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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.

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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.

The Voice: best of the Blinds

The Voice: best of the Blinds

W H ChongJul 10, 2015

"Catfight", tragedy, youthful beauty, scat power. As they say with a wink, Who would you turn for?

Hot Jane Austen in Silicon Valley

Hot Jane Austen in Silicon Valley

W H ChongJul 9, 2015

Jim Morgan reads 'The Underwriting', a new novel of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, and goes from dismissing it to finding it kind of hot.

A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

A Beach Boy and the Mystery of Art

W H ChongJun 30, 20151 Comment

The excellent 'Love and Mercy', not only offers the story of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, it wonders about the mystery of art, and why we need, and do, it.

The Trumpet of Modernism in the Art of Australia

The Trumpet of Modernism in the Art of Australia

W H ChongJun 26, 2015

How noisy is a triumph? Does male is Modernism, and does look like the past in the 21st century?

Books: The Bush, shearing and two thrilling thrillers

Books: The Bush, shearing and two thrilling thrillers

W H ChongMay 21, 2015

The indefatigable reader Jim Morgan on the latest books by Don Watson, Stephen Daisley, Catherine Chanter and Michael Connelly.

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