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Friday 11 April 2014
Featured Life

creating yourself: an interview with jill jolliffe

Lou Heinrich
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    ‘In 1982 I reported on fighting between Polisario Front guerrillas and Moroccan troops in the Western Sahara, and in 1988 had an adrenaline-drenched experience when caught in a South African artillery attack, during Angola’s battle of Cuito Cuanavale.’ This is Jill Jolliffe, writing in Finding Santana, her book about travelling to meet an…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
Arts Comedy

ladies of comedy: adrienne truscott

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The 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival kicks off this week and here at Lip we are excited to introduce our Ladies of Comedy series of Q&As, featuring some of the talented female comedians who will be performing at the festival. Hailing from the USA, Adrienne Truscott brings her show ‘Asking for it: A one-lady rape…
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
Featured

meet the judges: jessica friedmann

Ruby Mahoney
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Over the next week or so, Lip will be running a special set of interviews with the judges of the 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. These lovely ladies are Jessica Friedmann, Melanie Tait and Estelle Tang. First up, let’s meet Jessica Friedmann. Jessica Friedmann is a Melbourne-based writer and editor, who has formerly worked at Farrago,…
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Thursday 24 October 2013
Books

lip lit interview: anna fern

Jessica Alice
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What does poetry sound like? Melbourne performance poet Anna Fern is one the brightest and most exciting contemporary artists on the spoken word scene. Fern employs a full range of sonic elements in her work, from everyday objects, instruments and her voice, to create an unexpected, playful and an emotionally resonant, immersive poetic experience. I…
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Tuesday 24 September 2013
Arts Featured Film TV

feminist disney: a chat with mari rogers

Lou Heinrich
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Pocahontas costumes appropriate racial stereotypes. Humour is a tool of oppression. Often, the only fat people on screen are villains. And Lizzie Maguire is still really fun to watch. Mari Rogers has been running her Feminist Disney blog since 2011, and covers these topics and much more. Through the lens of intersectional feminism, she examines…
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Tuesday 3 September 2013
Arts Music

interview: alison wonderland

Marissa Paine
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Fresh off releasing her debut single to rave reviews, life seems pretty sweet for classical musician turned DJ/producer, Alison Wonderland. She’s a regular face at festivals, sharing lineups with some of the music industry’s key players, and is steadily gaining a name for herself with her party-ready sets and ear for the hottest sounds. Lip…
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Friday 12 July 2013
Arts Featured Music

interview: jessica paige

Marissa Paine
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  Jessica Paige’s recently released album, Don’t Trust Me, has the opposite effect of its title. Listen to it once, and you trust Jessica completely, as her observations about life and love ring so true. Jessica found her musical legs by busking on the streets of Melbourne, and this has clearly kept her grounded, with…
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Tuesday 2 July 2013
Arts Featured Get Involved

a beautiful body project: a chat with photographer jade beall

Lexie Bean
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How do we grow into our beautiful bodies when we don’t see real portrayals of them around us? A Beautiful Body Project uses photography and book-making to celebrate women who have bodies and stories and all things that maintain their beauty as they change. This week we spoke to Jade Beall, founder of the A…
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Monday 1 July 2013
Culture Film Music

playing characters: interview with helena vestergaard

Lauren Mitchell
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  Helena Vestergaard: sometimes actress, sometimes musician and always really, really ridiculously good-looking. The Melbourne-born artist has managed to squeeze a hell of a life into 19 years, from working with filmmaker Kai Neville in Dear Suburbia to acting in obscure Korean commercials. What initially drew you to acting? Ever since I was a child…
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Culture Opinion Politics World

INSIDE FEMEN: interview with Josephine, Femen activist

Louise Flavel
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Three activists from the feminist action group Femen were arrested in Tunisia on June 13. Among the charges was ‘offending public morality’, for which, according to the Femen Germany Facebook page, the women have been sentenced to four months jail time. This contrasts sharply to the suspended sentence handed down to the men responsible for…
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Wednesday 24 April 2013
Music

interview: lydia

Christine Campbell
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Way back in February, I connected with the Arizona-based band Lydia to set up an interview before their April 5th New York show. I spent four and a half years of my life living in Tucson, AZ while I attended university and heard a lot about this band and saw them at least once, so…
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Friday 12 April 2013
Art Arts Featured Theatre

q&a: comedian pippa evans

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  Pippa Evans is a comedian who isn’t afraid to tackle controversial topics. Fascinated by her performance, Bipolar, at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, I sat down with Evans to discuss comedy, feminism and her outspoken character Loretta Maine. While your character, Loretta Maine, is quite bawdy and shocking, a lot of what she says is thought-provoking. Do…
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Wednesday 6 March 2013
Culture Featured

“…and you say rape culture doesn’t exist”

Elizabeth Flux
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Like most young women, Gemma Beale has had her fair share of harassment and unwanted attention, and at midnight one night she decided she’d had enough. Rape culture is an undeniable aspect of our society, and now through the use of social media and tumblr, Gemma is shining a light on the all too common…
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Tuesday 26 February 2013
Featured Music

profile: zara huts

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Zara Huts’ voice wavers with nerves on the opening notes of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”. She steels herself and carries on, her roots influence infusing the song with a captivating, husky quality. The setting is a backyard party for a family friend, and silence quickly falls over the middle-aged women in attendance, as Huts finds…
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