April 12 - 18, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Senate result helps Abbott
Sophie Morris’s article (“WA and the art of ‘schmoozing’ ”, April 5-11) reveals two dilemmas for both the government and the new-look senate that may provide good …
Waiting for change on asylum seekers
Once again with his characteristic forensic skill, David Marr (‘‘Race, votes and free speech’’, April 5-11) reveals the underlying manipulation concerning asylum seekers. …
Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi’s peace mission
Acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders and Australian philosopher Mary Zournazi have spent a decade exploring the visual and moral language for peace.
Elevating the humble cabbage to its rightful place at the table.
Joost and Jennie Bakker’s Monbulk home
With the edict ‘waste not, want not’, an eco warrior turns the dream of sustainability into reality.
Nervous in the southern Italian city of Naples
What happens when an innately suspicious traveller heads to a city renowned for peril with her eternally optimistic husband?
Click through for answers.
Blast! Seven years’ weight training burnt off in the three-week adrenalin flow of the job.
The former NSW premier curses in his diary as, now foreign minister, he buys protein powder to bulk up. Earlier, he had been stung by Nancy Kissinger’s aside: “My God, you’re skinny.”
Popped two Normison to smother the excitement.
The civil war enthusiast on dropping sleeping tablets to pull himself together after Henry Kissinger invited him to the exclusive Bohemian Grove encampment. Carr was so buzzed he thought they were talking about a remounted operetta.
My ambition: to have a concave abdomen defined by deep-cut obliques.
The senator celebrates a breakfast of carrot juice, omelette, lentils, salad and salmon – “no bread, no croissant”.
I have more energy than sixteen gladiators.
The amateur historian employs the standard metric for diplomatic stamina.
The South Korean minister wins my award for best tie: a lime-green Hermès for which I would ransack any airport store.
The noted dandy lets his mind drift at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Phnom Penh.
Yes, I had stepped into this narrative, though only briefly … Yes, it was history.
The suddenly former foreign minister muses on his contribution, his government now fallen, a spray of Russian pines out the window beyond him.