesday 30 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 30.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Texas judge rules new abortion restrictions unconstitutional. Despite Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster blocking a super restrictive anti-abortion law in Texas, the law passed in July, banning abortions after 20 weeks and requiring doctors to perform abortions at special facilities. But the good news is that this week a judge ruled that the new regulations are…
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
News World

in brief: france legalises same-sex marriage

lip magazine
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Amid protests and threats, France politicians have voted to legalise same-sex marriage and adoptions by gay couples. The bill passed 331 to 225, making France the 14th country in the world to bring about marriage equality. Hours after the vote, fighting begun between protesters and police in Paris. Elsewhere, people celebrated. Politicians defied threats and…
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Thursday 11 April 2013
News World

in brief: french senate approves same-sex marriage bill

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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The French senate passed an article of the bill to legalise same-sex marriage on Tuesday night, redefining the union as between “two individuals of different sex or of the same sex”. The article is a key element of the bill that also legalises adoption by same-sex partners. After lengthy debate, the article was passed with…
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Friday 4 January 2013
Art Arts Featured

exhibition review: radiance – the neo-impressionists

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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 “It is this love of beautiful colour which makes us paint like this and not a liking for the point.” – Paul Signac “This love of beautiful colour” perfectly encapsulates the NGV International’s summer blockbuster, Radiance: The Neo-Impressionists. The exhibition showcases some fine examples of Neo-Impressionist works. Each artwork, composed of layers of unmixed points,…
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Tuesday 2 October 2012
Books Featured

books you should have read by now: madame bovary

Erin Stewart
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Published in 1856, Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary was kind of obscene for tastes of the time. The book depicts the eponymous Emma Bovary have several affairs. The fact that it was put on trial for obscenity ensured the publication’s success. It became – and has largely stayed – a popular novel. Emma Bovary is a…
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Monday 28 May 2012
Film

film review: the way

Rosie Hunt
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The Way begins by introducing us to Tom (Martin Sheen), a Californian ophthalmologist who has an uneasy relationship with his son, Daniel (Emilio Estevez). Only minutes in, Tom gets a call from France and learns that Daniel has been killed in an accident. He flies to St. Jean, where Daniel’s body is being kept, and discovers…
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Tuesday 8 May 2012
Film

film review: romantics anonymous

Rosie Hunt
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There are many things in life that scare us, and for some people that list extends to just about everything. Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré) and Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde), two such people who are terrified of daily life, and especially the prospect of falling in love. Angelique is a member of ‘Émotifs Anonymes’…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Film

giveaway: french film festival

Courtney Dawson
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The 23rd Alliance Française French Film Festival is soon approaching, and there are a variety of acclaimed films from internationally renowned talent that are not be missed, including Anouk Aimée, Woody Allen, Daniel Auteuil,  Juliette Binoche, Dany Boon,  Isabelle Carré, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie Delpy, Gérard Depardieu, Jane Fonda, Audrey Tautou and many more. For your chance…
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