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Garner and Gaita in conversation (Against chicken factories)

Garner and Gaita in conversation (Against chicken factories)

How do you stop a chicken factory? Part of the answer lies in seeing Helen Garner and Raimond Gaita talking.

Anna Krien, sex, sport and consent

Anna Krien, sex, sport and consent

"Dickwhipped," grey zones and interpreting smiles. Anna Krien talking with Helen Garner at the Wheeler.

Sisters Do It for Themselves (at the inaugural Stella Prize)

Sisters Do It for Themselves (at the inaugural Stella Prize)

Men need not apply. The inaugural $50,000 Stella Prize night -- a sense of sisterhood, and the $10,000 giveaway that made it real.

A drawing a day: Ramona Koval’s “archaeology of the self”

A drawing a day: Ramona Koval’s “archaeology of the self”

The drawing: Ramona Koval, the readers' reader

Water, water everywhere (An illustrated tour of the Victorian countryside)

Water, water everywhere (An illustrated tour of the Victorian countryside)

I think it was Helen Garner who relayed this performance-anecdote by philosopher and author Raimond Gaita. Gaita grew up around the country Victorian town of Baringhup — his childhood story became the memoir which became the film Romulus, My Father. (Eric Bana played the troubled Romulus, young Raimond was played with heartbreaking delicacy by Kodi […]