Keywords: The Pearl

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Aboriginal voices resist colonial history

    • Kevin Brophy
    • 27 June 2008

    Since the 18th century, Aboriginal writers have used the English language to make their presence felt in the face of colonisation. This anthology of Aboriginal writing goes beyond 'literature' to suggest a national counter-narrative.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why Gen Y loves Obama

    • Charles McPhedran
    • 11 June 2008
    5 Comments

    Barack Obama is more than just the rock-star candidate. His speech in Minneapolis invoked the tradition of liberal American reformers. For the majority of young loft-living leftists in New York, Obama is our JFK.

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  • RELIGION

    Nonconformist Aussie anticipates traditional Greek Easter

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 17 March 2008
    3 Comments

    In the Orthodox Church, Lent is a fairly strict period of austerity, which is one reason for Carnival: traditional societies have long understood that sessions of high spirits are needed before and after difficult times. They are also undisturbed by the blurring of the sacred and the secular.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Parents model responsible drinking

    • Margaret Rice
    • 17 March 2008

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd plans to spend $53 million on the problem of binge drinking, including $19.1 million to target underage drinkers. It's hard to tell your teenager not to drink as you reach into the fridge to grab another sauv blanc.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Australians shaped by the spirit of place

    • Alexandra Coghlan
    • 07 March 2008
    1 Comment

    Landscape has long been acknowledged as central to Australian colonial history. In contrast to the harsh conditions endured by settlers in Sydney Cove, convicts in Tasmania experienced a veritable Eden.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The lowest of the low

    • Mark O'Flynn
    • 11 March 2007
    2 Comments

    On the Metro in Paris.. a man follows his whiskers onto a train.. He holds out a cardboard cup and declares: I have no money.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    New medium is Bono's message

    • Margaret Cassidy
    • 22 January 2007

    U2's Bono is as well known for his political activism as for his songs. He mixes his political evangelism with the concert performances to such an extent that they almost become interchangeable.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sumptuous feast

    • Ruth Lovell
    • 07 June 2006

    Ruth Lovell savours Tiepolo’s Cleopatra by Jaynie Anderson.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Towards an Australian "voice"

    • Tony Smith
    • 18 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Terri Janke's Butterfly Song and Hsu-Ming Teo's Behind the Moon are two novels that examine the "Australian condition."

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Fly fishing

    • Steve Gome
    • 11 May 2006

    Steve Gome looks at recent offerings from Opera Australia.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    In the shadow of a siege

    • Madeleine Byrne
    • 08 May 2006

    The siege at Beslan drew the world’s attention to a long and bloody conflict

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  • AUSTRALIA

    A democracy of convenience

    • Kate Stowell
    • 30 April 2006

    Kate Stowell visits Uzbekistan, a democratic republic still under the reign of its former communist party leader.

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