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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Spanish chiller evokes ghosts of grief

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 29 May 2008

    The supernatural elements in The Orphanage provide an allegory for Laura's grief for her lost son. But it's the tangible, human elements that will leave both mind and gut churning late into the night. Be prepared to lose sleep.

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    Young writers uncaged

    • Gabrielle Bridges
    • 28 May 2008
    1 Comment

    One of the teenage mums writes poetry. The Goths are into dragons and wizards. A girl in a wheelchair says, 'Melanie. A novel.' A tattooed youth drawls, 'Sean. Dirty realism.' Reading work aloud is voluntary but most are keen.

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    Abyss of abbreviated old age

    • Ian C. Smith
    • 27 May 2008

    Treachery tumult happiness hope.. Maddening fits of loneliness.. the satirist in him self-abusive.

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    Taming the dishevelled beast of visual literacy

    • Margaret Woodward
    • 23 May 2008

    University education is predominantly text-based. The issue of whether there should be a stronger emphasis on the visual can be challenging, perhaps even threatening.

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    French war drama's slack grip on story

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 22 May 2008
    2 Comments

    Hannah's tragic choices are underscored by her desire to neither deny nor conceal her Jewish roots. The questions regarding cultural identity, matrimonial propriety and parental instincts that pervade Un Secret are interesting, but are not articulated concisely.

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    Gardening while Burma generals fiddle

    • Brian Matthews
    • 21 May 2008
    2 Comments

    The ordered natural world of the garden is a place where disturbing thoughts can be annihilated, but only temporarily. Half a world away, brutal generals are using natural disaster to repress the weak and powerless.

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    Remembering Hassan

    • Bernard Appassamy
    • 21 May 2008
    6 Comments

    Before the advent of imported ready-to-wear in the late '70s, Mauritians had all their clothes and furnishings custom-made. Hassan's was the oldest fabric shop on the island and, in its heyday, the biggest. Hassan was a mountain-like figure, always on my horizon

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    Living in a poem is rent free

    • Heidi Ross and Margaret McCarthy
    • 20 May 2008
    8 Comments

    It's hard to make things rhyme.. When you're running short of time.. But you try to relax.. Cut the TV, phone and fax.. Play your favourite instrumental, light a taper.

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    'Buy Australian' catchcry fuels arts renaissance

    • Richard Flynn
    • 16 May 2008
    1 Comment

    Between 1968 and 1981, performance spaces such as the Pram Factory in Melbourne facilitated a flourishing of the Australian theatre scene. Initially, the idea that the local product might be inferior was insufficient reason for preferring the import.

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    The alien landscape of a tumultuous midlife

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 15 May 2008

    Helen Hunt has entered middle age gracefully, and appears both physically and emotionally haggard in this proudly adult drama. An unashamed tearjerker, the real triumph of Then She Found Me is that it's also very funny.

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    The human face of Burma's death toll

    • Anonymous
    • 14 May 2008
    3 Comments

    Today I returned from one of the areas most affected by the cyclone. I have seen the suffering of the graceful people who live in these parts. Burma is in deep mourning, but we are doing what we can to help.

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    The sweet, potent scent of bacon

    • Thom Sullivan
    • 13 May 2008
    3 Comments

    Cattle and kangaroos graze icy grass.. and a grey sky winces.. And in a further window.. a light snaps on to the slow sounds.. of life stirring within.

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