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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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

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