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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Unpolished gem shines brightly

    • Tony Smith
    • 30 October 2006

    The situation of children who experience not just a generation gap, but also a distance from parents whose migrant inheritance includes a "million scruples that made no sense".

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    The elusive ideal of a "normal" family

    • Sebastien de Robillard
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    Although the characters in Little Miss Sunshine are extreme in many ways, it is this very quality that allows us to most relate to them. They are a very sympathetic group, and the message of the film is that few families are truly "normal".

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    The Unknown Terrorist

    • Michael Ashby
    • 30 October 2006
    1 Comment

    The author of The Sound of One Hand Clapping and Gould’s Book of Fish has come up with a veritable novel "for our times". Here is a gripping tale of Australia (well, Sydney at least) in the midst of a terror campaign.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Deft turns pepper Napoleon's final lap

    • Clive O'Connell
    • 16 October 2006

    Belgian-born Australian, Simon Leys, follows an elliptical path, allowing his readers enough latitude to bring their own experience to bear on the novella. He maintains his ironic position both amused by his hero’s progress and sympathetic to him.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Catastrophe on Australia's doorstep (photo essay)

    • Peter Cronau
    • 16 October 2006
    16 Comments

    Barely reported by Australia's media, Papua New Guinea's AIDS crisis is on track to cause the collapse of the country's economy, with AusAID forcasting a 37.5% decline in the labour force by 2020.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Models for a good life and an honest death

    • Clive O'Connell
    • 16 October 2006

    Historian Inga Clendinnen's reviews, childhood recollections, multi-coloured reminiscences of her working career, and informed discourse on simple events or complex ideas, are collected in a way that reveals a tempered tolerance seemingly inherited from her favourite essayist, Montaigne.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Not a religion, poem. Key?

    • Paul Mitchell
    • 16 October 2006

    This is consciously a poem and so must try / to outstare itself. It knows itself by its / line breaks.

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    Sermon on the Institution

    • Paul Mitchell
    • 16 October 2006

    I came to bring you church / and church in abundance. /  Come to me all who are / heavy laden and I will give you church.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    9/11 movie more glossy heroism than gritty realism

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 16 October 2006
    1 Comment

    Among recent documentaries commemorating the fifth anniversary of September 11, one stood out as particularly harrowing. 9/11—The Falling Man makes a fascinating counterpoint to World Trade Center, the first mainstream feature film to turn its eye to that fateful day.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    With

    • Graham Rowlands
    • 18 September 2006

    With my highs & lows / my highs of hot air rising & lifting the alls of my alls or nothings

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Peace of Mind

    • Ouyang Yu
    • 18 September 2006

    Finding it hard to write something I like / I tend to revise it a thousand times before I gain peace of mind

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    No place for Colin Thiele in memorial ratings

    • Brian Matthews
    • 18 September 2006
    4 Comments

    It was hard to notice the recent death of Colin Thiele, arguably Australia's greatest children's writer. In a philistine nation under philistine leadership, Thiele’s quiet cultured tone and its sad silencing could not compete for proper, courteous and deserved recognition with the phony vernacular outpouring that is supposed to be our true voice.

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