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Article
Category
Culture
Politics

Beyond the Valley’s noble savages

Music festivals are, almost by definition, supposed to have their fingers on the cultural pulse. Thus it hardly augurs well that the Beyond the Valley festival – a new player in Australia’s already-crowded music festival scene, to take place on…

50 year argument
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Review
Category
Culture
Reading
Writing

What does criticism do?

Is it ever possible to communicate the value of criticism outside of its immediate context? This is the question that Martin Scorcese’s new documentary The 50 Year Argument – a love letter to, and behind-the-scenes look at, The New York Review of Books poses. Whether or not it intends to pose it – or understands the answer it gives – is a different matter.

old australia
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Article
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Culture
Politics

Old Australia in a Facebook page

Plans to develop an Islamic community centre in Bendigo have been approved, despite protests from some residents and anti-Islamic agitators from further afield. The proposal to develop a two-storey mosque and community centre on the outskirts of Bendigo received mixed reactions from the local community, with some launching a controversial ‘Stop the Mosque in Bendigo’ Facebook page.