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Today was (and is) Fare Free day on State Rail. It's a protest, due to the current condition of State Rail. Personally, I don't understand the need for it. I've been riding the Sydney rail system for much too long a time, and it has always...

I've been reading, in bits and pieces, Sam Shepard's Cruising Paradise. I've only recently become aware of Shepard the writer, and this is the first collection of prose that I've read. It's a strange little beast, a mixture of diary entries, short stories, and dialogue...

I spent the second half of the semester urging my students to think outside the creative writing box. It's an experimental course, I'd say, which means you've finally got a chance to go fucking wild. (I must've sounded like a broken record, really.) Anyhow, without actually...

I went and saw Hero, that beautiful, but emotionally empty Chinese propaganda film. There's been a lot of buzz about this film, all of which appears to be in rush of orgasmic ohmyfuckinggodhowgoodisthisfilm, but the reviews never actually seem to say what's good about it, except...

The spider that lived in the ceiling corner above my shower never bothered me, not until the day it fucked another spider while I was in the shower, naked and soapy and singing along to William Shatner. I squashed the pair of them with a...