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LAURA’S WORLD: July 05, AU Edition

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LAURA WILSON Big boys should stop crying Many of my male friends, colleagues and contemporaries are of the opinion that the women’s movement has gone too far. An opinion shared, it seems, by a majority […]

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THE WATCHER: July 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Media Watch pays homage to Phillip Adams Australian perceptions of the media are incredibly poor. According to a Roy Morgan poll conducted last September for The Reader, only 18 percent of Australians […]

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THE ARENA: July 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Sixty million Frenchmen – and even several Age readers – can’t be wrong A good friend of mine recently acquired an antique Atomic brand coffee maker. You know the ones I’m talking about: […]

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DVDs: Mar 05

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ALISTAIR COOKE’S AMERICA PG, 663 Minutes We have had the book of Alistair Cooke’s America sitting in our living room shelf for as long as I can remember. Its dust jacket is faded and torn […]

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Book Reviews

BOOKS: Mar 05

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RICHARD PEARSE DIDN’T FLY A new Wright Brothers biography tackles Pearse, as Michael Morrissey discovers in this crop of the latest literature offerings THE PENGUIN NATURAL WORLD OF NEW ZEALAND By Gerard Hutching, Penguin, $39.95 […]

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TRAVEL: Mar 05

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CAMBODIA’S RENAISSANCE In Cambodia, the grandest temple of all returns from the ruins, as a nation turns its back on the troubles of the past, reports Alan Solomon SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The first approach, […]

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MONEY: Mar 05

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THE GREAT EXPERIMENT Can a market keep growing? Peter Hensley reckons commentators aren’t factoring in the looming retirement of the baby-boomers The past five years has witnessed the US authorities conduct a huge economic experiment. […]

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March 05

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ZULU KILO DOWN The mystery of Joe Lourie’s last flight They make the news but fade away. Topdressing aircraft that crash in remote countryside. But behind every crash is a story, and behind the crash […]

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Nov 05, AU Edition

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ISLAM’S MESSAGE TO THE WEST We’re coming to get you Earlier this month the terror group Jemaah Islamiyah hit Bali again. Now, in this exclusive interview for Investigate magazine in Australia and New Zealand, given […]

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March 05

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DOWNFOR THE COUNT The heavyweight courtroom title fight of the world As a journalist, one’s job is to remain impartial. But MARIA SLADE admits she’s never struggled so hard to retain her objectivity as she […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: Nov 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART We’re all fundamentalists now They’re just another raving bunch of fundamentalists! Now there’s a phrase you’ll hear on talk radio if you listen hard enough. Fundamentalist. The very word, in its modern context, […]

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HEALTH: May 05, AU Edition

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TYPE-A FOR EFFORT A little hard work never killed anyone, but coping poorly with it can do some real damage Keep working like this and you’ll give yourself an ulcer!’ The year is 1982, and […]

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RIGHT HOOK: Nov 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER George W. Bush’s court pick alienated even his friends Supreme Court nomination may not have been the ideal time for Laura Bush to start acting like ‘Buy One, Get One Free’ Hillary Clinton. […]

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SCIENCE: May 05, AU Edition

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SMART OF DARKNESS You’d have to be pretty dim to buy the latest scare story being pushed by the greenies Nobody knew it at the time, but thirty years ago the environmental movement suffered the […]

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April 05

DIARY OF A CABBIE: Apr 05, AU Edition

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WALKING WOUNDED Two different fares prove the point that Sydney’s streets can always be dangerous – especially at night Around 9pm two young blokes in shorts, singlets and barefeet flagged me down on a residential […]

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DIARY OF A CABBY: Mar 05, AU Edition

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COCAINE BLUES The truth may set you free, but when your passengers are on drugs, sob stories get the fare paid I was working a big hotel in the Eastern Suburbs a few Saturdays ago […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : June 05, AU Edition

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DRIVING AMBITION Lousy hours, bad tips, the threat of not making a penny – what is it that keeps a cabbie going? Cab driving is a funny game (to paraphrase a well-worn cliché). Regardless of […]

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TECHNOLOGY: May 05, AU Edition

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MUST-SEE TV Josephine Cooper reports that Pioneer’s latest plasma TVs are finally living up to the technology’s promise Plasma screens are the trophy wives of the television world. Seductive in their shiny slimness, deep-pocketed men […]

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LEFT HOOK: Nov 05, AU Edition

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NOEL HADJIMICHAEL Schools can play a bigger role promoting democratic values The last 30 days or so have seen Australians come to grips with a diverse range of challenging images. We have been traumatised by […]

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April 05

MUSIC: Apr 05, AU Edition

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BROTHERS GRIM Chemical Brothers’ new dance album starts out slow, plus, it’s a spice world – we’re still living in it Emma Bunton “Free Me”, 19 2 stars Does the world really need a new […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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MY OLD LAND’S A DUSTBIN Residents accuse their council of dirt tricks Four years ago New Plymouth District Council, in a joint venture with private enterprise, closed their six year old, pollution-causing transfer station at […]

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DVDs: Sep 05, AU Edition

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WAR STORIES James Fletcher reports on the latest home-viewing offerings A Loving Father Rated: M 4 stars Director Jacob Berger, son of well known English writer John Berger, isn’t a man afraid of presenting himself […]

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He’s been called the greatest batsman in the world. Now, going on 35, he’s about to head off to England to defend the Ashes trophy. He’s Justin Langer, and he sat down with Investigate’s Sport […]

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Money, May 05, AU Edition

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DON’T DO IT YOURSELF Most financial advisors are here to help. Here’s how to pick the right one Can you remember the days when financial advice came from a trusted accountant or bank manager? Things […]

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MUSIC: Mar 05, AU Edition

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BAD SEEDS, GOOD TUNES Also: Seven CDs of suave swing, and what happens when career changes go bad Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus”, Anti 3 stars With his deep, […]

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ADVENTURES: June 05, AU Edition

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WHEELY GOOD TIMES Looking for a good time? Check out the new breed of pit bikes, advises Jamie Kaye and Ben Wyatt When I was a teenager the thought of doing anything remotely dangerous filled […]

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MUSIC: June 05, AU Edition

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NOT-SO-FRESH PRINCE $20 million still can’t buy Will Smith respect, but Tracey Thorn’s remixes more than satisfy Will Smith ‘Lost and Found’, Interscope 2 stars On his ninth CD, Will Smith takes on the intersection […]

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June 05, AU Edition

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FAMILY TIES What is driving the quest for millions of dollars in compensation for the woman Australia wrongly deported? JAMES MORROW reports When it was revealed that the federal government had mistakenly deported 42-year-old Vivian […]

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BOOKS: Sep 05. AU Edition

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MEN BEHAVING BADLY This month: sickos, school shooters, and English-language abusers – plus a great sea tale MR MUO’S TRAVELLING COUCH By Dai Sijie Chatto & Windus, $39.95, ISBN: 0 7011 7739 X Dai Sijie’s […]

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April 05

MOVIES: Apr 05, AU Edition

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CHILI PALMER’S COOL But two other offerings this month prove that heroin and histrionic overacting aren’t Be Cool Release: March 10, 2005 Rated: PG 4 stars I hate sequels.” That’s John Travolta’s first line in […]

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May 05, AU Edition

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WAYNE’S WAY Butcher. Cop. And one of the most storied coaches in Rugby League. JENI PAYNE sits down with legendary Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett – and finds a seemingly quiet man who still has […]

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TRAVEL: June 05, AU Edition

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JEWEL ON THE NILE Ellen Creager discovers an Egypt that is both incredibly fascinating and ridiculously well-policed GIZA PLATEAU, Egypt – Inside the Great Pyramid, Egyptologist Samid Abdalin climbed swiftly toward the king’s tomb. Right […]

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MOVIES: June 05, AU Edition

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SAME OLD SCHTICK Woody Allen’s routine is growing old, but Samuel L. Jackson’s still got it Melinda and Melinda Released: May 26, 2005 Rated: M 2 stars I just don’t get the fuss over Woody […]

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FIRST DRAFT: June 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN Our exclusive first look at the Mark Latham diaries… November 22, 1999: Bloody hacks. Just read another story about my ties with Gough and how I’m the ‘anointed one’. Bugger that. Sure, Dad […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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DATELINE PHUKET, TSUNAMI +48hrs Our coverage of the new millennium’s worst disaster begins in the words of volunteer aid worker Hatairat Estrella Montien: I was in Bangkok when the tsunami struck. An announcement was made […]

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FOOD: June 05, AU Edition

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FIT TO BE FRIED Eli Jameson writes that cooking is just like defending a besieged castle: sometimes, it’s done best with boiling oil Pity the carnivore in love with the vegetarian. All of a sudden […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: June 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Why God needs a rottweiler The newspaper front pages said it all when Pope Benedict XVI ascended the throne in the Vatican late last month: “God’s Rottweiler”, “Panzerkardinal”. Here in New Zealand, Newstalk […]

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LEFT HOOK: June 05, AU Edition

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DAN DONAHOO Australian energy policy is far too crude President George Bush has asked Saudi Arabia to increase oil production to reduce the pressure on oil prices. It is a short-term, politically expedient solution to […]

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BOOKS: Apr 05. AU Edition

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DON’T GIVE IT A THOUGHT! Business guru Malcolm Gladwell’s latest offering says, yes, you can choose a book by its cover BLINK: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking By Malcolm Gladwell Penguin Australia 2005. Paperback, […]

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RIGHT HOOK: June 05, AU Edition

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ANN COULTER Ever have one of those millennia? It’s always important to get liberals to stop complaining long enough to make a hard prediction. This month we will review liberal predictions on the Iraqi elections. […]