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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Life becomes her

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 26 June 2008

    Half way through Happy-Go-Lucky, effervescent heroine Poppy encounters a homeless man under a bridge. The scene marks the emergence of a serious subtext in the upbeat film, regarding the tension between personal and social expectations about how best to live.

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    Incivility trumps the empty dance of manners

    • Brian Doyle
    • 25 June 2008
    5 Comments

    One time we were in a meeting when a very important person proposed a very stupid idea. We knew our uncivil friend would pop a gasket, and he did, albeit in memorably incisive fashion. The silence that followed was a remarkable sound.

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    Them blackfellas

    • Chenoah Ellis
    • 24 June 2008
    1 Comment

    Sky is gigantic in Cloncurry .. And the sun sets ever so late .. The bars are open all night .. So the drunks can get drunker .. And their anger turn to hate

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Living death

    • Richard White
    • 20 June 2008
    3 Comments

    Apophatic theology emphasises what we do not know about the great mysteries. Sweet Sorrow is a map for the mystery of death, but just as maps of old warned 'here there be dragons', this account cautions, 'here there be questions'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Aussie bloke's exotic love

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 19 June 2008
    2 Comments

    Unfinished Sky succeeds as a sweetly observed, cross-cultural love story. Themes regarding human trafficking and sexual slavery are exploited, not, it seems, from genuine concern, but in a misguided attempt to lend the film social clout.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Another victim of bureaucratic sludge

    • Brian Matthews
    • 18 June 2008
    1 Comment

    Things are Kafkaesque when you are caught in a labyrinth of unmanageable and inexplicable circumstances. I sprang to the phone and a pleasant, robotic female voice told me how valuable I was and that I was sixth in the queue.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    While we're still young and beautiful

    • Jeff Klooger
    • 17 June 2008
    2 Comments

    We can no longer hope to know the simple satisfaction of hardship, amuse ourselves with subtler privations, pricking our thumbs on death's sharp edges .. Miracles happen almost every day, and money .. wants to be wasted.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Travelogue of Indonesian Islam

    • Shahram Akbarzadeh
    • 13 June 2008

    Earlier this month, Islamic zealots the Defenders of Islam attacked a Muslim sect they accuse of apostasy. In My Friend the Fanatic Sadanand Dhume falls on his strength of constructing narratives to explore the rise of radicalism in Indonesia.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Haunted by the ghosts of SIEV-X

    • Rochelle Siemienowicz
    • 12 June 2008
    4 Comments

    Hope documents the fate of the people-smuggling vessel SIEV-X and the 353 people who died when it sank en route to Australia. The film suggests a parliamentary inquiry is essential into the Howard Government's handling of the tragedy.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The long, hairy legs of political disillusionment

    • Roger Trowbridge
    • 11 June 2008
    1 Comment

    I knew little about Chinese politics, but it suited me to be seen as a 'leftie', and a green hat with a red star left little room for political ambiguity. What appeared at first as wisps of hair were in fact the legs of a large creature attempting to step off the peak of my cap.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Rising — not falling — in love

    • Shane McCauley
    • 10 June 2008
    1 Comment

    How easy it is to fly.. when you close.. your eyes.. to shake off earth's.. muddied surface.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The roots of Aboriginal activism

    • Brian McCoy
    • 06 June 2008
    2 Comments

    Events such as the National Apology and the Northern Territory Intervention loom large in the collective memory. Many of the struggles faced by early 20th century activist Fred Maynard regarding the protection of Indigenous rights remain with us today.

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