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W H CHONG | June 30, 2015 | MOVIES | |

A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

The excellent ‘Love and Mercy’, not only offers the story of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, it wonders about the mystery of art, and why we need, and do, it.

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W H CHONG | June 26, 2015 | ART | |

The Trumpet of Modernism in the Art of Australia

How noisy is a triumph? Does male is Modernism, and does look like the past in the 21st century?

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W H CHONG | May 21, 2015 | BOOKS | |

Books: The Bush, shearing and two thrilling thrillers

The indefatigable reader Jim Morgan on the latest books by Don Watson, Stephen Daisley, Catherine Chanter and Michael Connelly.

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W H CHONG | May 21, 2015 | ART | |

The Art of Myuran Sukumaran: dispatches from emotional battle lines

Thinking about the emotive art of a condemned prisoner while on holiday in Jogjakarta.

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W H CHONG | March 26, 2015 | BOOKS | |

David Walsh’s excellent literary adventures

What does Australia’s greatest contemporary artist do next? Make a literary splash, on walls and in print.

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W H CHONG | March 20, 2015 | DRAWINGS | |

I.M. Malcolm Fraser, with drawings

He stood out, he stood up. He was a big man of the old school.

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W H CHONG | February 02, 2015 | BOOKS | |

For Valentine’s: The Books of Love, and other genres

A gift for Valentine’s Day: A book of Australian love poetry, or love stories. Or check our shortlists of the best books we read last year.

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W H CHONG | January 23, 2015 | LIVE | |

The Joy of House Concerts

Sick of sticky carpet? Experience the joy of a house concert. The wonderful instrumentalists, The String Contingent, will be playing houses here and there over the next few weeks. Or find a house concert near you.

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W H CHONG | January 16, 2015 | ART | |

Summer Art Shortlist

Diligently enjoying the holidays I neglected posting. Here’s my summer art recommendations while the year is still half in bed and the roads are loose. Cartoons Are Us David Shrigley : Life and Life Drawing at NGV St Kilda Rd till Mar 15 Mambo: 30 years of shelf indulgence at NGV Fed Sq till Feb [...]

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W H CHONG | November 27, 2014 | POLITICS | |

Vote 1: D1 and D2

Duh and Doh. Dull and Duller. Drab and Drabber. The choices are sad. (Though, according to the Age, it’s our own fault that we haven’t got aspirants with “genuine answers and visions”.)

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