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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Surface reality only in DIY TV

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 07 August 2006

    DIY programs bulge with all manner of handy hints, as happy hosts clamour to offer their free-to-air advice. But scratch the surface, and even a friendly face can turn ugly on you.

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    Aboriginal life without the colonial backdrop

    • David Streader
    • 24 July 2006

    Australian cinema has historically depicted Aborigines in relation to modern-day white society.  But the pre-colonial setting of Ten Canoes enables us  better to identify with the characters.

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    Times Square's slice of life in the Big City

    • Gary Pearce
    • 24 July 2006

    Despite overweening corporate visions, the exploding lights and multicultural crowds of New York's Times Square show that people will continue to claim their right to be part of the city spectacle.

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    Paddington [Brisbane]

    • A.H. London
    • 24 July 2006

    Renovator's paradise, these dwellings / rising off their tall stilts, / shouldering each other aside, / up and down the slopes

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    Young Bobby Darin meets mature Bobby Darin

    • Sebastien De Robillard
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    Director Kevin Spacey has no need to use normal screen tricks to indicate time or emotion in Beyond the Sea. He achieves this by having young Darin and older Darin interacting thoroughout the film

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    Mid-East crisis triggers 1974 memory

    • Brian Matthews
    • 24 July 2006

    While musing on current events in Lebanon, Brian Matthews' globe of memory begins to spin back to a time and place perhaps not so different to today.

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    Characters unpredictable, unsettling, but compelling

    • Donald Russell
    • 24 July 2006

    Hard Candy begins inside an Internet chat room. The characters fake innocence but show they are increasingly capable of manipulation and violence. 

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    Scanning the Horizon

    • Mark Miller
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    The fiery clusters of the coral trees / lining the road / to the left, towards Nowra

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    Carmen Lawrence exposes the Politics of Fear

    • James Massola
    • 24 July 2006

    Former ALP heavyweight Carmen Lawrence asserts that the developed world is safer today than it's ever been. Her argument flies in the face of the reality that there has never been greater rewards for politicians willing to peddle fear.

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    Making music in Rio

    • Sebastien de Robillard
    • 10 July 2006
    2 Comments

    The film is not about the musicians, it is solely about the music. Kaurismaki set out to ‘capture the soul ….the magic feeling and the unique emotional bond’ of choro. You are left completely satisfied and even discreetly swinging your hips as the credits roll.

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    A planet of slums

    • Gary Pearce
    • 10 July 2006

    Mike Davis' new book belongs to a long tradition of studies of the urban poor – among them, Friedrich Engels’s examination of Victorian Manchester in The Condition of the Working Class in England. Davis updates this genre for a period of globalisation.

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    A murder in the family

    • Trent O'Bryan
    • 10 July 2006
    2 Comments

    Karen Kissane’s book on the murder of Julie Ramage by her husband makes us ask ourselves whether the private attitudes that allowed men to claim provocation as a defence for killing their partners have really changed.  Do they also need to be overhauled? 

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