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Ideas. Writing. Culture.


Matthew Lamb

In These Liquid Times

Ruth Quibell ponders Zygmunt Bauman and moving house. Again.

Eeveryday Philosophy
Philosophy isn’t supposed to be ordinary, writes Damon Young.

The Inescapable Conclusion
Comedy is big bucks the world over, yet comedy writing is rarely taught in Australian
schools and universities. Tim Ferguson can’t believe it either.

Education: Will We Accept Tasmania’s Greatest Challenge?
Access to education is one of the biggest issues facing Tasmania. So what are we going to do about it? asks former Tasmanian premier and University of Tasmania chancellor Michael Field.

Dessaix: A Grand Narrative
Robert Dessaix speaks with Adam Ouston about why he travels, why he writes about travelling, 
and his efforts as a writer to reconcile himself with the life he has lived.

Bibliomancer: Nick Cave, Writer
Gerard Elson goes in search of Nick Cave’s inner word nerd, and essays the influence of 
Vladimir Nabokov, Martin Amis and John Berryman.

David Malouf: A Life of Letters
At 80 years of age David Malouf reveals the connection between his own experiences 
and his significant body work, writes Kerry Kilner

Crossing Boundaries: Marko Letonja’s Classical Ambitions
Peter Timms meets former heavy-metal rocker Marko Letonja, now chief conductor of the 
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and discovers a new vitality in classical music.

Slow The Digitisation: I Want To Take A Break
Once the stuff of ages, history is now sometimes out of date before it’s even published, 
writes Clay Djubal.

Seven Seemingly Unconnected Facts About Tricky Walsh

Tasmanian artist Tricky Walsh shares some of her personal creative stories.

Australian Family Album: The Photography Of Trent Parke
Trent Parke is one of Australia’s most acclaimed photographers, writes Sam Twyford-Moore.

Phil of Lilyfield Lenny Bartulin (From 'A Concise Dictionary of Antipodean Saints')
Lacuna Madelaine Lucas
An Anti-Glacier Book Ben Walter
Dreaming of Li Bai Kim Cheng Boey
Landfall Stephanie Bishop

Soviet Wristwatch Josephine Rowe
Love Below 2000 Metres/Hippocampus Debbie Lim
Charm Against Casual Cruelty/Domestic Interior Fiona Wright
A Fugitive/Cleopatra Petra White
Cassowary Nathan Curnow
Dead/Toward Midnight Peter Rose