keywords: Brian Matthews

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Things that go bump in the night

    • Brian Matthews
    • 08 May 2006

    Between 1 January and 1 October this year I slept in at least 19 different beds.

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    Tally-ho!

    • Brian Matthews
    • 30 April 2006

    I see that the Brits are about to bite the quirt and outlaw fox hunting. Only in England would the pursuit of the common fox threaten to divide the nation.

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    Word up

    • Brian Matthews
    • 30 April 2006

    Brian Matthews has words with Julian Burnside’s Word Watching, and Don Watson’s Weasel  Words.

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    Plus ├ža change

    • Brian Matthews
    • 29 April 2006

    When February dawned last year, I had been living in a small Provençal village for about a month.

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    Portuguese invasion

    • Brian Matthews
    • 27 April 2006

    I suppose that, in evolution’s daring script, the millipede has a role, but intense scrutiny has failed to reveal it to me.

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    Basic necessities

    • Brian Matthews
    • 25 April 2006

    It is common knowledge that the Dunny School of  Philosophy owes little to the medieval philosopher Duns Scotus.

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    Boxed in

    • Brian Matthews
    • 25 April 2006

    In a life liberally studded with trips in cabs, I have found cabbies to be in general an amiable lot.

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    Tour buzz

    • Brian Matthews
    • 24 April 2006

    Sleazily located above an adult supermarket in St Kilda, Icon Tours was uncorrupted by its neighbour and fully bore out its claim to provide something unique among day tours.

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    Needlework

    • Brian Matthews
    • 23 April 2006

    Although a Delta Goodrem launch would no doubt draw a larger attendance, perhaps a celebration of Henry Lawson,  would be a more notable and important Australian event.

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    Who's watching?

    • Robert Hefner
    • 21 April 2006

    Comment by Robert Hefner.

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    Tchaikovsky in Hanoi

    • Brian Matthews
    • 21 April 2006

    Nha Hat Lon, as the Opera House is known locally, was, with its Napoleonic panache and grandeur, just the place for large gestures and significant announcements.

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    One more time around

    • Brian Matthews
    • 20 April 2006

    Is it just me, or is it always a bit strange at the start of another year? As if you can feel the earth and the sky and the ambience of things shifting wearily into another gear with a here-we-go-again crunching of cosmic cogs.

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