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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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Wednesday 12 March 2014
Books

lip lit: tiddas

Lou Heinrich
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Anita Heiss, prolific author and Aboriginal activist, was in 2009 accused by columnist Andrew Bolt of being one of a group of ‘political aborigine[s]‘: white people who claim to be black. Bolt decided that Heiss only identified as a ‘member of the Wiradjuri nation’ to nab top jobs reserved for Indigenous people (disregarding her high…
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Thursday 13 February 2014
Film

film review: labor day

Caitlin Gordon-King
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The title of Jason Reitman’s latest film, ‘Labor Day’ is apt; watching it is akin to enduring 24 hours of punishment. The film is a romantic drama which follows 13-year-old Henry (Gattlin Griffith) and his reclusive and depressed divorcee mother, Adele (Kate Winslett).  Henry suffers on his mother’s behalf and longs to fill the void…
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Friday 29 November 2013
Culture Film

business and pleasure: judy garland and vincente minnelli

Kiah Meadows
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In this six-part series, Kiah Meadows takes a look at the relationship between famous directors and their muses throughout Hollywood’s history. We all remember Judy Garland for her role as Dorothy Gale, little girl lost turned witch-killing teen in MGM’s 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. But how many of us are aware of 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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Wednesday 3 July 2013
Culture Life

sponsored post : are men intimidated by successful women?

lip magazine
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This post was sponsored by eHarmony.com.au. If you have a question about sponsored posts, please contact Zoya at editor@lipmag.com. **This article is written with an assumption of heteronormativity, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t keen on hearing about other sexualities also!** ‘He’s just intimidated by you.’ It’s probably one of the most overused phrases in…
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Friday 31 May 2013
Culture Life Opinion

marriage proposals: business negotiation or disney movie denouement?

Ruby Grant
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So, before I start I’ve got to admit I’m feeling a little bit like a radical feminist troll at the moment because every time I go on mamamia.com.au, “feminist” women’s news blog site, I find something I vehemently disagree with. A few weeks ago I blogged in response to their cute little playlist for women…
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Thursday 14 February 2013
Culture Featured

anti-valentine’s day: why I think v-day is full of bitterness and unrealistic expectations

lip magazine
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On Valentine’s Day, February 14, people either find themselves in the glittering category of ‘With Valentine’ or its embittered counterpart, ‘Without Valentine’. Those in the latter group may feel exceptionally left out. Sad, lonely, and generically flat because they’re watching a 24-hour celebration they aren’t invited to due to their lack of a plus-one. Naturally…
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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Film

film review: to rome with love

Rosie Hunt
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To Rome With Love is a collection of stories set in the beautiful Italian capital, with a brilliant cast and a good dose of Woody Allen humour and storytelling to its name. These stories have no noticeable connections other than their setting, but the city of Rome is captured in such a way that ensures…
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