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W H CHONG | December 02, 2013 | ART | |

The Joy of Martin Sharp

His art made naughtiness fun, psychedelia even more psychedelic and Sydney a city of joy. (Martin Sharp 1942-2013)

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W H CHONG | December 02, 2013 | BOOKS | |

Pure Gold Baby: Margaret Drabble’s golden years

Jim Morgan reads Margaret Drabble’s latest novel and Mungo MacCallum’s analysis of the last election. How things have changed…

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W H CHONG | November 28, 2013 | LIVE | |

Wagner Wrap: Götterdämmerung, gotta boomerang?

Now that Melbourne’s Ring has been levelled after the climactic immolation, Ian Britain inspects the ashes and entrails. State Theatre until 6 December.

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W H CHONG | November 27, 2013 | ART | |

America: Star-Spangled Exhibition

Paradise regained for lovers of old-school painting. “America: Painting a Nation” AGNSW until 9 Feb 2014.

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W H CHONG | November 22, 2013 | LIVE | |

Chilly outside, searing inside (Die Walküre)

Turbans, velvet and leather, and that’s just the audience. But as Brünhilde and Co attain searing intensity, costumes can go to blazes. By Ian Britain.

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W H CHONG | November 20, 2013 | ART | |

Yes, Ono, Yes

Yoko Ono’s lifetime of hi and lo, sun and shadow art converts this sceptic. MCA until 23 Feb 2014.

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W H CHONG | November 20, 2013 | LIVE | |

Wagner in Melbourne: tall-poppy-lopping

Ian Britain attends “Das Rheingold” and notes the triumph of the demotic — the audience is t-shirts over stuffed shirts and the lady sings in a beige tweed suit.

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W H CHONG | November 17, 2013 | ART | |

FILM: Only as good as it looks

Photochemical film is on the verge of extinction. Tacita Dean, one of Britain’s foremost artists, shows “FILM,” an homage to her expiring medium. At ACCA till Nov 24.

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W H CHONG | November 06, 2013 | BOOKS | 2 |

Unsatisfactory Kiwis, and love in Queensland

Ever bookish JIM MORGAN part reads Eleanor Catton’s Booker winner “The Luminaries,” and tackles new books by Lloyd Jones (A History of Silence) and Alex Miller (Coal Creek). The Kiwis don’t come out well.

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W H CHONG | October 28, 2013 | MUSIC | 2 |

It’s Velvet, Underground

Why Lou Reed mattered.

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