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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.

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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.

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?

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