Cultural Dissent

Resources The first issue of the New Zealand journal greenstone includes a Third World critique of tourism, an interview with Jonathon Porrit, an article on bio-harmonic buildings and an analysis of the impact of GATT talks on the international

No Pain, No Gain? Sport and Australian Culture By Dr Jim McKay Prentice Hall, 1991. 189 pp. $24.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Sport tells lies. According to Jim McKay, sport is a social prop to the domination of capitalist ideas and values.

By Norm Dixon Australian audiences have another opportunity to enjoy the vibrant and liberating musical culture of South Africa from the 11 members of Mango Groove, now on tour. Like the other recent South African tourists, Lucky Dube and

Women's Circus leaps ahead By Melanie Sjoberg MELBOURNE — The big top, straw, hard seats, clowns, lion tamers? No, the Women's Circus is very different from the traditional circus. Up to 70 women leap, tumble, juggle, fly and more —

Medicare Blues (with thanks to Elvis for the tune) em = By Phil Shannon Oh, people let's reform your costly Medicare Put a few co-payments in and watch it shred 'n' tear Oh let's reform your ... Medicare I don't want to be a Hewson 'cause

Roots music rules, OK! By Norm Dixon Enthusiasts of roots music — blues, r&b, gospel soul, jazz, zydeco, cajun, Tex-Mex, Afro-Latin and music from Africa and the Caribbean — are getting organised. The OK Music Association has been formed

Women, Jazz, Today SYDNEY — A two-day festival celebrating women composers, leaders and improvisers in contemporary jazz is to take place on November 14 and 15. It is being organised by the Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) and

Anticlimax: A feminist perspective on the sexual revolution By Sheila Jeffreys The Women's Press Ltd, London. Reviewed by Melanie Sjoberg "Male supremacy is centred around the act of sexual intercourse ... justified by heterosexual practice",

Family Matters Directed by Jiri Svoboda Made in Czechoslovakia, 1990. Subtitled Showing at the 1991 Australian Jewish Film Festival Melbourne November 9-24, Trak Cinema Sydney November 16-December 1 AFI Cinema, Paddington Reviewed by Steve

Joe Orton three ways Ménage à Trois: an evening with Joe Orton Missing Link Productions Crossroads Theatre, Darlinghurst, Sydney Tues-Sat until Nov 17 Reviewed by Philip Bilton-Smith If it does nothing else, Ménage à

By Nigel D'Souza Melanie Sjoberg's review of Jungle Fever in Green Left Issue No. 32 has missed the point. It was limited by a narrow, anti-sexist perspective and consequently could not have picked up the rich messages about racism, sexism and

Judith Lucy in Melbourne Supporting Julian Clary (a gay comedian known as "Britain's Second Favourite Queen") on a recent tour was a particularly pleasurable experience for feminist comedian Judith Lucy. In a scene still dominated by humour of the

Songs of the Blue Mountains Denis Kevans went to the Blue Mountains to live in 1983. He started walking through the valleys and tracks of the Wentworth Falls areas. "I saw a vein of orange ironstone in a slab of weathered sandstone, and I thought

A Man with Connections By Alexander Gelman Thalia Theatre Company at the Lookout Theatre Club, Sydney Tues-Sun Reviewed by Philip Bilton-Smith A Man with Connections was written by Alexander Gelman, a personal friend of Mikhail Gorbachev, in

Prospero's Books Written and directed by Peter Greenaway Adapted from Shakespeare's The Tempest Starring Sir John Gielgud, Isabelle Pasco, Michael Clarke To be shown at Melbourne's Kino and cinemas in other cities around Christmas Reviewed by

Mango Groove Playing at the Palace, Melbourne, on November 13, ANU Bar, Canberra, on November 14 and at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney, on November 16 Reviewed by Norm Dixon Mango Groove, one of South Africa's premier pop groups, has been described

forever young em = By Phil McManus each day we move toward our death, each night the darkness closes in, we grow a little older and death's domain is extended. death cannot touch the staff at McDonald's. they age like clothing models in

La Stazione Directed by Sergio Rubini With Sergio Rubini, Ennio Fantastichini and Margherita Buy Reviewed by Kim Spurway This is yet another tale of the princess and the pauper, and of two men fighting for one woman Domenico (Sergio Rubini) is

ices of Dissent By Andrea Sharam The market commodifies not only art but also artists. However, there are times of greater or lesser tension between the artist and the process of cooption. During the 1960s and 1970s forms such as performance

Mysteries from the Cold War Open Verdict: An Account of 25 Mysterious Deaths in the Defence Industry By Tony Collins Sphere Books, $12.99 (pb) Reviewed by Mark Delmege Remember a few years ago the mystery deaths of the British Marconi

By Carla Gorton PERTH — Despite the uncertainty that Perth community radio station 6RTR FM (previously 6UVS FM) faced at the beginning of 1991, it is finishing the year off in style. The station launches into a week-long radiothon on

Martha and I Directed by Jiri Weiss (Germany/France, 1990) True Confections Directed by Gail Singer (Canada, 1991) Showing at the Second Jewish Film Festival Until December 1 AFI Cinema, Paddington, Sydney Reviewed by Vivienne Porzsolt

Fred Hollows, an autobiography With Peter Corris John Kerr, 1991. 240 pp. $29.95 Reviewed by Stephen Robson Fred Hollows has been showered with accolades such as Australian of the Year and Humanist of the Year. One is left with the impression,

By Norm Dixon AEIOU Akona Te Reo [Learn the language] Too many tears, for too many years We've been crying alone Now's the time to make up your mind Listen to your own If you learn about yourself and your history Know where you come from,

By David Roberts In the early 1980s, the National Library of Australia in Canberra was collecting widely in the areas of British social history, local history and genealogy. Having acquired the excellent Clifford Collection of English Catholic and

The Sweet Breath of Freedom em = By Peter Hicks and Geoff Francis Early one November morning, The people there, most of them poor, They prayed for the soul of their brother Shot dead only two weeks before. As they stood there by his graveside,

Saving the earth for everyone Save the Earth Edited by Jonathon Porritt Angus & Robinson, 1991, 208 pp. $39.95 (hb) Reviewed by Amanda Toland Save the Earth is both a dramatic statement of the damage already done to the earth and a desperate

Accompanied by Neil Murray, Dave Steel, Andrew O'Phee, and Bart Willoughby and Murray Cook from Mixed Relations, Aboriginal musician KEV CARMODY launched his new album, Eulogy (for a black person), before a full house at Sydney's Rose Shamrock and

Sweetown Red Shed Company Directed by Cath McKinnon Tuesday-Saturday until December 7 at Red Shed, 45 Cardwell St, Adelaide Reviewed by Liam Mitchell Red Shed has been entertaining Adelaide for five years with original Australian theatre.

Arresting Shadows em = By Duncan Richardson Women bring out plywood figures of the disappeared, black silhouettes fill the streets, they know their way these shields in human shape confronting the batons, watercannon, machine-guns, with

Whose belly laughed? Political Speak By Paul Lyneham With cartoons by Ron Tandberg ABC Books, 1991 89pp. $9.95 pb Reviewed by Tracy Sorensen ABC TV's Paul Lyneham seems to have become a "media personality". Why? His humour, his insight, his

Disappearing Charity Donations in Adelaide By Norman Barber Earth Friend Press. 1991 Reviewed by David Munn In 1981 the Adelaide Central Mission refused to give free second-hand furniture to a group of people who had recently moved into a group

Beware of Excellencies: A cautionary tale for Amnesty letter writers em = By Duncan Richardson Beware of Excellencies whose addresses cover A4 envelopes titles and sub-titles bulging with double bullet-proof vests. Beware especially of

Doing Well by Doing Good By Derek Tribe Reviewed by Craig Cormick Last month, October 16, was World Food Day — and on that day almost one billion people in the world went hungry, and more than 40,000 died from hunger-related diseases. For

Aftershocks Workers Cultural Action Committee Civic Playhouse, Newcastle, until November 30 Reviewed by Philip Bilton-Smith Aftershocks is six actors on a bare stage telling stories surrounding the collapse of the Newcastle Workers Club in the

By Peter Boyle When progressive Israeli film maker Orna Ben-Dor Niv took her most acclaimed film, Because of That War, to the US, she found a reluctance among many more liberal Jews to come to the film. They were suspicious that this was going

The sun em = Upik Pelangi We left our ancestors' land. For the sun was no longer friendly. We made for the city to find again the friendliness of the sun. It was a foggy morning. The sun having not smiled in full yet we stepped into a

Pictures of Cambodia Horrendous stories of killings and hardship under Khmer Rouge oppression in Cambodia have shocked the world for two decades. Nevertheless, life goes on for the Cambodian people. Australians now have an opportunity to see the

Trust Written and directed by Hal Hartley Produced by Bruce Weiss Starring Adrienne Shelly and Martin Donovan Reviewed by Mario Giorgetti Hal Hartley's first successful film, The Unbelievable Truth, an off-beat romantic comedy set in Long

Timely pamphlet on Timor Opening Up. Travellers' impressions of East Timor 1989-1991 Edited and compiled by Kirsty Sword and Pat Walsh Australia East Timor Association. 1991. 50 pp. $5 Available from AETA, PO Box 93, Fitzroy 3065 Reviewed by

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