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Oh Lorde

4 July 2014 #462

Cover Story: Oh Lorde

The ascent of songstress Lorde marks her as the latest in a line of rapid-rise pop stars. But what sets this 17-year-old apart is her down-to-earth approach. And, recharged after a grueling schedule, she has even more to share with Australian audiences. Clem Bastow reflects on the start of a royal career. 

Also in this issue:

Gracie Otto talks about when fame and film-making collide in her new documentary The Last Impresario; Trevor Brown discusses how a pool-comp can help the disadvantaged, and why the program may be under threat; Melissa Cranenburgh visits Savannah, Georgia on the 20th anniversary of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; and, in ‘Roving Eye’, photographer Lucy Di Paolo revisits the opal-mining town of Lightning Ridge – where her Spanish mother found a home. 

The star of this edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Doug from Canberra. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Eddie in Brisbane, Marcus in Sydney, Ashley in Perth, Anthony in Adelaide, Sharon in Melbourne and Kathy in Busselton, Western Australia. We also have a great photo of vendor Malcolm, also from Western Australia, who is decked out and ready for winter.

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