Cultural Dissent

City of Hope Written and directed by John Sayles Starring Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Blanco, Joe Morton and Angela Bassett At the Mandolin Cinema, Sydney Reviewed by Barry Healy John Sayles launches a full frontal assault on the myth of the

The American Clock By Arthur Miller Directed by Kevin Jackson New Theatre, 542 King St, Newtown Fridays and Saturdays 8.15 p.m., Sundays 5.30 p.m. Reviewed by Emlyn Jones This absorbing production is the result of director Kevin Jackson's

House of Glass By Pramoedya Ananta Toer Penguin, 1992. 340 pp. $16.95 Reviewed by Stephen Robson Those already acquainted with the previous volumes in the quartet have eagerly awaited this final novel. Translated by Max Lane, the first of

Our dear old Queen em = By Denis Kevans I really love Australia's deal old Queen, Our dear old Queen gets dearer, as you know, Our dear old Queen's the dearest Queen of all, She's far too bloody dear, she's got to go.

Barton Fink Directed by Joel Coen Written by Joel and Ethan Coen Starring John Turturro and John Goodman Reviewed by Ulrike Erhardt Barton Fink is all about heads. Heads that think, drink, feel superior or inferior and sometimes get chopped

Orwell: the authorised biography By Michael Shelden Heinemann, 1991. $45. Reviewed by Craig Brittain Over the years I've read a number of biographies that seemed just about perfect: Dotson Rader's beautiful portrait of Tennessee Williams,

By Way of Deception: An Insider's Devastating Expose of the MOSSAD By Claire Hoy and Victor Ostrovsky Arrow Books Ltd, London. 1991. $12.95 (pb) Reviewed by Mark Delmege This is a book I would recommend to anyone interested in the Middle

By Norm Dixon Renowned throughout Africa and Europe for spectacular concerts, Youssou N'Dour and the 12-piece Le Super Etoile De Dakar are touring in March. N'Dour, an undisputed "superstar" of World Music, is credited with doing more to

Aboriginal Health and Society: the Traditional and Contemporary Aboriginal Struggle for Better Health By Sherry Saggers and Dennis Gray Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1991 Reviewed by Nick Everett "Aboriginal health is a political issue", argue

Green It Up returns By Maurice Sibelle BRISBANE — Brisbane's weekly infotainment night, Green It Up, opened with a bang on February 27. The Celtic Club, packed with supporters of Green Left Weekly, eagerly listened to the sounds of the

Adelaide Festival and Fringe season begins By Liam Mitchell Adelaide is once more being treated to an extraordinary array of talent in performances from all over the world at the Adelaide Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The

Changing Our Lives: Women working in the women's movement 1970-1990 Edited by Maud Cahill and Christine Dann Bridget Williams Books, NZ, 1991 Reviewed by Bronwen Beechey Reading this book was a nostalgic and enjoyable experience. Like the 21

By Barb Kempnich ADELAIDE — The city's newest women's venue, the Red Shed, will present its next Women Performing on Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. Among the performers will be Dani Burbrook singing original music of a contemporary flavour,

Healing the planet: Strategies for resolving the environmental crisis By Paul and Anne Ehrlich. New York: Addison-Wesley, 1991. $US29.95 Reviewed by Craig Brittain Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, a best-seller first published in 1968, got

Cannibalism just for laughs Delicatessen Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro and Gilles Adrien Starring Julie Clapet, Dominique Pinon and Jean-Claude Dreyfuss Reviewed by Ulrike Erhardt

Facts and figures on industrial relations Industrial Relations at Work: The Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey Published by the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations Australian Government Publishing Service, 1991. 366

The Clatter of Wooden Clogs The Clatter of Wooden Clogs By Hugh O'Sullivan Published by the Australian Young Christian Workers Movement. $13 Reviewed by John Jegorow The title is deceptive. "What's a worker worth?" and "Tomorrow is

October Surprise: America's Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan By Gary Sick Times Books, Random House, 1991. 278 pp. US$23 Reviewed by Mark Delmege In 1980, the Reagan-Bush campaign team conspired with Israel and Iran against

Ask for the Captain Written by Ljiljana Ortolja Directed by David Baird Performed by Handspan Theatre Victoria Arts Centre Reviewed by Peter Boyle With a brave mix of puppetry, mime and acting, Handspan Theatre has tried to give some

New World Order, or who eats whom For some, the collapse of "socialism" in eastern Europe supports the belief that communism is unworkable, and that people are basically corrupt, or at least corruptible. For supporters of George Bush, it

The Stories of Eva Luna By Isabel Allende Penguin, 1991. 227 pp. $12.95 Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Told in the hyperbolic style of folktales, the stories in this volume are diverse and colourful. In structure, some of them are not unlike

Deterring Democracy By Noam Chomsky Verso, 1991. 421 pp. $49.95 (hb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon The Cold War is over. The Soviet Beast is slain. Now all the happy citizens of the New World Order can live in peace, freedom and democracy. This,

By Norm Dixon Cuba's annual Jazz Plaza Festival, taking place March 27-29 in Havana, is to feature an array of the some the world's finest contemporary jazz artists. Some of the most notable hail from the United States, and their attendance is

By Karen Fletcher BRISBANE — Local singer/songwriter Ruth Apelt won the National Labour Day Song Award at the Labour Day Concert in Melbourne on March 9. "Mama's Out Walkin'", a song which celebrates the newly found freedom of a formerly

Admission Impossible By Alec Morgan A Film Australia production in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Screening on ABC TV Sunday, March 29, 8.30 p.m. Reviewed by Barry Healy This short documentary delves into the

Island in the storm Edited by Gail Reed Ocean Press. 200 pp. $19.95 Reviewed by Stephen Robson The Cuban Communist Party's Fourth Congress was held in October 1991, at the time of the most severe economic crisis since the revolution 33 years

Difficult Women Budinski's Theatre of Exile 388 Brunswick St, Fitzroy March 24 & 31. Bookings 417 4791. Cost $6 Reviewed by Jolyon Campbell Above an unobtrusive cafe in Fitzroy is the current home of a small but original theatre company.

Bite Pull Suck The One Extra Dance Company The Performance Space, Sydney Directed by Graham Watson and Julie-Anne Long Choreographed by Sue Healey, Sue Peacock and Julie-Anne Long Until April 5 Reviewed by Angela Matheson Choreographer

Backfire: The CIA's Biggest Burn By Ron Ridenour Jose Marti Publishing House, Havana, 1991. 174 pp. $5.00 Reviewed by Steve Painter This is the story of one of the CIA's most embarrassing, and least publicised, incidents: its infiltration by

By Bronwen Beechey MELBOURNE — The Age Comedy Festival has become a major event on the festival circuit. This year it features such treats as Bea Arthur from the popular Golden Girls TV comedy series, and regular events like the Charity Gala

Amongst Equals By Tom Zubrycki available on illegal video throughout Australia Reviewed by Barry Healy Tom Zubrycki has produced a revealing work about the Australian trade union movement. But it reveals more in what is passed over and in the

Farewell Perestroika: A Soviet Chronicle By Boris Kagarlitsky Verso. 1990. $29.95. Reviewed by Sally Low That the reform process in the Soviet Union is currently under threat can be read in just about any Western newspaper you choose to pick

Coming soon Rory McLeod is back in Australia and is touring with Kev Carmody. A coming issue of Green Left will have an interview with Rory on folk music, politics and cultural dissent. Rory and Kev will be playing at Groome Park Hotel,

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Directed by Beeban Kidron Based on the novel by Jeanette Winterson Academy Twin Cinemas 1991 National Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Reviewed by Stephanie Miller Oranges is the witty, optimistic, sometimes sad

Cambodia — the Betrayal By John Pilger Reviewed by Helen Jarvis ABC Television finally screened John Pilger's latest film on Sunday night. Although Pilger is Australian, we only got to see it months after it was shown in more than 30 other

Blood and Oil Forever By Phil Shannon (Lyrics adapted from "Stars and Stripes Forever" by J.P. Sousa) From the forests of Vietnam to the deserts of Iraq We will fight for good old Uncle Sam we will pillage, loot and sack We have liberated

The Bombs Falling on You Are Friendly By Rosemary Evans How it must annoy and fluster To be killed by bombs called cluster, By your own side, land so free, Bringing real democracee! When to smash Iraq you're trying (Yet through Yankee bombs

The Golden Braid The Golden Braid Directed by Paul Cox Written by Paul Cox and Barry Dickens Based on a story by Guy de Maupassant Reviewed by Debra Wirth Perhaps if director Paul Cox, in introducing his latest film at the premier in Sydney,

Top copter By Willy Bach Matt black Sinister Science fiction Marvel of Technology Obsolete Carrion angels of the evil empire Door gunners Of the Fourth Reich Video game missiles Bearers of poisonous Message And the Ace of Spades

Third World Guide 91/92 Published by Instituto del Tercer Mundo Uruguay, 1990. 612 pp. Paperback. $50. Distributed by Bushbooks, 45 Vista Ave, Copacabana NSW 2251, ph (043) 82 1899. Reviewed by Peter Boyle In 1980, a group of independent