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Monday 25 January 2016
Arts Books

lip lit: bold

Cin Peeler
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If you’re looking for BOLD in a bookstore, you’ll definitely know when you’ve found it. Its striking cover is mostly red, splashed with the title across the lower half. On the back, it has some impressive cover quotes from Benjamin Law and former Greens leader Bob Brown. Flipping through the pages, you see the many photos collected by the…
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Wednesday 25 November 2015
Life Sexuality

tinder: old-timey courting ideals needn’t be a part of the app

Arabella Close
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Dating app, Tinder, has recently made adjustments to its profiles and algorithms, to create more ‘meaningful connections’ and lead to a ‘significant increase’ in matches. The profiles will now feature information around the user’s education and employment, while the new algorithm is meant to look at more data points as the user swipes left or…
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Thursday 7 May 2015
Featured Feminism

love is a (feminist) battlefield

Helen Machalias
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  Nowhere does the personal become more political (and public) than when a feminist becomes engaged and begins wedding planning. So much of the institution of marriage represents what feminism seeks to challenge.  Emily Maguire writes in Princesses & Pornstars that, despite being happily married, if she had her time again she wouldn’t become a…
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Thursday 10 July 2014
Column Life

love life: “We accept the love we think we deserve”

Camilla Patini
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Love Life is Lip’s new fortnightly column for all things love, relationships, and getting along, brought to you by Camilla Patini.  I’ve heard that love is a disease, an extreme of feeling very much like madness. It blows in from some distant, tropical climate (I’m sure) and is infected by a germ of so deadly…
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Thursday 26 June 2014
Column Life

love life: Finding Mr or Mrs Right

Camilla Patini
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Join Camilla Patini for Lip’s fortnightly column on love, life and relationships!  It’s funny. Just the other day I was sitting at a bus stop, freezing my teats off in this wintry Canberra weather, when I overheard the giggly, excited chatter of a young woman in her mid-twenties behind me. She was, apparently, ‘head over…
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Thursday 12 June 2014
Culture Life

love life: how to deal with breakups

Camilla Patini
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Welcome to Camilla Patini’s new fortnightly column on all things love, life and relationships! So it’s over. He’s taken back the jumper he gave you, returned the books you lent him. From now on he is only to be referred to among your friends as He Who Should Not Be Named. He is just somebody…
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Friday 14 February 2014
Featured

another year, another valentine’s day: some things to consider on the day of love

Camilla Patini
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Where on earth did this garish tradition begin? Valentine’s Day: a superficial and commercial enterprise that should be written off as a ridiculous affair, or so they cry down the Old Cynic Road. Some of us simply don’t care for the day at all; it’s overrated and anti-climactic at best. I am a cynic of…
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Friday 31 January 2014
Featured

princesses and heroes: a world captivated by a fairy tale dynamic

Katerina Bryant
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When it comes to love, Walt Disney’s films carved a legacy that has become universal; one that often preaches the merits of “true love’s kiss”. But is Walt’s message of kindness and love doing more harm than good? Does it impose gender stereotypes on children, leaving the most vulnerable to soak up this gendered ideology?…
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Thursday 19 December 2013
Books

books you should have read by now: the painted veil

Lou Heinrich
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For so many of us, our first interaction with a classic novel is through the movie adaptation: Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, and for me, The Painted Veil by W Somerset Maugham. This 2006 film starred Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, looked incredible, and featured a stunning soundtrack. Ultimately, the story was about the…
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Wednesday 20 November 2013
Arts Film Opinion

film review: enough said

Nicole Fouzas
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So you’ve managed to make your way to the cinema and you stand in line with your friend trying to make a last minute decision on what you should watch. On offer is the latest addition to the Marvel Universe starring.. Have I lost you? Good. If you had the opportunity to take advantage of…
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Monday 11 November 2013
Culture Featured Life

sponsored post : how do you know when you’re ‘in a relationship’?

Zoya J. Patel
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(Image: Hojusaram) This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. It’s coming up to the two-year mark for my relationship with my boyfriend. Two years feels both very long, and very short. On one hand, I feel like we’ve been together forever and can’t…
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Tuesday 5 November 2013
Memoir

memoir: the threshold

Kirsti Whalen
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    In the last months of my mother’s life, I fell into the first blushes of what I thought, at the time, was love. Chris was nine years older than me, could fix cars and had a crooked nose that reminded me of breakages. The most romantic moment of my life, to date, is…
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Monday 28 October 2013
Books

lip verse: australian love poems 2013

Bronwyn Lovell
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In Defence of Love, Poetry and Wishful Thinking I think all the 200 poems in Australian Love Poems 2013 are exquisite and, like exotic and familiar lovers, each seduces the reader in its own way. But, since I am one of the poets in the book, I am not going to review this anthology. I…
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Thursday 24 October 2013
Memoir

memoir: breaking up in bangkok

Bianca Martin
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I am waiting anxiously at Suvarnabhumi Airport, pacing back and forth. As with most places in South East Asia, it is swarming with people. I’m not able to find an empty seat and my eyesight is blurry – a mixture of the early morning flight and the hustle of the airport. I just flew in…
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