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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    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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    I open a door in my head

    • Sarah Holland-Batt
    • 10 July 2006

    Here is a boy in a listless room, breathing ...  All is quarantine. Laughter on ration ... Nothing moves except the boy's hand.

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    Held captive

    • Margaret Coffey
    • 10 July 2006

    Margaret Coffey reviews Sean McConville’s weighty tome, Irish Political Prisoners, 1848–1922, Theatres of War.

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    The Cubbyhouse

    • M.L. Escott
    • 10 July 2006

    Poem by M.L. Escott

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    Asian relations

    • Dewi Anggraeni
    • 10 July 2006

    Dewi Anggraeni examines Australia’s ambivalence towards Asia by J.V. D’Cruz and William Steele.

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    Odds on

    • David Glanz
    • 10 July 2006
    1 Comment

    Long before there was a monopoly on gambling, there were nit-keepers, discovers David Glanz.

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    Delicate steps

    • Kirsty Sangster
    • 10 July 2006

    Inga Clendinnen’s Dancing with Strangers entrances Kirsty Sangster.  

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    Not another word

    • Jim Davidson
    • 10 July 2006

    Jim Davidson’s verdict on Don Watson’s Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language.

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    Examining the remains

    • Deborah Gare
    • 10 July 2006

    Geoffrey Blainey’s Black Kettle and Full Moon: Daily life in a vanished Australia is a welcome discovery for Deborah Gare.

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