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By Orlando on April 23, 2014
It’s Shakespeare! Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Probably. Nominally. Well, we know he was baptised on the 26th, and it was usual for that to happen about three days after the birth. Also he died on April 23rd, 52 years later, so it appeals to our sense of symmetry.
By Orlando on April 18, 2014
I’m feeling a bit Life, the Universe and Everything this week, so our Friday Hoyden is the space-hopping astrophysicist heroine of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Trisha McMillan, aka Trillian.
By Mindy on March 29, 2014
#AWW2014 Book Review: Questions of Travel by Michelle de Krester.
By Orlando on March 15, 2014
Special Effect is a UK-based charity full of very clever people who develop work-arounds that allow people with a wide range of disabilities to play computer games.
By Mindy on March 12, 2014
Mateship with Birds was reviewed for the 2014 Australian Women Writers Challenge.
By Mindy on March 10, 2014
Book review of The People Smuggler: the true story of Ali Al Jenabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia’.
By Orlando on March 5, 2014
This coming Saturday at the Mitchell Library, in Sydney, there will be a screening of a new American-made documentary about the history and influence of Wonder Woman. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with some amazing local wonder women: Nicola Scott, Feisty Cuffs, Queenie Chan and Mystic Medusa will be chatting with filmmaker and journalist Daz Chandler.
By blue milk on March 1, 2014
I wish so much that I had been able to buy Miriam Elia’s book, We Go to the Art Gallery before it was stomped on by Penguin books. I do love a bit of mothering and nihilism in art galleries, you know. Thanks to Penelope D. for the link. (Cross-posted at blue milk). Related posts: […]
By Mindy on February 24, 2014
Book review of The Mind of a Thief by Patti Miller for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
By Mindy on February 12, 2014
Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 book review: The Sunlit Zone by Lisa Jacobson
By Mindy on February 9, 2014
Book Review of Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
By Orlando on February 6, 2014
How great is it to see a cover like this on a street rag?
By Mindy on January 30, 2014
Review of Like a House on Fire by Cate Kennedy.