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Thursday 28 May 2015
Culture Featured Food

‘Nushe Jun’: cultural connections through food

Sanam Goodman
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Food has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a child growing up in a Middle Eastern home, not a day went by where delicious, comforting, and nourishing food was not enjoyed and celebrated. I have fond memories of waking up to the smell of warm cooked…
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Tuesday 10 July 2012
Culture Featured

how being indian made me a feminist

Zoya J. Patel
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(First published on Zoya’s blog, The Coconut Chronicles) If there’s one thing our generation is not known for, it’s our ardent enthusiasm for feminism. In fact, claiming that you’re a feminist is more like a kiss of social death than the badge of honour it once was. The general opinion seems to be that feminism…
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Tuesday 31 January 2012

soaps and low standards

Emma Koehn
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Do we have low standards? The past few weeks have had us questioning the popularity (or lack thereof) of Australian film, literature and culture generally. There’s talk of us still subscribing to ‘Cultural Cringe’, and failing to value Australian cultural products.  This analysis has been largely related to film and literature, but does it apply…
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Wednesday 14 July 2010
Art Arts

Destiny Deacon

Rebecca Howden
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In the self-portrait currently hanging in Melbourne Uni’s Ian Potter Museum of Art, Destiny Deacon sits placidly with her hands folded on her lap, dressed in a flowing green skirt and folky jewellery, her hair pulled back in a neat bun. Beside her sits Carol, one of the many black baby dolls Destiny has ‘rescued’…
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Sunday 10 June 2007

Because I am a girl…report.

lip magazine

I spent the last few weeks volunteering at Plan Australia in the brand and communications department. For those of you who don’t know, Plan is a non profit, non political and non religious organisation that assists children in over 60 countries by bringing sustainable improvements to their communities. These countries are mostly in Africa, Asia…
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Thursday 26 October 2006

the things we say

Rachel Funari
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It amuses me the things that people get upset about. I’m obviously queen of getting upset about the stupid things people say that are reported in the newspaper, but it amuses me when I find myself on the “wrong” side. For example, here I thought Pru Goward had for the first time in a couple…
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