A helpful poem for simple folk em = By Rosemary Evans (After Rudyard Kipling's "If") If you keep muddling Kurds up with Kuwaitis (It's easy, as they both begin with K), And if the two Husseins sometimes confuse you — There's Saddam, and
Strippers and 'immorality' By Janet Fraser The content of a recent late edition of the TV program Donahue astounded me. The discussion was about strip joints in Newport, Kentucky. The guests were erotic dancers and top public servants from the
Death in Brunswick Written and directed by John Ruane Rated M Reviewed by Angela Matheson Sam Neill is Carl, a downwardly mobile loser caught in the seamier side of life in ethnic inner-city Melbourne. Newly appointed as chef in a seedy night
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