January - February 2006

01 January 2006


 

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Around the world and back again

    • Matthew Lamb
    • 21 April 2006

    Matthew Lamb on John Ralston Saul’s The Collapse of Globalism: And the Reinvention of the World.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Beyond the Troubles

    • Hugh Dillon
    • 21 April 2006

    Hardliners remain at daggers drawn, but their relevance is fading as Ireland embraces globalisation.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Sniffing at tragedy

    • Graham Ring
    • 21 April 2006

    Aboriginal communities across central Australia, struggling with the scourge of petrol sniffing, have been told it’s their problem—fix it.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Film reviewers
    • 21 April 2006

    Reviews of the films Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; The Brothers Grimm; Good Night, and Good Luck; and The Constant Gardener.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    At Parramatta

    • Kerry Leves
    • 21 April 2006

    Poem by Kerry Leves

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Another African tragedy

    • Dorothy Horsfield
    • 21 April 2006

    For this peace prize winner, northern Uganda is the worst place on earth to be a child today.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Pepysian paradox

    • Luke Fraser
    • 21 April 2006

    Samuel Pepys’s diaries chronicling London life in the 17th century—now on the internet—remain as fresh and engaging as ever

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Vying for vaccine

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 21 April 2006

    What with tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and bombings, we’ve been beaten around the head with more than a few hard lessons on the limits to human power in the past year. And it looks like we are about to get another one—bird flu.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    No wannabes or posers

    • D.L. Lewis
    • 21 April 2006

    D. L. Lewis welcomes Robert Holden’s Crackpots, Rebels and Ratbags.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Magnificent mare

    • Peter Pierce
    • 21 April 2006

    Dream run for Makybe Diva

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  • MARGARET DOOLEY AWARD

    Who is my neighbour?

    • Meaghan Paul
    • 21 April 2006

    Meaghan Paul’s personal epiphany.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The child as verb

    • Brian Doyle
    • 21 April 2006

    Brian Doyle on miraculousness.

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  • MARGARET DOOLEY AWARD

    Remembering Etty

    • Kirsty Sangster
    • 21 April 2006

    Kirsty Sangster recalls a Holocaust survivor.    

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Trouble in the kitchen

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 21 April 2006

    Inspired by TV cooking programs, men are buying cookbooks that were never meant to leave the top of a coffee table - and then they make shopping lists that include squid ink and quinoa.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Before it goes to the tip

    • Michael McGirr
    • 21 April 2006

    The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is both garage and op shop for the nation.  

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Burma’s hidden diaspora

    • Ron Browning
    • 21 April 2006

    Hope emerges for the Karen people forced to flee Burma for refugee camps just over the border in Thailand.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Spreading seeds of culture

    • Michele Gierck
    • 21 April 2006

    Determined to preserve old stories and encourage young voices, tribal elders in Western Australia took a bold publishing step.

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  • EDUCATION

    Political lessons

    • Ian Slater
    • 21 April 2006

    Learning from foreign students

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Who's watching?

    • Robert Hefner
    • 21 April 2006

    Comment by Robert Hefner.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Palatable pleasures

    • Christine Salins
    • 21 April 2006

    An international food summit in Adelaide has resolved to fight the spread of ‘techno-food’

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Searching for Borrisnoe

    • Peter Hamilton
    • 21 April 2006
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    It’s a long way to Tipperary from New York, via Victoria, and once there it’s not so easy to trace your grandmother’s footsteps

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Figments of my imagination

    • Jennifer Compton
    • 21 April 2006

    Jennifer Compton on the creative life.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Quick reviews

    • Brooke Davis, Elizabeth Allen, Joel Townsend, Robert Hefner
    • 21 April 2006

    Reviews of the books Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living; Invisible Yet Enduring Lilacs; The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change; and Does my head look big in this?

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  • MEDIA

    The silent summer

    • Alison Aprhys
    • 21 April 2006

    Alison Aprhys on the role of a free press in a democratic society.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Trust me

    • Jack Waterford
    • 21 April 2006

    John Howard has a new pitch to the public on nearly everything, but particularly on national security and industrial relations: Trust me.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    City of tarnished glories

    • Sarah Kanowski
    • 21 April 2006

    Sarah Kanowski savours Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories of a City.  

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  • EDUCATION

    The art of discovering values

    • Freya Mathews
    • 21 April 2006

    It is far better for children to learn tolerance than it is for them to have it imposed upon them.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Tchaikovsky in Hanoi

    • Brian Matthews
    • 21 April 2006

    Nha Hat Lon, as the Opera House is known locally, was, with its Napoleonic panache and grandeur, just the place for large gestures and significant announcements.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A year spent observing

    • Brian McCoy
    • 21 April 2006

    Brian McCoy on Mary Ellen Jordan’s Balanda: My Year in Arnhem Land.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Tensions mount in Sri Lanka

    • Jon Greenaway
    • 21 April 2006

     A few months’ peace in the wake of the tsunami was shattered by an assassin’s bullet.  

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  • RELIGION

    Servant of silence

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 21 April 2006

    Theology dances awkwardly with silence. The natural business of theology is to put together words about God. But the better the words, the more clearly inadequate they are to their subject and the sooner they run out into silence. 

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  • INFORMATION

    Letters to Eureka Street

    • David Dyer, Margaret Smith, Bill Ranken, Bill Versteegh, Joan Pearson and Philip Mendes
    • 21 April 2006

    Letters to Eureka Street

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