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BOOKS: Mar 05, AU Edition

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OVERDONE EGGERS But Q & A answers plenty of questions HOW WE ARE HUNGRY By Dave Eggers San Francisco. McSweeney’s Books 2004 ISBN: 1932416137 Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, has compiled a list of […]

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BOOKS: Nov 05. AU Edition

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MONSTERS AND THE DARK Plus: Looking back at Old Blue Eyes and Australia’s really ancient history MAO: The Unknown Story By Jung Chang and Jon Holliday, Jonathan Cape, $59.95 This is how this large and […]

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TRAVEL: Mar 05, AU Edition

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PLEASURE ISLAND Mauritius is a relatively undiscovered jewel in the Indian Ocean – so get there before everyone else does Forget the South Pacific or Caribbean: it’s the Indian Ocean that home to some of […]

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April 05

REVENGE OF THE NERDS: Apr 05, AU Edition

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REVENGE OF THE NERDS Australian families are spending more on education than ever – but what are they getting for their money? A crash course in left-wing political indoctrination, heaps of parties, but not much […]

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FOOD: Mar 05, AU Edition

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THE VAST WASTELAND Australia’s cable cooking programs give Eli Jameson tummy trouble Is Foxtel holding Neil Perry’s dog hostage somewhere in the bowels of its Pyrmont broadcasting facility? The question would almost be worth asking, […]

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April 05

BISHOP TO CHECK MATING: Apr 05, AU Edition

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BISHOP TO CHECK MATING Home care, not day care. A “French” model for pre-schooling. Helping “supermums” do it all. Investigate editor JAMES MORROW recently caught up with controversial federal MP Bronwyn Bishop, who’s just launched […]

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April 05

FAMILY SECRET: Apr 05, AU Edition

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FAMILY SECRET Untold tens of thousands of women terminate their pregnancies every year in Australia. Thousands of others, desperate for a child of their own, undergo IVF and other painful and expensive fertility treatments. And, […]

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TRAVEL: Nov 05, AU Edition

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WHERE TRADITION RULES Once a closed state, Carol Pucci discovers Laos is an unspoiled treat LUANG PRABANG, Laos – At first it sounds like thunder. Then I recognize the beat of a drum and the […]

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November 05

FOOD: Nov 05, AU Edition

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FOR OUR OWN GOOD? Eli Jameson looks at our overzealous food regulation – but sees a glimmer of hope As anyone who has ever flown into Australia knows, the rules for what can and cannot […]

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HEALTH: Mar 05, Au Edition

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DON’T WORRY, DIE HAPPY Are party drugs really the best way to make a cancer patient’s last days more livable? Aside from those who die suddenly in accidents, quietly in their sleep, or simply sitting […]

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HEALTH: Nov 05, AU Edition

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CRITICAL THINKING The brain is a marvelous thing – but it can also play tricks on us (for our own good, of course) Have you ever felt badly blue, critically assessed your life and thought, […]

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Alcohol & Drugs

VICTORIA’S SECRET: Mar 05, AU Edition

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VICTORIA’S SECRET Why is the Bracks government sticking with a world-first roadside drug test that’s controversial, expensive, and will make Victorian motorists only marginally safer? JAMES MORROW crunches the numbers and finds that there are […]

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TECHNOLOGY: Nov 05, AU Edition

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WHAT’S MY ADDRESS? A new internet numbering system could computerize everything, reports Brian Kladko The Internet is running out of real estate. Just like a city, the Internet’s virtual space is divvied up into addresses […]

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Nov 05, AU Edition

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FAMILY MAN…WEATHER MAN…HIS OWN MAN Nicholas Cage is one of Hollywood’s most complex actors and fascinating personalities. The son of a literature professor (and nephew of Francis Ford Coppola), Cage was once expelled from primary […]

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Nov 05, AU Edition

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THE MISERY INDEX It comes like a thief in the night and empties wallets of purchasing power. And it means debtors make off like bandits. What is it? Inflation – and with oil prices high, […]

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Money, Dec 05, AU Edition

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PETRONOMICS Who’s getting rich off high gas prices? Hint: think ballot boxes, not bowsers Let me take you back in time, to a land that existed long, long, ago. A time when life was vastly […]

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Dec 05, AU Edition

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YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN James Morrow speaks to Zimbabwean actor and filmmaker Chloe Traicos about life in exile, her documentary about the brutality of the Mugabe regime, and the growing community of escapees from […]

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SCIENCE: Mar 05, AU Edition

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MORE THAN JUST A CHILLY PLACE The moon’s still out there, but what is it good for? Maybe the next century of Asian economic growth, says Pat Sheil Since Eugene Cernon closed the hatch on […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : Dec 05, AU Edition

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NIC FIX One 21st birthday bash plus two divorced parents minus cigarettes equals a very tense ride Just after dark recently I was dropping off a passenger in an Eastern Suburbs Housing Commission neighbourhood. As […]

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TECHNOLOGY: Mar 05, AU Edition

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INTERNET CAFES Paul Wright takes a caffeinated tour of Sydney’s suburbs to test go-anywhere broadband The setup procedure for my new Unwired broadband modem was extremely fast and friendly. Four clicks and I was off […]

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THE ROUGH LIFE: Dec 05, AU Edition

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EARLY START Eli Jameson hopes his kids don’t wind up inheriting his handicap Frank Sinatra famously sang that he’d had regrets, but that they were “too few to mention”. (One has to wonder what those […]

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MUSIC: Dec 05, AU Edition

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HIT AND MISSY Elliott’s latest fails to impress. Plus: soul survivors, and a moving tribute to Sublime Missy Elliott “The Cookbook”, Goldmind/Atlantic 2 stars Missy Elliott has a remarkably consistent track record of combining stylistic […]

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Skin Deep: Mar 05, AU Edition

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How is Karen Matthews turning Ella Baché into a great name in Australian skincare? JAMES MORROW learns the secrets of one of the country’s youngest CEOs Youth is the name of the game in the […]

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July 05, AU Edition

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THE GOOD OIL Are we heading for a world with less petrol, or is there enough black gold in the ground to keep us driving 4WDs for five hundred years? CLARE SWINNEY looks at ‘peak […]

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MOVIES: Dec 05, AU Edition

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MORE LIKE PURGATORY Reece Witherspoon’s latest fails to thrill, while Russian Dolls is more than just kid stuff Russian Dolls Release: December, 2005 Rated: M French with English sub-titles 3 stars Russian Dolls is a […]

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Dec 05, AU Edition

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LAST FLIGHT OF THE DRAGONFLY A mystery from inside the Pacific’s Bermuda Triangle In February 1962, an ageing bi-plane on a scenic flight became the first victim of an area they’re calling the Pacific’s Bermuda […]

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Nov 05, AU Edition

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David J. Ford has spent a lifetime working in the region’s hotspots – including over a half-dozen years active service with the British Army’s Royal Military Police during the Malayan Emergency and the Borneo Rebellion […]

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DVDs: Dec 05, AU Edition

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RINGS AND THINGS James Fletcher has two good reasons to stay home on a hot summer night Submariners: The Complete Series 4 stars During the 1980s the Australian government took the dramatic step of constructing […]

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Book Reviews

BOOKS: Feb 05

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A FONT OF KNOWLEDGE? PENGUIN ENCYCLOPEDIA Edited by David Crystal, Penguin, $75 What can you say about an encyclopaedia that gives 12 lines to Alexander the Great and 16 lines to the Beach Boys? Clearly, […]

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Feb 05 issue

TRAVEL: Feb 05

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TO THE EDGE OF THE EARTH Phil Marty charts America’s less-travelled canyons Escalante, Utah — We were relaxing in the shade at a table outside the Trailhead Cafe and Grill here while smoke from burgers […]

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July 05, AU Edition

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How do you take a radical idea and turn it into a market leader? JAMES MORROW talks to Ross Cameron, Managing Director of Dyson Appliances’ South-East Asian operations about how he took a vacuum cleaner […]

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Feb 05 issue

Money, Feb 05

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DEBT IS A FOUR LETTER WORD Had your email inbox fill up with Nigerian scams lately? Well, now there’s a new scam doing the rounds called ‘watch this stock’… Jim rang his financial adviser to […]

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BOOKS: Dec 05. AU Edition

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FLY ME TO THE MOON Plus: Guinness’s records are not so stout anymore, and falling in love (again) with Venice GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2006 Edited by Craig Glenday, Guinness World Records, $45.00 Up until recently […]

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July 05, AU Edition

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NEW RUDD ORDER Iraq, the United Nations, and the threat of terrorism in our region: What is Howard doing wrong? How would Labor do things differently? Investigate editor JAMES MORROW recently sat down with Shadow […]

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Simply Devine: Mar 05, AU Edition

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SIMPLY DEVINE MIRANDA DEVINE Kids are alright,but are they a requirement for leading the ALP? In her brief flirtation with the top Labor job last month, the party’s most ambitious woman, Julia Gillard, discovered that […]

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July 05, AU Edition

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HOWARD’S WAY He’s won a fourth term, faced down a revolt from backbenchers, and has historic control of the Senate. So what next for the Prime Minister? ALAN ANDERSON provides an inside account of the […]

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FIRST DRAFT: July 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN We sneak a peek at the Senate’s new workplace agreements… Standard Contract (“Senator”) Terms and Conditions of Employment Howard Holdings Pty Ltd 1. POSITION: You are employed as a full-time Management-Staff Liaison Officer […]

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LEFT HOOK: July 05, AU Edition

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TIM DUNLOP Now’s your chance, Mr. Howard: Go, Johnny, go! Australian politics is entering unfamiliar territory in that, for the first time in a quarter of a century, the government of the day now controls […]

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RIGHT HOOK: July 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER Gagging on ‘Deep Throat’ My only regret is that Mark Felt did not rat out Nixon because he was ticked off about rapprochement with China or détente with the Soviets. Rather, Felt leaked […]