December 16, 2013
Tune in and drop out. Sidestep politics into a world of culture podcasts.
December 19, 2012
The passion of Andrew Sullivan. The alpha and omega of Patrick White. The lost masterpiece of Australian literature. The dying words of an art critic.
December 18, 2012 1
Blessings of the podcast: Weekly sex advice, fortnightly language discussions, fashion tips from the streets of New York, New York. And movies, they talk about movies.
November 8, 2012 2
US election explodes into pink and black, browns and yellows, celebrates with huge spliff. And, the death of the political pundit.
October 22, 2012
The drawing: Tony Abbott's furrowed brow.
September 17, 2012
Essential: This is the NPR Terry Gross interview with Michael Lewis publicising Lewis’ piece, Obama’s Way, in October’s Vanity Fair. (The Yanks always seem a month ahead of us.) Pete Souza/The White House. Michael Lewis with President Obama. The article is extreme journalism in which Michael Lewis gets to “loiter” around Obama for six months; […]
August 23, 2012
“We’re all going to be matyrs eventually, but not for nothing.” This was spoken by “Abdul Hakeem Haseen, a formerly clean shaven accountant and the father of two young boys.” Whose father had been jailed — fated for death, or to be used as bait. Hakeem is the commander of a little rebel unit calling […]
July 11, 2012 3
An NY friend passed on this parody and it is too perfect. Two faves: 1) ‘Hurt me,’ she begged, raising her skirt as she bent over my workbench. ‘Very well,’ I replied, ‘You’ve got fat ankles and no dress sense.’ 2) My whole body shuddered as she entered my Man Cave. I really must get […]
July 11, 2012 2
Last night my bus stop was glowing with promise, with stardust. It was the campaign for the albums by the finalists in The Voice, the program that popstar Seal proclaimed as The Greatest Event in Australian Television History. (Channel 9’s hit-beyond-their-wildest-dreams is franchise reality, via the US/Europe, originating as The Voice of Holland.) The backlit […]
June 29, 2012 1
New York Times: Rupert Murdoch confirmed Thursday morning that News Corporation … will proceed with a plan to divide the company in two — separating newspapers like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and The Times of London from the fast-growing entertainment unit. …the entertainment group, which would include cable channels like FX […]