Cultural Dissent

By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Jeff Usher is widely regarded as this city's best jazz pianist. In jazz circles he's the cat with the cool fingers. Musicians purse their lips, hum and nod with respect. It isn't hard to see why. His first

By Pat Brewer A leader of the democratic left in Hungary will speak at the Socialist Scholars Conference in Melbourne, July 18-21. Historian and Sovietologist Tamas Krausz, a leader of Left Alternative, will discuss the political and economic

Yaaba Written and directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo With Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouedraogo and Roukietou Academy Twin Cinema, Paddington Reviewed by Norm Dixon Director Idrissa Ouedraogo invites the viewer to become part of the daily life of a

Against the 'silent famine' SYDNEY — A fundraising concert is to help people suffering from famine in Eritrea and the Sudan thanks to the determination of Sydney teenager Kirsty Packham. Concerned that some 27 million people are at threat of

Mates. Five champions of the Labor right talking with Fia Cumming Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1991. 344 pp, $29.95 Reviewed by Steve Painter Keating, Richardson, Carr, Brereton and McLeay, five key figures in the NSW and federal Labor Party during

Kiev em = By Duncan Richardson Rumour has it they're closing you down, Hitler's city Napoleon's town but neither wanted this much from you, no demon terrifies like friends who know what's best. Since Chernobyl's cupolas let go their onion

The Silence of the Lambs Directed by Jonathan Demme Starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn Reviewed by Dave Riley Here's something that will haunt you longer than the taste of popcorn. The story revolves around the pursuit of a

Toward a Transpersonal Ecology: Developing New Foundations For Environmentalism By Warwick Fox Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1990. 380 pp., $32.95 Reviewed by Phil Shannon Some keepers of the secular philosophical and political faiths of

It's a Matter of Survival By Anita Gordon and David Suzuki Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1990. 278 pp., $16.95 Reviewed by Phil Shannon The earth is terribly, possibly terminally, ill. Few people can articulate this with the clarity and passion of

By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — Striding across the railway tracks into the grime and clatter of the Jolimont Train Maintenance Depot is an unusual way to get to a theatre. This is, however, the home of the Melbourne Workers Theatre. "Theatre

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