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Unmarked Tracks: June A monthly Australian music column
by Aaron Curran
“There are no tracks on this part of the Rock. Or if there ever have been tracks, they are long since obliterated.” – Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock.
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We Are The Robots A new epoch of Virtual Reality at the Sydney Film Festival 2017
by Lynden Barber
We are now “in a new epoch, like the birth of cinema,“ says Leo Faber, co-founder of Redfern-based Virtual Reality collective BADFAITH.
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Hey, I Just Wanted To Say For Real Sappho Books’ Poetry Night
by Aden Rolfe
It’s unclear at what point the performance — of poetry, no less — became the best stand-up I’d ever seen. It wasn’t when the poet in question, Eddie Hopely, pulled track pants and a hooded sweatshirt over his suit while being introduced, but that definitely set the mood. It might’ve been when he read out...
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White Out The Centre for Deep Reading takes on Patrick White
by Aden Rolfe
“Almost without exception,” says Nick Keys, “great writing emerges from a reading practice of sustained depth.”
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Mere Women Emotion corralled by sternness, strangeness and beauty
by Kate Hennessy
“Aren’t they that Black Wire band?” a friend asks when I mention Mere Women. “Kind of,” I say. “Not anymore.”
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Revolutions Shepard Fairey
by Justine Landis-Hanley
Fairey has brought his love of dissonance and music to Sydney in his 16-piece exhibition, aptly titled 'Revolutions'.
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Akira Kurosowa’s Stray Dog
by MM
Jin Hien Lau examines Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog.
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Gordon Donaldson Newtown Street Poet in Action
by Mark Mordue
“You gotta let it flow. You’ve got no time to think. I’m just picking up on the energy.”
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War Machine The unwinnable story
by Lauren Carroll Harris
It's hard to make sense of war – its chaos.
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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2017
by Various
Authors to watch out for.
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Theatre of War Focus on Stephen Dupont
by MM
Award-winning conflict photographer Stephen Dupont has devised an impressive new theatrical experience entitled Don’t Look Away.
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More Desperate Ideas for Aussie TV Drama
by Jack Marx
A lawyer conveniently named Newton. Huh.
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