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By Willy Bach If you ever get to rub shoulders with the rich and privileged or those aspiring to be, you will be amazed at the way they speak about and on behalf of the rest of society. It all sounds a little callous when they speak about the

By Karen Fletcher Courtroom Television Network will be launched next month on US cable TV. The brainchild (half-brainchild?) of Yale Law School graduate and legal journalist Steven Brill, the network is designed to bring "real life courtroom drama"

Below the Line By Eric Willmot Hutchinson, 202 pp. $12.95 Reviewed by Robin Osborne A novel by an Aborigine about an Indonesian invasion of Australia simply has to be interesting, especially when the author is as wellknown as this one.

The Sheltering Sky Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci The Sheltering Sky, the soundtrack of the motion picture Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and Richard Horowitz Virgin Records. Available on CD and cassette Reviewed by Susan Mackie This story of

White Chrysanthemums — No longer flavour of the month em = By Willy Bach Human Rights In polystyrene As we walked In sombre file Remember Savage slaughter Tienanmen Just two years ago And no-one wants To know Broken bodies That don't

The alternative folk scene has found a new venue in Sydney: the Resistance Centre's Cultural Dissent evenings. Featuring acts like the south coast women's acoustic band the Strummettes, the Anglo-Celtic folk band Taliesin and left-wing songwriter

The seven day song cycle One: the wisdom of Solamundy em = By Tony Smith This is the tale of a man called David. At his black birth they estimated that things seemed well enough on Monday. Schooled, trained, but not indoctrinated his heart

By Kaarin Davies-Cassin Australian band Mixed Relations will not be touring France this month. Because of overspending by the French government on the Gulf War, half the gigs were cancelled. Steve Pauner, the band's manager, explained, "We were

Communications for Progress By Graham Lane 1990. 152 pp. $22 Available from Pegasus Networks, PO Box 424, Byron Bay NSW 2481 Reviewed by Andrew Garton An unfortunate title, but a book that has come none too soon, Communications for Progress

From Hanoi to Hollywood: The Vietnam War In American Film Linda Dittmar and Gene Michau (eds) Rutgers University Press, 1990. 387 pp. $26.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon "Boy, I saw Rambo last night; now I know what to do next time", said

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