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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Everything you do has long been done before

    • Debbie Lustig
    • 04 September 2006
    2 Comments

    Everything you do has long been done before / But you and this obsession are joined at the hip / You do it anyway and you still want more  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    drencflod

    • Kevin Gillam
    • 04 September 2006

    loitering in 'wanna' land, / like the spider with / too much caffeine, / web crazed, one leg for walking, / seven for addiction

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    No ordinary coming-of-age drama

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 04 September 2006

    At Midnight Mass and blissed-out on the music playing on his Walkman, the newly atheist Zac daydreams that he’s floating up to the rafters, taking flight as the congregation below 'ooh-oohs' to the refrain of the Stones’ 'Sympathy For the Devil'. More than escapism, the scene reflects Zac’s unconscious desire to transcend the natural order of his world.

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    Is there room for 'idealists' on the ABC Board?

    • Veronica Brady
    • 04 September 2006

    It was 1983, the year the Australian Broadcasting Commission became the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The first volume of Ken Inglis' history of the ABC had just been published, and new Board member Sister Veronica Brady read every word of it.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Satellites (for David)

    • Maria Takolander
    • 04 September 2006

    Close your eyes and / let me photograph you.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Explorer's physical and emotional torture

    • Ben Russell
    • 21 August 2006
    1 Comment

    John Bailey’s new book, Mr Stuart’s Track, both shatters and affirms the myths of our history, and brings the harsh realities of the exploration of Australia to life.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Four butchers and a writer

    • Brian Matthews
    • 21 August 2006
    1 Comment

    "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

    Heartfelt account of life in Mutijulu

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 21 August 2006

    Aided by stirring imagery of the Central Australian outback, Uncle Bob’s melodic vocal tones draw the viewer deeply into his description of the indigenous concept, “Kanyini”—a holistic sense of “connectedness” that encompasses family, belief system, spirituality and relationship with the land.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    From the Welcome Mat

    • Meg McNena
    • 21 August 2006

    A mother and son cram the threshold morning / Drone of peak hour tails off four blocks away from kindergarten, a world in miniature.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Deep truths revealed with deceptive simplicity

    • Tony Smith
    • 21 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Powerful prose from a young indigenous woman that makes you remember the feelings of your home, your family, your losses and regrets, and yet makes you determined to continue.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Jesuit premise fails but resilience of humanity proved

    • Richard Leonard
    • 21 August 2006
    2 Comments

    As the fascinating Seven Up documentary series develops, the supposed principle of St Ignatius—'give me a boy until he is seven, and I will give you the man'—is found to be increasingly untrue.  

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Primary Colours

    • Tim Edwards
    • 21 August 2006

    Gold crayons for Christ's hair / red for the fires of Hell—so Father O'Malley told us.

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