Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tent Dwellers come to Sydney.

Small communities of tent dwellers are popping up -and being moved along – on Sydney’s city fringe. One of Australia’s leading experts says they are victims of the housing crisis. Continue reading

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The Review of The Review rides again.

Recently I started another blog that I will be keeping in parallel to this. It’s called The Review of The New York Review of Books. The idea is by writing “meta-reviews” of the reviews in the NYRB we can start from where … Continue reading

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Sydney College of Arts Painting Studio a “Protégé factory… Gripped by dogmatism”

A student of the Sydney College of the Arts, speaking on the condition of anonymity, has said that the Sydney College of Arts Painting Studio suffers from an “anti-aesthetic” orthodoxy that stifles the development of its students. Describing his place … Continue reading

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Fuck Forbes and his Stupid Magazine.

    When Kristina Keneally and Wayne Swan opened the Forbes conference in Sydney on Wednesday September 19, they were welcoming to Sydney a collection of what were without doubt some of world’s biggest and shiniest knobs. Among them was the … Continue reading

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What are we afraid of?

Had a story I’m quite pleased with, about why it is stupid to hate refugees, published in the latest City Hub Understanding the kneejerk racist responses the issue of refugees evokes from large sections of the Australian public is the first … Continue reading

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