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W H CHONG | January 15, 2016 | UNCATEGORIZED | |

Talking About Bowie

Encountering Bowie for the first time as children.

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W H CHONG | November 28, 2015 | BOOKS | |

A reader’s progress: Blyton, the bush, Randolph Stow and Oxford

A brief bush Bildungsroman: indefatigable reader Jim Morgan traces his evolution as reader.

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

A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

When did Steven Speilberg become Norman Rockwell? When did Tom Hanks become Jimmy Stewart?

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W H CHONG | October 20, 2015 | ART | |

How to Paint a Novelist: Michelle de Kretser

A painter’s notes on making a portrait. Plus, see the author speak about her writing and her portrait, in front of the picture at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

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W H CHONG | September 29, 2015 | BOOKS | |

Magda Szubanski: a famous daughter and her father’s past

Indefatigable reader, Jim Morgan, admires Magda Szubanski’s startling memoir.

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W H CHONG | September 11, 2015 | ART | |

Sex, Private Life and the Photographer

Self-exposing imagery — it’s everywhere! But see how an artist makes nakedness beautiful inside and out. Plus, an instant beach classic.

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W H CHONG | August 28, 2015 | ART | |

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015

Slow down in Ballarat, to a 60th of a second. The Foto Biennale is back, stopping time across the world.

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W H CHONG | August 28, 2015 | MUSIC | |

The Voice Grand Final, INXS and Why-y-y-y

And the winning contestant is . . . plus, how to show respect to INXS’ sublime “Never Tear Us Apart”.

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

Interview with Creative Superstar, David Pearson

How does a great creative mind work? The design superstar tells us, before his appearances in Sydney, Aug 25 and Melbourne, Aug 29.

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

Melbourne Writers Festival: Top 10

Catastrophic! Exotic! Or Graphic! Book something, anything. (But especially No. 5!) Plus, the Festival Director’s picks.

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