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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Hook turns on weighty subtext

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 25 September 2008

    The characters provide a microcosm of Australia as a fledgling federation. Most poignant is the place of the film's sole Aboriginal character, a gifted pugilist who is ultimately subservient to the purposes of the white characters.

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    In praise of Cricketmas

    • Tom Clark
    • 23 September 2008
    1 Comment

    Peter Taylor, selected straight from .. Petersham firsts to bowl his offies .. for the baggy green, taught us how .. the 'Strayan dream can fizz and spit .. through Sydney's fond atmosphere.

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    Unlikely (big) brothers in arms

    • Alexandra Coghlan
    • 19 September 2008
    1 Comment

    George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh occupied opposing aesthetic, philosophical and political poles. This conceptually agile book suggests they attained moral — if not spiritual — agreement from fundamentally opposing directions.

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    Woomf! Plunggg! Protons collide with doomsday fanaticism

    • Brian Matthews
    • 17 September 2008
    1 Comment

    The rumoured potential of the Large Hadron Collider to bring about the disintegration of the universe captured the public imagination. 'Hadron' is a word susceptible to misprinting of a kind that destroys the seriousness of any discussion.

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    Auctioning Jane Austen's hair

    • P. S. Cottier
    • 16 September 2008

    Do they stroke it with avid fingers, this palm tree lock that once grew from the full head of quietest genius? .. Scalping would be too much, headhunting too tropical .. but buying the hair of a dead woman you can't know .. is quite the thing

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    Israeli history's 'definitive' rewrite

    • Philip Mendes
    • 12 September 2008
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    Benny Morris, Israel's best-known revisionist historian, led more and more Israelis and Diaspora Jews in the 1980s to accept the legitimacy of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Morris has changed his spots.

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    Film implicates audience in acts of cruelty

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 11 September 2008
    3 Comments

    The previous films of director Michael Haneke depict a media-saturated society disconnected from reality. His latest release is a critique of 'violence as entertainment', and every audience member is implicated.

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    Existence warms my skin

    • Peter Coghill
    • 09 September 2008
    1 Comment

    blood and mood .. jigger the radio of my mind, turning .. it in and out of the band ... of unaccountable happiness .. What have I forgotten that I can stand .. to smile?

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    England writ grotesque

    • Paddy O'Reilly
    • 05 September 2008

    The stories rub class against class, age against youth, the past against the present. The collection is imbued with old-fashioned charm and a postcolonial awareness of what damage old-fashioned England once wrought.

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    'Freaks' on film

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 04 September 2008
    1 Comment

    In 1932, Todd Browning's Freaks sought to unsettle with the 'otherness' of its circus sideshow performer characters. A modern-day festival of films by and about people with disability emhasises not otherness, but humanity.

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    A taste for sainted meat

    • Grant Fraser
    • 02 September 2008
    2 Comments

    'Have you tried fruit?' said Francis .. 'Nothing to it that crackles and tears in the jaw!' said the head wolf. 'I will bake you bread' said the Saint .. 'It is nothing but air warmed and crusted, Entirely wrong for wolves.' And the thronged wolves .. Began to close

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    Book of the week

    • John Bartlett
    • 29 August 2008
    1 Comment

    In 2003 Elders of the Ngarrindjeri Nation stood up to the South Australian Governor on traditional lands issues. The same spirit of defiance personifies this chronicle of the stories and aspirations of powerful Ngarrindjeri women.

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