Author: Brian Matthews

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Far canal

    • Brian Matthews
    • 14 May 2006

    Pundits who were left gasping by the announcements of Colin (‘Cry me a river’) Barnett  would have been less surprised if they’d read the last issue of the Okotsk Institute Journal of Research into Inexplicable Public Behaviours.

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    Lost in Atlantis

    • Brian Matthews
    • 11 May 2006

    ‘Could you tell me how to get to Cudgegong, mate?’

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    Inferno bound

    • Brian Matthews
    • 11 May 2006

    The timelessness of great art is not just a matter of it still being around every time you happen to look.

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    Bush tales

    • Brian Matthews
    • 10 May 2006

    David is making mud bricks. A small, young wallaby watches him from less than five metres away.

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    Things that go bump in the night

    • Brian Matthews
    • 08 May 2006

    Between 1 January and 1 October this year I slept in at least 19 different beds.

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    Tally-ho!

    • Brian Matthews
    • 30 April 2006

    I see that the Brits are about to bite the quirt and outlaw fox hunting. Only in England would the pursuit of the common fox threaten to divide the nation.

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    Word up

    • Brian Matthews
    • 30 April 2006

    Brian Matthews has words with Julian Burnside’s Word Watching, and Don Watson’s Weasel  Words.

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    Plus ├ža change

    • Brian Matthews
    • 29 April 2006

    When February dawned last year, I had been living in a small Provençal village for about a month.

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    Portuguese invasion

    • Brian Matthews
    • 27 April 2006

    I suppose that, in evolution’s daring script, the millipede has a role, but intense scrutiny has failed to reveal it to me.

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    Basic necessities

    • Brian Matthews
    • 25 April 2006

    It is common knowledge that the Dunny School of  Philosophy owes little to the medieval philosopher Duns Scotus.

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    Boxed in

    • Brian Matthews
    • 25 April 2006

    In a life liberally studded with trips in cabs, I have found cabbies to be in general an amiable lot.

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    Tour buzz

    • Brian Matthews
    • 24 April 2006

    Sleazily located above an adult supermarket in St Kilda, Icon Tours was uncorrupted by its neighbour and fully bore out its claim to provide something unique among day tours.

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