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Culture Bites

This article first appeared in The Big Issue, No. 453, 7-20 March 2014 in ‘My Word’. It also appeared on The Big Issue blog. Photos are the author’s own. I was a fluoride baby. Before Melbourne’s water supply was fluoridated … Continue reading

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Review: Gaysia

This year I want to read books without feeling compelled to review them. But when I found myself losing sleep to converse in my head with author Benjamin Law after reading Gaysia, I figured this was one review I had to … Continue reading

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Review: Salvation of a Saint

Finland-based American writer James Thompson recently lamented how Stieg Larsson’s name gets bandied about as a cynical ploy by journalists, critics and reviewers to sell more papers, ensure more web hits. I suspect this is what’s behind the quote from The Times on the … Continue reading

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