Section: Arts And Culture

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Andrew Denton's very Christian anti-Christian film

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 30 October 2006
    20 Comments

    Denton says the people interviewed for his new film on evangelical Christianity in the USA "embody the Christian ideals of love", but absolute faith can "tell you it’s okay to hate a group of people such as homosexuals".

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • 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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    Russian

    • Michael Sariban
    • 18 September 2006
    1 Comment

    you are crying on your mother's lap / you are holding your father's hand, / and the rise & fall of their voices / binds you to them like blood

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    Cricket King's saintly gestures

    • Tony Smith
    • 18 September 2006

    The reactions of many Australians to the deaths of a crocodile showman and a racing car driver suggest that media images canonise our secular saints. Meanwhile the fictional Chris Anderson's love for his family and friends, and his integrity and humility, are very appealing characteristics.

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    An inconvenient but upbeat truth

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 18 September 2006

    Despite the bleak prognosis, An Inconvenient Truth is an optimistic film. Al Gore is no doomsday prophet, but an engaging orator who believes humans can change to meet the threat posed by global warming.

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