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Warwick Thornton's first full length film, Samson and Delilah, is a quiet, understated piece about young love and the lives of Aboriginal teenagers in a small, central Australian town. It is a political film. To me, it is primarily a political film. A lot is said...

I found myself giving a definition of steam punk today to a friend. There were a couple of other people chiming in with their examples (it was in a friends locked post, hence no linkage), suggesting the usual assortment of books such as The Difference...

Brendan Connell has picked up 'Mono' as a reprint in a yet to be named anthology. Sweet, hey? I always liked 'Mono'--my take on the zombie narrative, filtered through page space usage and race politics. It was originally printed in Phantom, a one shot magazine...

One of my students had his hair cut by his mother. I realised, sitting there, that there are moments in life when the evolution of a young boy's personality is tender and fragile and that his sense of identity could be crushed at any moment....

The speech last night went well enough, I think. There was a bit of traffic on the way there, including an accident on Anzac Parade, so I arrived with everyone hanging round waiting for me. Well dressed people, in fact. Ryan Twomey, the organiser of the...