Cultural Dissent

Nuclear Wasteland By Peter Brown I took my child to the nuclear wasteland, to the nuclear wasteland I took my child, and the flowers were blue, and the desert was yellow, while above us the sky rolled, clouds driven by wind. I took my child

By Kaylene Allan As rapacious forestry operations sweep across the tropical forests of the Asia-Pacific, the island composed of Papua New Guinea and West Papua will be amongst their last destinations. By the turn of the century, New Guinea will

The Gifthorse: A critical look at Equal Employment Opportunity in Australia. By Gretchen Poiner and Sue Wills Allen and Unwin. 1991. $16.95. The Promise and the Price: The Struggle for Equal Opportunity in Women's Employment. By Clare Burton

The Removalists By David Williamson Directed by Marcelle Schmitz Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle. Tues-Sat nights until April 13. Reviewed by Ian Bolas "You dead cunt", Kenny yells at the police sergeant who has beaten and humiliated him. It's a

Moir's Gulf Wild and Woolley. 1991. $12.95. Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen When the mainstream media began the six-month march to war last year, cartoonist Alan Moir decided he wasn't going. Instead, he stayed where he was — beside the Sydney

The Nasty Girl Starring Lena Stolze Directed and written by Michael Verhoeven Reviewed by Barry Healy The nasty girl of the title is Sonja Rosenburgen, who outrages the good burgers of the Bavarian town of Pfilzing by digging into the sordid

The Dishwasher ME = By Teresa Dowding When She smiles it's (give us a smile sweetheart) taking a breath or simply desperation and She is blank to survive. Pain transforms Her body (nice legs shame about the face) into an abstraction that

Large Stars Looking Small By Connie Frazer Gasp with shock, you spaced-out wide bright twinklers. Soon there will be more of us than you. Yet consider the power of small things together — as trillions of fleas in a house kept out the

I>The Story of Boys and Girls Directed by Pupi Avati Produced by Antonio Avati Academy Twin Cinema, Paddington (Sydney) Reviewed by Sally Low Remember some seemingly endless all afternoon extended family lunch? Women folk, with some help from

Kitchen Talk Newsletter Published six times per year by Michael and Janet Boddy Subscriptions ($42 per year) from The Bugle Press, Binalong NSW 2584 Reviewed by Dave Riley Food now produced by so few is scrutinised by so many so intently. Its

Nuts By Tom Topor Directed by John Rado With Bede Gwynne, Richard Payten, Geoff Hickey, Nan Vernon, Ted Webster, David Beard, Simon O'Rourke, Paul Van Reyk, Wednesday Kennedy. New Theatre, Sydney Reviewed by Rod Webb By at least one of the

By Harry van Moorst For three days in March, the sleepy old fishing village of Port Fairy comes to life with the ballads, shanties, jigs and reels that characterise Victoria's largest, and Australia's most charming folk festival. Amidst the

Rory McLeod, currently touring Australia, entertains not only with his skills as a guitarist, harmonica player, tap dancer, spoon player and vocalist but also with the stories told in his songs, many of which he writes himself. He has performed in

The March 5 issue of Green Left carried a review of Dances With Wolves which called it "a refreshing alternative to the usual Hollywood stereotyping of indigenous Americans". In the United States — where the film has now collected a bagful of

Awakenings Directed by Penny Marshall With Robert De Niro and Robyn Williams Reviewed by Dave Riley Who are you? In most senses you could define yourself relative to other people — with whom you work, live or share an outlook. But there is

Not This Time By Ken Setter Not this time can poets write of gallant battles fought man to man all for one and one for all. Not this time this high tech so-called surgical precision distance bombing done at night only they can see a

Berkeley in the Sixties Directed and produced by Mark Kitchell Kitchell Films in association with POV Theatrical Films. Colour and black and white, 16mm, 117 minutes. Rating PG. State Film Theatre, East Melbourne. Valhalla, Sydney. Reviewed by

Man Without Pigs A film by Chris Owen AFI Cinema, Paddington (Sydney) Reviewed by David Brazil After 12 years away university, John Waiko, a member of the Binandere clan, returns to Tabara, a tiny village in the dense tropical rainforest on the

Technology for outback By Angela Matheson The Remote Area Developments Group, from Murdoch University's Institute for Environmental Science, is installing technologically innovative laundry, toilet and hot water facilities in Aboriginal camps in

The Bhundu Boys Tues, April 9, Old Lion Hotel, Adelaide Wed April 10, Fly By Night Club, Fremantle Thurs, April 11, Ozone Bar, Perth Fri, April 12, The Club, Melbourne Sat, April 13, Central Club, Melbourne Sun, April 14, Darling Harbour,

TABARAN Not Drowning, Waving and the musicians of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Featuring George Telek Available on LP, cassette and CD through WEA Records Reviewed by Norm Dixon I was apprehensive about Melbourne band Not Drowning, Waving's new

Flirting Written and directed by John Duigan Starring Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton and Nicole Kidman Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen If you're the school dag, there are various alternatives: brazen it out; let everyone get on top of you; or go off

Political prisoners magazine By Mike Heaney MELBOURNE — A new magazine, Voices of Political Prisoners, was launched here last month at a benefit dinner for the International Coalition for the Defence of Political Prisoners. Activists from

Multicultural film guide Insights is a guide to films and videos, made since 1980, reflecting many aspects of Australia's complex society and history. The titles have been arranged into categories including Multiculturalism — an overview,

Blood on Their Banner: Nationalist Struggles in the South Pacific By David Robie Pluto Press. 313 pp. $19.95 Reviewed by Robin Osborne A group of villagers declaring their people's independence by raising a flag on a homemade pole has become

The Trials of Life Channel 2 The Life Revolution SBS Reviewed by Dave Riley When someone allocates credit for the widespread resistance to logging of old growth forests, some of it must fall to the television "nature" documentary. No matter

The crow singing Hark, a crow singing. Listen: a stream racing. A young sparrow's tone amongst the waves' crashing foam — this movement of mind is split. The funny and the witty bloom with the ugly and pretty, and greedy piggies continue

Folk festival draws the crowds By Adam Hanieh ADELAIDE — The 25th National Folk Festival was held at Flinders University over the Easter weekend. Folk music encourages audience participation, and this festival was no exception. There were

By Kerry Parnell SYDNEY — The annual Lesbian and Gay Mardi Gras has emerged as an important cultural institution and, according to professional archivist Kimberly O'Sullivan, it is important that its history doesn't slip away. Two years ago, an

By Jeremy Lawson The seminar was held in the plush offices of the local council. I could pick out the other invitees from the people who normally did business in the building. The receptionist had no trouble doing the same. She silently

Pretty Smart em = By Lachlan Irvine This white feller, he's pretty smart. Got all the education, all the money; But what he does with it sometimes To me it can seem pretty funny. Give our young boys grog, then lock 'em away, Make 'em feel

Peter Hicks — Debut Album Lyrics by Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Featuring National Labour Day Song Award winner "One More Day Than Them" Stonewall ST066, $15 Reviewed by Bruce Marlowe In Australia songs of solidarity and protest have found

Story by Angela Matheson Photo by Lisa Iley SYDNEY — Street performers at Circular Quay are downing unicycles and banding together to protest against the threatened banning of busking. Shopkeepers annoyed by large crowds gathering at

Agenda for Change: An International Analysis of Industrial Relations in Transition Edited by John Niland and Oliver Clarke Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 1991. Paperback, 208pp. Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg Using a series of case studies of industrial

An Unwinnable War Against Drugs: The Politics of Decriminalisation By Terry Carney, Les Drew, John Mathews, Stephen Mugford and Alex Wodak Pluto Press. 73 pp. $6.95 Reviewed by Barry Healy As the cost of the "drug war" is counted up in the number

The Incredible Exploding Man By John Jiggens Reviewed by Angela Matheson The larger than life events surrounding the Hilton bombing and subsequent trial and conviction of Tim Anderson are the subject of The Incredible Exploding Man. Anderson was

The Boots Are Marching EM = By Ken Setter A million boots are marching Treading new ground And the earth trembles If you want to live in peace they say Prepare for war. We have depleted the land Poisoned the rivers Still men around the

By Dave Riley As new flavours go, the taste of the TV '90s is short courses in Australian comedy. Each skit and impersonation feeds an upwardly mobile giggle streak where each guffaw and chuckle rates with McNair Anderson. Undergraduate revue and

When things balance em = By Paul Buckberry The report on TV was heard while a lone vulture bore witness to death. He was pampered. He witnessed destruction, cities made of matchsticks: again he gorged. He witnessed green puss drain into the

The Return of Scarcity: Strategies for an Economic Future By Dr H.C. Coombs University of Cambridge Press, 1990 Reviewed by Malcolm Abbot Collected in this book are nine essays written by "Nugget" Coombs since his retirement as governor of the

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