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

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

W H ChongSep 29, 2015

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

Sex, Private Life and the Photographer

Sex, Private Life and the Photographer

W H ChongSep 11, 2015

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

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015

W H ChongAug 28, 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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The Voice Grand Final, INXS and Why-y-y-y

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

W H ChongAug 28, 2015

And the winning contestant is . . . plus, how to show respect to INXS' sublime "Never Tear Us Apart".

Interview with Creative Superstar, David Pearson

Interview with Creative Superstar, David Pearson

W H ChongAug 21, 2015

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

Melbourne Writers Festival: Top 10

Melbourne Writers Festival: Top 10

W H ChongAug 21, 2015

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

Why I Dislike Tom Cruise

Why I Dislike Tom Cruise

W H ChongAug 18, 2015

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?

The Daniel Day-Lewis of Book Design

The Daniel Day-Lewis of Book Design

W H ChongAug 14, 2015

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.

Double Trouble: Photos To Make You Look Twice

Double Trouble: Photos To Make You Look Twice

W H ChongAug 7, 2015

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.

Poe Ballantine, recording angel of the American underbelly

Poe Ballantine, recording angel of the American underbelly

W H ChongJul 28, 2015

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