keywords: Nik Tan

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Political thrillers expose corrupting personal ambition

    • Tony Smith
    • 12 June 2006

    It is interesting and somewhat disturbing to discover how readily popular novelists regard politics as an appropriate background for crime stories. Tony Smith previews two novels that get much mileage from the intrigue of the political sphere.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Memories of Beograd

    • Adrian Lane
    • 12 June 2006

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    A sporting chance | Seven last words | Dutch (er, Russian) courage

    • Rosie Hoban, Morag Fraser, Kate Stowell
    • 31 May 2006

    Thoughts from Rosie Hoban, Morag Fraser, Kate Stowell

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Something old, something new

    • Nadja Breton
    • 14 May 2006

    European allegiances have been tested by the conflict in Iraq.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Nathan Kensey, Daniel Marti, Aaron Martin, Beth Doherty
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews of the books: Who did this to our Bali?; Off Course: From Public Place to Marketplace at Melbourne University; Dark Dreams, Australian refugee stories by young writers; A history of the devil:  From the Middle Ages to the present.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    American dream

    • Aaron Martin
    • 11 May 2006

    The rise and fall of Colin Powell

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Gil Maclean, Allan James Thomas, Juliette Hughes
    • 11 May 2006

    Reviews of the films Shaolin Soccer, Fahrenheit 9/11 and Connie and Carla

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Dirty hands, happy hearts

    • Nikki Fisher
    • 30 April 2006

    Getting children out of the house just became a little easier

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  • RELIGION

    The comforting word

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 29 April 2006

    In extremis, we seek what we know, or something very close to it.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Straight from the heart

    • Michele Gierck
    • 25 April 2006

    From humble peasant beginnings in rural China to international success as a dancer and author, Li Cunxin has achieved a destiny that few dared to dream.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Two wheels and the world at your feet

    • Sarah Kanowski
    • 24 April 2006

    As elegant and practical and liberating as they are, why on earth did bicycles take so long to invent?  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The dance goes on

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 23 April 2006

    Forty years after she first saw the film Zorba the Greek, an Australian in Greece takes a second look and finds herself deeply shocked

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