author: Robert Hefner

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Confessions of a repatriated editor

    • Robert Hefner
    • 19 September 2007
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    After returning to the US, a former Eureka Street editor had to remind himself "just which side of the language [he] was supposed to be on". All the years in Australia coming to terms with '-re' and '-our' suffixes made finding the 'center' of an American document more 'labor-intensive' than it used to be.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Robert Hefner

    • Robert Hefner
    • 17 May 2007

    Robert Hefner is a former Acting Editor and Assistant Editor of Eureka Street. He was Literary Editor of The Canberra Times from 1988 to 2000 and currently works as a freelance writer and sub-editor at The Age newspaper.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Nomads' perspective on destruction of the planet

    • Robert Hefner
    • 22 January 2007

    After many thousands of years, modernity is sweeping away nomadic existence. Cosmologies such as Aboriginal Dreaming encode irreplaceable knowledge of the natural world, and nomadic cultures emphasise qualities of tolerance, adaptability and human interconnectedness.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Elephants dancing in the rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner sees more than just coincidence in these weather patterns.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Great leap forward

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner catches Tim Flannery’s enthusiasm for our most famous marsupial in Country.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    A writer’s journey

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    For Michele Gierck, the publication of her first book is the culmination of a  journey that began seven years ago.  

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Eureka moment

    • Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Robert Hefner speaks with Morag Fraser and Peter Steele about the qualities that made Eureka Street a special magazine.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Peter Pierce, Andrew Hamilton, Jennifer Moran, Robert Hefner
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews of  Carry  Me Down, Great Australian Racing  Stories, The Story of Christianity  and Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Bad eggs

    • Robert Hefner
    • 27 April 2006

    Robert Hefner reviews Hannie Rayson’s Two Brothers.

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  • MEDIA

    The doyen of dissent

    • Robert Hefner
    • 25 April 2006

    Robert Hefner meets the outspoken editor of Harper’s Magazine, Lewis H. Lapham.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Heart cuisine

    • Robert Hefner
    • 25 April 2006

    Robert Hefner recalls a special woman and a special place in Food for Thought at Manning Clark House, edited by Sandy Forbes and Janet Reeves.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    A hard rain

    • Robert Hefner
    • 23 April 2006

    If our actions are contributing to a climate which makes catastrophic hurricanes more likely, surely we owe it to the dead, maimed and homeless  to examine those actions more closely.

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