Monthly Archives: February 2012

chickens clucking (book, book, book)

So, another burst of positivity, this time about books I’ve read recently. Firstly, a book I borrowed from the library (shock! horror!): Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone. It is a fine memoir that does everything a memoir should do, … Continue reading

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one day, they say, the sky gave way

Here’s a thing: This image is from an exhibition called The Eighth Day, a collaborative exhibition by Colby Vincent Edwards, William Franevsky, and Jarrett Scherff. They make use of some terrific images, creating “a dark childhood fantasy and makes it … Continue reading

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Team Swan

Fiddlesticks! I am so sick of the ALP. It looks increasingly like the NSW disease has now spread throughout the national body and today they look like they’re nothing but a series of mafia bosses cutting each other down. And … Continue reading

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Time

Jorge Luis Borges, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, David Foster Wallace and Roberto Bolano walk into a bar. They order drinks and arrange their arses on stools. They begin to talk about time. Time, says Borges, you can’t beat time: it limits all … Continue reading

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onward, ever onward

Now I’m back from Nepal and ensconced in the usual things the temptation is to start to dream afresh, to find a new escape tunnel. But I’m not really escaping in any meaningful sense, just looking out the window and that … Continue reading

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not on your side

I watched the old Edge of Darkness the other week with Sputnik. She didn’t really get it; it’s a bit much I suppose to expect a twelve year old to figure it all out. I remember I was about eighteen … Continue reading

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Kevin Carter

  South African photojournalist Kevin Carter took this photograph in 1993 in the Sudan. There are differing accounts of it being taken, some of which imply Carter was himself a vulture, parasitically exploiting the dying girl for money, fame and … Continue reading

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