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Monday 9 December 2013
Books Culture

lip lit: amazing babes

Veronica Sullivan

Amazing Babes is a beautiful picture book dedicated to celebrating the diversity and power of women’s achievements in recent history. The title, with its connotations of pouting, superficial girls, is inherently ironic: these amazing babes are the antithesis of the pin-up chick cliché. Inspirational contemporary female figures such as Tavi Gevinson, Malala Yousafzai and riot…
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Thursday 18 April 2013
Art Arts Featured Theatre

‘pea’: a playful production for kids big & small

Grace Carroll
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‘Kids and adults alike will be taken on a journey’ promises Cathy Petocz, the star of Pea. This inventive interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Princess and the Pea is premiering at the Street Theatre, Canberra this month. I had a chat to Petocz to find out all about the show, from…
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Saturday 22 December 2012
Arts Fashion Featured Opinion

We need more sparkles: Kids on clothes & being yourself

Isabelle Hellyer
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 As we draw closer and closer to Christmas, I admire my younger sibling’s excitement about the holiday and the jolly old man who makes it all possible. They approach Christmas with wonder whilst I simply view it as a great excuse to eat enormous amounts of food. Their endearing ability to find magic in the…
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Thursday 26 April 2012

The Child Conundrum – Why I Don’t Want Kids

Zoya J. Patel

I originally wrote this as a post for my blog, The Coconut Chronicles, but have expanded it here! Let me just put this out there – I’m not a fan of children. In fact, I would go so far as to say that children are like little aliens to me. I see them and I’m…
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