Section: Arts And Culture

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    An alternative to the crude barometer of public opinion

    • Michael Ashby
    • 11 December 2006

    Most political studies are poll-driven. Because qualitative data are far less likely to be available, little is known about the the political experience and imaginings of "ordinary" Australians.

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    Catholic schoolboys' story of love and AIDS death

    • Michael Mullins
    • 11 December 2006
    11 Comments

    Holding The Man, a modern Australian non-fiction classic, is now on stage in Sydney. A same-sex relationship sets two students on a path thats leads to deeply fulfilling lives, but also a premature death from AIDS.

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    Tower of Babel

    • Meg McNena
    • 11 December 2006
    1 Comment

    Lean Cuisine and single flannelette sheets to the heaven / of anywhere else. Born for higher things, a fair share / of paradise beyond the pale of suburban confinement.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Fidel's social justice legacy

    • Chris McGillion
    • 13 November 2006
    2 Comments

    No assessment of Fidel Castro’s legacy will be complete without serious attention to his thoughts on religion and to how and why, over the past 20 years, he has turned Cuba from an international troublemaker into a global champion for social justice.

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    Humiliation at the hands of the US military

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 13 November 2006

    For those of us who recognise the injustice inherent to a system that could justify the imprisonment of innocent people based only on the colour of their skin, The Road To Guantanamo stands as a stark reminder that it’s not only radical Islamic fundamentalists who “terrorise” their perceived enemy.

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    Three poems by Anne Elvey

    • Anne Elvey
    • 13 November 2006
    4 Comments

    "Torquay cliffs"; "Coming into town from Holy Thursday to Ash Wednesday"; "Eucharist".

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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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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    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

    Catholics learning to love themselves (humbly)

    • Michael Mullins
    • 30 October 2006

    A new history of the North Sydney Jesuit parish describes the turbulent '60s, during which there was a shift in the disposition of Catholics from a feeling of it being "easier than one thinks to hate oneself", towards "learning to love oneself humbly".

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Ten short poems

    • ten poets
    • 30 October 2006
    17 Comments

    They say after the storm / you should check the tide pools / for fallen stars.

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    Two oldies poems

    • Sam Parisi, Graham Rowlands
    • 30 October 2006
    9 Comments

    My mother seemed like someone else's sister / In a lap of luxury, while they lit their grief / With tales from light years away.

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    Ramshackle fast food horror movie

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 30 October 2006

    Poor McDonald’s. First, the 2002 doco Supersize Me came along to remind people that, yes, fast food is really bad for you. This year Maccas is on the defensive all over again.

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