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Raj Patel: Messiah? Or Sydney Writers Festival guest…?

Raj Patel: Messiah? Or Sydney Writers Festival guest…?

So you may have heard about author Raj Patel being deemed a Messiah by a religious group after appearing on The Colbert Report recently. Well I have heard more exciting rumours, that Patel – the author of The Value of Nothing – will be gracing our shores at Sydney Writers Festival this year. The program for the […]

The Human Zoo

The Human Zoo

Another photographic excerpt from my project with Sudeep Lingamneni. These photographs are (c) Sudeep Lingamneni 2009. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission. See more here, here, here, and here.

‘Yoofs’ Occupying Time

‘Yoofs’ Occupying Time

Another photographic excerpt from my project with Sudeep Lingamneni. These photographs are (c) Sudeep Lingamneni 2008. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission. See more here, here, and here. Tomorrow … a ‘responsive’ interview with Melbourne writer Josephine Rowe.

Fashion (turn to the left)

Fashion (turn to the left)

Another photographic excerpt from my project with Sudeep Lingamneni. These photographs are (c) Sudeep Lingamneni 2008. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission. See more here, and here.

Fix

Fix

Another photographic excerpt from my project with Sudeep Lingamneni. These photographs are (c) Sudeep Lingamneni 2008. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission. See more here.

Spotless

Spotless

 A photographic excerpt from my project with Sudeep Lingamneni. These photographs are (c) Sudeep Lingamneni 2008. Please do not copy or reproduce without permission.

Capitalism is funny – a review of Max Barry’s <i>Company</i>

Capitalism is funny – a review of Max Barry’s Company

Company, Max Barry, Scribe, 9781921215643, 2008 (Aus, US) Jones joins Zephyr as an enthusiastic employee, without even knowing what the company does. This doesn’t seem to be an odd thing at Zephyr, where Jones’ coworkers in the Training Sales department just accept that Zephyr is a ‘holdings’ company, and get on with their menial, perpetual […]

<i>Eat the Document</i> by Dana Spiotta

Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta

Picador, 2008, 9780330448291 (Aus, US) Mary sits in a dingy motel room in 1972 trying to figure out who she’s going to be. It is difficult to choose a name. She needs to be faceless, to blend. She needs to appear bland, harmless. No that she had meant to do any harm. In 1998 Jason […]

I’m Afraid of the Five-Blade Razor – Book Review and Commentary

I’m Afraid of the Five-Blade Razor – Book Review and Commentary

Affluenza: When Too Much is Never Enough – Clive Hamilton and Richard Denniss. Allen & Unwin, 2005, 9781741146714 (Aus, US/Kindle) Three years ago Clive Hamilton half-jokingly referred to the possibility of the five-blade razor. It comes as no surprise that his prediction has come true, and emphasises why Affluenza continues to be an extremely relevant […]