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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The storycatcher charged with finding stories that matter

    • Brian Doyle
    • 15 May 2007
    5 Comments

    Brian Doyle said 'no' to an editor's request in the aftermath of September 11: "The only proper thing in your mouth at such a time is prayer." His kids had to reflect back to him: "Well, dad, you are always lecturing us about how if God gives you a talent and you don’t use that talent that’s a sin."

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    Keneally's mature insights into character

    • Tony Smith
    • 15 May 2007

    To the extent that novels exist to provide insights into character, minds and decisions, Tom Keneally's new novel is arguably his best.

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    Quirky visuals elicit empathy with troubled soul

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 15 May 2007

    Stephane has an overactive imagination and is prone to bizarre dreams and daydreams. Director Michael Gondry manages to wring plenty of emotion out of his high-concept premise.

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    Children's publishing fuelled by nostalgia?

    • Hilary Rogers
    • 15 May 2007
    8 Comments

    There’s something very reassuring about the idea that what we loved to read will still appeal to kids now. Choosing a brand of food for our pets is less fraught, unless we were dogs in past lives.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    What motivates the aspiring creative writer?

    • Mary Manning
    • 15 May 2007
    3 Comments

    When prospective plumbing or hospitality students are quizzed about why they want to do a course, there are easy answers about improving job skills. Not so for aspiring creative writing students.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Someone will have to go

    • Peter Bakowski
    • 15 May 2007

    Having looked at the quarterly figures, he says / that someone will have to go. / It's Weems, a bit of a gambler, a bit of a tippler, / whose eyes stray from sales charts and balance sheets / to ankles and the racing form.

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    Drover's Wife echoes in computer data loss

    • Brian Matthews
    • 16 April 2007
    1 Comment

    A desperate attempt to remember often produces fragments which are deeply moving and yet, at the same time, are parodies of the larger, solemn picture we cannot reassemble.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Asylum seeker dreams

    • Mary Manning
    • 16 April 2007

    With characters at low points in their lives, Nights in the Asylum is saved from being a dark novel by moments where care and love bring positive change.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Sun shapes the ordinary

    • Jill Jones
    • 16 April 2007

    Afternoon’s lateness raises light / moves day’s weight, an instant circles / near motionless, books half hidden.

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    National Indigenous TV set for launch

    • Jan Forrester
    • 16 April 2007

    Indigenous programming attracts few national advertisers. Getting more Indigenous content on TV screens requires a dedicated Indigenous TV channel such as NITV, which is finally due to go to air within two months.

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    The Rushdie of the West: Remembering Jean Baudrillard

    • Scott Stephens
    • 04 April 2007

    Scott Stephens on the passing of Jean Baudrillard.

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    Mark's Jesus goes beyond the Church

    • Nahum Ayliffe
    • 02 April 2007
    5 Comments

    John Carroll's The Existential Jesus affirms a view expressed by Nick Cave that the bloodless, placid Jesus offered by the Church denies Christ his potent, creative sorrow, and the boiling anger that confronts us so forcibly in the Gospel of St Mark.

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