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High Voltage: The Life of Angus Young – book review

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Sometimes it’s a blessing to have access to the subject of a bio, especially a celebrity one. Other times, not so much. Stories can be rose tinted, the truth is twisted; they’re only human after all. There’s a lot to like about Jeff Apter’s take on Angus Young: High Voltage, even if he hasn’t had direct access to Young in his research. It’s the first bio

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Mid-century furniture is back, but which century?

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Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

Modernist furniture by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Gio Ponti and Grant Featherston are, well, so last century. Yesterday at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, historian, engineer, artist and writer Robert La Nauze reminded his audience at a launch of the book that the craze for ‘designer’ furniture was alive and well in the prior century.

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The Uluru Statement from the Heart by Galarrwuy Yunupingu

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Books, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

The following is the ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ by Galarrwuy Yunupingu which is the forward to A Rightful Place edited by Noel Pearson and Shireen Morris (published by Black Inc and La Trobe University). The book is a collection of essays by several writers and thinkers providing a “a road map to recognition” to “if, and how, Indigenous Australians will

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The Arts Apothecary by Jill Rivers: book excerpt

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Jill Rivers, a writer and arts advocate, has just self-published The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing which provides a guide to how engagement with the arts can improve our mental and physical health. Read Rivers’ motivation for writing the book here and an edited extract of Chapter One follows below. ***

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The proof that the arts can improve health and well-being

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Jill Rivers, a writer and arts advocate, has just self-published The Arts Apothecary – a vital prescription for health, happiness and wellbeing which provides a guide to how engagement with the arts can improve our mental and physical health. We asked Rivers about the motivation for writing the book. (Daily Review will publish two chapters from the The Arts

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