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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Teacher Man

    • Ralph Carolan
    • 29 May 2006

    Ralph Carolan reviews Frank McCourt's Teacher Man, and finds that the life of a teacher can be a sometimes solitary, sometimes Sisyphean, and sometimes satisfying job.  

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    George Orwell's homage to a fellow underdog

    • Brian Matthews
    • 29 May 2006
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    Almost exactly 60 years ago George Orwell published a wonderful essay called, Some Thoughts on the Common Toad... The point of the essay was to insist ‘that the pleasures of spring are available to everybody, and cost nothing’.

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    Winds of change

    • Brian Matthews
    • 22 May 2006

    Towards the end of a bleak, mid-February Friday, the wind started to groan through the narrow, village streets. Shutters creaked and in the valley below a filmy curtain materialised over the vines and blurred the outlines of the farmhouses.

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    Doing the Housework with Brother Lawrence | Blue

    • Paul Mitchell, Judith Bishop
    • 22 May 2006

    Poetry by Paul Mitchell & Judith Bishop

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    Dear Class

    • Chris Wallace-Crabbe
    • 22 May 2006

    Poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

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    Felicity in love

    • Mary Manning
    • 22 May 2006

    Mary Manning interviews English novelist Salley Vickers.

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    The good people of Young

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 22 May 2006

    This story of one asylum seeker portrays the best and worst in our nature.

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    The Irish legacy

    • Stephen Holt
    • 22 May 2006

    Stephen Holt reviews Michael Gilchrist’s Wit and Wisdom: Daniel Mannix

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    On record

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 22 May 2006

    Andrew Hamilton critiques Robert Manne’s Quarterly Essay, Sending them Home: Refugees and the new politics of indifference.

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    Cultural rites

    • Beth Doherty
    • 22 May 2006

    Beth Doherty reviews Safiya Hussaini Tungar Tudu’s I, Safiya.

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    Film reviews

    • Morag Fraser, Siobhan Jackson, Allan James Thomas
    • 22 May 2006

    Reviews of the films Monster, The Cat in the Hat, The Barbarian Invasions, and Capturing the Friedmans.

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    Territorial television

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 22 May 2006

    I’m fine now, really. The nightmares are receding, the rash is responding to aromatherapy and I’ve cut back the shrink to once a day.

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