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Thursday 17 April 2014
Featured Opinion Sexuality

down south: my day at sexpo

Alison Butterworth
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  Editor’s Note: Guest writer, Alison Butterworth, braved Tasmania’s first ever Sexpo to share her experiences with us at Lip. Sexpo – in Hobart? You mean this Hobart? The Tasmanian Hobart? Wow. Sure, I’ll come with you – and I meant that ironically. (Insert widely-smiling winky-face here please, editor.) If it weren’t for my friend…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Arts Comedy Theatre

comedy review: rose callaghan and mates

Marissa Paine
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On any given Saturday night, The Duke of Wellington in Melbourne’s CBD is bursting at the seams with beer-and-parma loving patrons. For the next month, the pub grub hoards will be joined by some of the country’s best and brightest for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  A little after six, a small, eclectic crowd had…
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Monday 31 March 2014
Music

live music review: i know leopard, the workers club, 27 march 2014

Rhiannon Tuffield
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Photo by: Rhiannon Tuffeild Tiny candles and the odd light bulb line the wood-panelled, cork walls of the dimly-lit gig room at The Workers Club. It’s five minutes past eight and the first supporting act of I Know Leopard are echoing calm, acoustic melodies to a small, scattered crowd. Little Dreamer, a four-piece band with…
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Friday 28 March 2014
Art Arts opinion

art as therapy: alain de botton’s secular sermon

Sophie Lamond
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After porn, cats, Kevin Bacon and real bacon, facts may be one of the most traded currencies of the Internet. Is this constant consumption of knowledge an attempt to fill some kind of void, and if it is, is it enough? In this increasingly secular world are we all just hankering for some kind of…
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Monday 24 March 2014
Arts dance Theatre

performance review: lake

Sophie Lamond
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Showing as part of the Gasworks’ Moving Parts season, Lake is Lisa Wilson’s first full-length work as a choreographer. She has succeeded in master storytelling without words. Lake is a picture of the Australian landscape; drawing out both its beauty and its inherent and sometimes frightening power. Interested in ‘using water as a metaphor for…
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Thursday 20 March 2014
Art Arts Culture Theatre

performance review: a simple space

Ruby Turner
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Harking from Adelaide, Gravity and Other Myths is a multi-award winning ensemble of acrobats who are currently partnering with Darebin Art’s Speakeasy to present their performance piece, A Simple Space, at Northcote Town Hall, Melbourne. Gravity and Other Myths are neither big top clowns nor death defying stuntmen, but a wonderfully unified and organic group…
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Wednesday 19 March 2014
Culture Film TV

screenshot: murder she wrote

Emma Nobel
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What do a wealthy Melbourne aristocrat, the adult child of a career criminal and a sheriff detective dealing in the supernatural have in common? They’re some of the newest protagonists leading the charge in television’s latest wave of hit crime dramas – a posse of plucky women signalling a renaissance in a genre that’s slowly…
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Tuesday 18 March 2014
Music

album review: going to hell, the pretty reckless

Tessa Ryan
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If you know Taylor Momsen from Gossip Girl but aren’t familiar with The Pretty Reckless, you might be surprised to know that it’s her voice you’re hearing when you press play. She is often compared to Courtney Love, perhaps because she’s a blonde with feisty vocals and killer stage presence. The Pretty Reckless made a…
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Thursday 13 March 2014
Arts

exhibition review: life captured

Rhiannon Tuffield-Skone
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  As human beings, we are able to feel and make sense of the world around us. We know what it is to experience joy and freedom and pain, and, most importantly, sympathy or empathy when we witness suffering. Yet when it comes to animal suffering, many of us are indifferent or can’t properly connect…
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Monday 10 March 2014
Arts Culture Opinion

adelaide writers week: a review

Lou Heinrich
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On the opening weekend of Adelaide Writers Week, Radelaide is a city of convergence. As well as the Adelaide and Fringe Festivals going live the week before, the Clipsal 500 began two days prior to the first novelist opening her mouth in front of a microphone. It is as if North Terrace is a dividing…
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Sunday 9 March 2014
Culture Opinion

alison bechdel: a review

Ally Van Schilt
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Alison Bechdel is perhaps best known for inadvertently creating a gender bias test for films which has spread rapidly since the Internet has given it leverage. This test, which has been taken up as a classification system in Sweden for ensuring gender equality in films, posits that a film is only successful when it passes…
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Thursday 6 March 2014
Music

album review: st. vincent, st. vincent

Tessa Ryan
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You might know her by the name Annie Clark. Maybe you recognise her as that wild-haired sister who knows her way up and down a fretboard. Perhaps you don’t yet know her at all. If not, it would be worth getting acquainted. St. Vincent has just unleashed the aural force that is her fourth studio…
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Music

album review: voices, phantogram

Eloise Baker
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  Released late February, Phantogram’s Voices evokes a warning or premonition, with its soaring synths, determined vocals, sharp hip-hop beats and the frequent themes of death, stars, love and dreams. Similar to the Nine Inch Nails album The Fragile, it makes you feel as though you are moving even when you’re not. A complex and…
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Tuesday 18 February 2014
Books

lip lit: for today I am a boy

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Kim Fu’s debut novel, For Today I am a Boy, is an elegant and often heart-wrenching story of an individual’s struggle for identity and belonging. The protagonist is Peter, a long-awaited son, born into a first-generation Chinese family in Ontario. He is given the middle-name Juan Chaun – ‘Powerful King’ – a moniker that reveals…
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