Letters, Poem & Editorial
Worse to come in Indonesia
Hamish McDonald’s observations that Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop would do well to muse on the SBY succession are timely. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has overseen some positive reforms in Indonesia which …
Larry Blumenfeld traces the collaborative spirit that helped make John Zorn a singular force in contemporary music.
A passion for Australian art melds with a love of wide open spaces.
Neither academics nor multinational corporations are generally given to sharing but with two Australian scientists championing ‘open science’, hopes are high for a research revolution.
Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi pine).
J. M. Coetzee.
Nevermind by Nirvana.
Capote. (Bonus points: Charlie Wilson’s War; Doubt; The Master.)
“I don’t see people who are environmental bandits, I see people who are the ultimate conservationists.’’
The Prime Minister embraces the timber industry at a dinner on Tuesday, promising to overturn World Heritage listings on 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest.
“In another world.”
The German Chancellor offers her opinion of Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama. The phone call, reported by The New York Times, followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“She screamed terribly and she yelled for help. It was something you can’t explain to someone else, how anxious those screams were.’’
The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial explains what she heard the night the Olympian’s girlfriend was killed.
“Business is good right now, but now my personal life is a disaster.”
The mogul muses over his new push into the Chinese film industry. Among other things, he tells Forbes magazine, “The last thing I think I am is perfect.”
“Don’t you fucking forget it.”
The thespian celebrates becoming the first Australian to win two Oscars for acting. Blanchett won best actress for her performance in the Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine.
‘‘I’m not sure that Kevin is putting himself in a position of trying to broker peace there. I think this is a visit where he’s trying to enlighten himself.”
The Labor frontbencher seeks to explain the surprise appearance in Russia of two-time former prime minister Kevin Rudd. The trip was apparently planned months ago, suggesting foresight as well as helpfulness.