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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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


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