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W H CHONG | August 18, 2015 | MOVIES | |

Why I Dislike Tom Cruise

Wildly successful, Mission: Impossible No.5 has restored the Cruise brand and introduced a blistering heroine to boot. So why don’t I like Tom Superstar?

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W H CHONG | August 14, 2015 | BOOK COVERS | |

The Daniel Day-Lewis of Book Design

Or is he the Paul Thomas Anderson? Anyway, he is one of the world’s true superstars of book design, and you shouldn’t miss seeing him.

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W H CHONG | August 07, 2015 | ART | |

Double Trouble: Photos To Make You Look Twice

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale opens in two weeks. Meanwhile here’s a show that uses photography in an unorthodox way to very unusual effect.

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

Poe Ballantine, recording angel of the American underbelly

Poe Ballantine is a great blues writer: he can make you laugh while his heart is breaking.

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W H CHONG | July 10, 2015 | MUSIC | |

The Voice: best of the Blinds

“Catfight”, tragedy, youthful beauty, scat power. As they say with a wink, Who would you turn for?

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W H CHONG | July 09, 2015 | BOOKS | |

Hot Jane Austen in Silicon Valley

Jim Morgan reads ‘The Underwriting’, a new novel of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, and goes from dismissing it to finding it kind of hot.

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W H CHONG | June 30, 2015 | MOVIES | 1 |

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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