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    Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats Launch Last Year’s Tune

    By Lynette AuCoin Hard to tell who had more fun at the album launch Saturday night-the opening bands Willow Darling and Sugarcanes, the customers, the staff or the lovely, lanky lads and ladettes and guests of honour, Skyscraper Stan and The...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • Strictly Ballroom The Musical

    By Lucinda Cowden I went to see Strictly Ballroom The Musical last night with a girlfriend last night who had a spare ticket. We were excited, up for a bit of spangle and sparkle and were in...

    • Posted March 28, 2015
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  • The Internet is forever

    By Maddy Thomas This morning it happened, I became bring-your-feelings-to-Facebook girl. On my way to work I began thinking about a project I had completed and was still awaiting payment on three weeks later, and I was...

    • Posted March 27, 2015
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  • Mamasita…mmm

    Mme Lush – Food & Drink Diary Today we are lucky enough to be in one of Mme Lush’s absolute favourite restaurants, Mamasita, which sits at the Paris end of Collins Street, in Melbourne’s CBD. This is my...

    • Posted March 25, 2015
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  • LISTEN Collective joins critics of Vivid lineup

    A new group of feminists called the LISTEN Collective, consisting of some of Australia’s most active and vocal female musicians, has joined the chorus of voices criticizing the Vivid  festival lineup. The festival has drawn criticism over...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Stay motivated, stay fit!

    If you’re having trouble keeping up with your exercise routine, this story from the New York Times Well blogs might be useful to you.  Gretchen Reynolds writes that Dutch scientists think the key to staying motivated and...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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  • Love your shadow, love yourself

    By Sharyn Bailey My week this week began with the news of a 37 year old acquaintance who tried to commit suicide the night before.  Like many, my first reaction was one of anger – especially since...

    • Posted March 23, 2015
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  • Malcolm Fraser Couldn’t Care More – an interview and a poem

    Dear Readers, I wrote this story after interviewing Malcolm Fraser about his work for CARE Australia for The Big Issue.  It was published in Issue 189 on October 27, 2003.  I was very surprised that he wanted...

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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  • “A ribbon around a bomb” – Frida Kahlo

    We love visiting at vintage.es, a very beautifully curated website filled with vintage collections of photographs.  We found this stunning Frida Kahlo collection there. Frida is celebrated by feminists around the globe for her realistic depictions of everyday...

    • Posted March 22, 2015
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  • Farewell former Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser

    A long time ago, when I was a new girl in Australia, maybe 13 or 14 years ago, I met Malcolm Fraser in his office to interview him for a magazine called The Big Issue.  I told my...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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