Keywords: Random House

  • RELIGION

    Only books for politicians at Christmas

    • Morag Fraser
    • 23 December 2006
    1 Comment

    In the ideal world, the Christmas stockings of politicians would be filled with books. No bottles of single malt. No Tom Waits triple CD (alas). Only books.

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  • RELIGION

    A man of Middle Eastern appearance who dreams of peace

    • Brian Matthews
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    2:41 am. There was an luminescence in the room. I made one of those random, unaccountable mental connections that such occasions often evoke.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Gut reaction aside, those on the ground know Iraq reality

    • Ben Coghlan
    • 30 October 2006
    4 Comments

    This month The Lancet published the findings of an Iraq war mortality survey that put the toll at more than 600,000. The US should recognise this figure because other studies in Darfur, Kosovo and Afghanistan employing identical methods are widely accepted.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cricket King's saintly gestures

    • Tony Smith
    • 18 September 2006

    The reactions of many Australians to the deaths of a crocodile showman and a racing car driver suggest that media images canonise our secular saints. Meanwhile the fictional Chris Anderson's love for his family and friends, and his integrity and humility, are very appealing characteristics.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Four butchers and a writer

    • Brian Matthews
    • 21 August 2006
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    "With collar up round my ears against the nip of the morning, I enter by the side door. It is a historic moment. I am the first writer-in-residence at a butchers shop."  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Murakami's elegant connection with contemporary culture

    • James Massola
    • 07 August 2006
    4 Comments

    Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is the 12th book by Haruki Murakami in English translation, and his second collection of short fiction. This collection of short stories spans Murakami’s career, from 1978 when he sold the jazz club he ran with his wife, through to 2005.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Times Square's slice of life in the Big City

    • Gary Pearce
    • 24 July 2006

    Despite overweening corporate visions, the exploding lights and multicultural crowds of New York's Times Square show that people will continue to claim their right to be part of the city spectacle.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The word shifter

    • Penelope Buckley
    • 08 July 2006

    Penelope Buckley reflects on Aileen Kelly’s City and Stranger.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Dire diary

    • Brian Matthews
    • 04 July 2006

    By and large I disapprove of diaries or, to be more precise, I disapprove of the effort required to keep diaries.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Being about thinking

    • Paul Tankard
    • 02 July 2006

    Paul Tankard reviews 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life by Roger-Pol Droit.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The brush and the pen

    • Peter Steele
    • 01 July 2006

    Art speaks, but we sometimes need translation

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Denying the Grim Reaper

    • Paul Sendziuk
    • 18 June 2006

    Australian responses to AIDS.

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