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sunday essay: the uncanny melancholy of empty photographs in the time of coronavirus

Sunday essay: the uncanny melancholy of empty photographs in the time of coronavirus

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Picture:Grzegorz Michalowski/EPA/Poland Out Over the last few weeks, photographs in the news and on social media have documented our behaviour in response to COVID-19. Panic buying of pasta, rice and, surprisingly, toilet paper is represented in empty...
getting creative with less. recipe lessons from the australian women’s weekly during wartime

Getting creative with less. Recipe lessons from the Australian Women’s Weekly during wartime

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Image: Giorgio Trovato/Unsplash Over the past few weeks, Australians have become used to seeing empty shelves in their local supermarkets. Coronavirus-induced panic buying has quickly depleted stocks of products like pasta, rice and flour. Major supermarket...

Sunday essay: projecting light onto a dark history – how mid-century cinema resurrected Port...

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Picture: State Library Victoria Tourism was an early money-spinner in Tasmania, with Port Arthur featuring on travel circuits by the late 1800s. In the years following the penal station’s closure in 1877, an influx of local and...
graphic novels help teens learn about racism, climate change and social justice – here’s a reading list

Graphic novels help teens learn about racism, climate change and social justice – here’s...

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The success of ‘Maus’ made the genre more visible.  Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Comic Con Teen activists worldwide are making headlines for their social justice advocacy on everything from climate change and immigration to substance abuse and LGBTQ issues....
wild butterfly film review: claire murray’s story gives a human face to trauma, drug use and blame culture

Wild Butterfly film review: Claire Murray’s story gives a human face to trauma, drug...

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Wild Butterfly/FanForce Who deserves our compassion and medical care? Does a person who has used drugs deserve a liver transplant … and then a second? What if she’s 24 years old and a mother of...
listen to older voices: ross d. wylie – part 3

Listen To Older Voices: Ross D. Wyllie – Part 3

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    This is part 3 of a 4-part program featuring Australian entertainer, Ross D. Wyllie. In parts 1 & 2 we learned that Ross was born in a small Brisbane suburb in 1944. Largely bought up...
sunday essay: truganini and the bloody backstory to victoria’s first public execution

Sunday essay: Truganini and the bloody backstory to Victoria’s first public execution

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Detail from Truganini/Allen & Unwin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people. In 1839, George Augustus Robinson arrived in Melbourne as Chief Protector of Aborigines for the Port...
save our screens: 3 things government must do now to keep australian content alive

Save our screens: 3 things government must do now to keep Australian content alive

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Picture: The InBESTigators/IMDB Last week, free-to-air broadcaster Seven, embracing the spirit of a petulant teen, stomped its foot and announced it would no longer follow the rules regarding its Australian children’s content obligations. Nine has suggested it...

Sunday essay: a real life experiment illuminates the future of books and reading

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Picture: Peter Clarke, Author provided (No reuse) Books are always transforming. The book we hold today has arrived through a number of materials (clay, papyrus, parchment, paper, pixels) and forms (tablet, scroll, codex, kindle). The book can...
dance nation review: an outrageous depiction of girls grasping their emerging sexuality and power

Dance Nation review: an outrageous depiction of girls grasping their emerging sexuality and power

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Picture: Chris Herzfeld/STCSA Review: Dance Nation, directed by Imara Savage. State Theatre Company South Australia and Belvoir for the Adelaide Festival Dance is at the heart of playwright Clare Barron’s Dance Nation, from the resolutely upbeat...