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What is a person?

What is a person?

W H ChongApr 13, 2016

In memory of Diana Gribble, on her birthday.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ai Weiwei Won't Shut Up

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ai Weiwei Won’t Shut Up

W H ChongApr 1, 2016

Andy Warhol was an art giant — is Ai Weiwei just standing on his shoulders, or on an altogether different planet?

Whistler's Mom & Other Marketing Exaggerations

Whistler’s Mom & Other Marketing Exaggerations

W H ChongMar 24, 2016 2

The most famous mother in art history comes to the NGV. How good is it?

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Dear Your Eminence Cardinal Pell

Dear Your Eminence Cardinal Pell

W H ChongMar 4, 2016 6

At the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

And the Oscar goes to...plodding investigative journalism! Yeeeahh!!

And the Oscar goes to…plodding investigative journalism! Yeeeahh!!

W H ChongFeb 29, 2016 1

Finally, unflashy is recognized.

Talking About Bowie

Talking About Bowie

W H ChongJan 15, 2016

Encountering Bowie for the first time as children.

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

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

W H ChongNov 28, 2015

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

A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

A Little Defence of Bridge of Spies

W H ChongOct 30, 2015

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

How to Paint a Novelist: Michelle de Kretser

How to Paint a Novelist: Michelle de Kretser

W H ChongOct 20, 2015

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.

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.