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Saturday 24 May 2008
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MCA Zine Fair

Tessa Muskett
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Tomorrow there is going to be a zine fair at the Museum of Contemporary Art. I am having a stall selling lip so be sure to pop in if you’re in the area. It is a FREE event and goes from 11am to 6pm. There are set to be around 60 stalls. You can sell,…
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Wednesday 7 May 2008
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clearance sale

Michelle
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In preparation for the launch of issue 15 next month, we’re having a clearance sale of all back issues. Check out our bumper pack offer: Get one copy of each available back issue of lip – that’s 9 mags – for only $25.00 (price includes postage within Australia). Only a limited number of packs available,…
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Thursday 1 May 2008
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why magazines publish

Michelle
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I read Seth’s blog almost every day, and today he makes an interesting point about why businesses produce what they do and why they want us to buy their products. He uses film in his example, but I think this is also extremely relevant to magazines. The first reason is “me-centric” and explains that (commercial/mainstream)…
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Sunday 23 March 2008
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Cherry Hood

Tessa Muskett
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I have always been annoyed at the predominance of the objectification of the female form in art. Even today. Not because it is condescending to women but because it is not socially acceptable for the male form to be treated in the same way. People walk down the street with Kate Moss on their shirt…
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
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gap years and work experience

Michelle
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So, you’ve taken a year off before uni… to travel or to work and save money so you’re not trying to subsist on measly Austudy payments and handouts from mum and dad. Or you’re looking to gain some valuable work experience in your area of study – which isn’t a bad idea, as you’ll soon…
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Thursday 13 September 2007
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no wonder they treat us as sex objects…

Bree Roberts
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Considering our recent discussions about lad’s mags, I found this article in The Guardian particularly interesting. “…It is no wonder a lot of men now genuinely believe that women want to be treated as sex objects. Who could blame them when so many of us have internalised an exhibitionistic ideal of our own objectification?” -…
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Wednesday 12 September 2007
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Lad mags and consent

Michelle
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I commented recently about the issue of consent around the submission and publication of photos of women’s cleavage in Zoo’s competition. It appears lad mags like Zoo and FHM have little regard for this concept, but maybe this will change after courts yesterday found FHM guilty of publishing a photo of a topless 14-year-old without…
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Friday 7 September 2007
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what do you think of the glossies?

Michelle
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Natasha Hughes at SMH asks: Is it really worth buying the glossies… or are they a bit of a disappointment once you get them home? http://blogs.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beautybeat/archives/2007/09/bag_the_mag.html?s_rid=smh:top5 From the comments, it seems many readers agree: “I stopped reading fashion and beauty magazines when i was 20 years old and my self esteem rose significantly.” “I work…
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Saturday 1 September 2007
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if you have never seen a full copy of lipmag…

Michelle
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…now’s your chance. We know copies of lip can sometimes be hard to get hold of, so we’re giving you a sneak peak at one of our back issues: #12 – download the full mag in PDF format – FREE (scroll to the bottom of the page for the download link). If you like what…
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Tuesday 24 July 2007
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2 for 1 offer

Michelle
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So, we’ve been having a bit of a clean up at lip HQ, and found we still have a big stack of back issues available. Help us raise much needed funds towards issue 14 and grab yourself a bargain at the same time in our 2 for 1 offer. You’ll also be helping us make…
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Monday 23 July 2007
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A necessary evil

Michelle
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Despite how we feel about advertising in general (and I’m not just talking about the objectionable, sexist, exploitative ads that are so prevalent in the media), we have included some ads on this blog and on our website to help us raise much needed funds to keep bringing you lip magazine in print. A free…
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Thursday 12 July 2007
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Jane says… goodbye

Michelle
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In a wave of magazines ceasing publication of late, Jane magazine is the next to close its pages for the last time, with its final issue to be published in August. Jane was designed to appeal to women who are irreverent, and “delivered the second-wave feminist editorial mission of Sassy”, Jane’s little sister, which folded…
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Monday 9 July 2007
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Getting Published Workshop

Editor
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Getting PublishedWorkshop for Young Writers Writing articles for magazines is a great place to start for novice writers. The ACT Writers Centre and lip magazine are running a workshop for aspiring young writers (aged 15 to 23) who are interested in advice about how to get articles published in magazines. The workshop presenter is Rachel…
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Thursday 28 June 2007
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letters page.

lip magazine
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Does anyone have any ideas of how to get readers to write in to the letters page. Issue 14, I believe we have no letters and if this continues it will be closed. Last year I asked Michelle to do a survey of sorts on the lip website to find out if readers actually want…
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