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Feb 05 issue

MOVIES: Feb 05

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“DOOR” BORES, SEX SELLS Great acting belies the controversy over “Kinsey”, while Kim Basinger’s latest is just plain creepy. Door In The Floor Released: February 3, 2005 Rated: M 2 stars Sure, Door In The […]

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Book Reviews

BOOKS: Feb 05

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A FONT OF KNOWLEDGE? PENGUIN ENCYCLOPEDIA Edited by David Crystal, Penguin, $75 What can you say about an encyclopaedia that gives 12 lines to Alexander the Great and 16 lines to the Beach Boys? Clearly, […]

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Feb 05 issue

TRAVEL: Feb 05

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TO THE EDGE OF THE EARTH Phil Marty charts America’s less-travelled canyons Escalante, Utah — We were relaxing in the shade at a table outside the Trailhead Cafe and Grill here while smoke from burgers […]

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Feb 05 issue

Money, Feb 05

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DEBT IS A FOUR LETTER WORD Had your email inbox fill up with Nigerian scams lately? Well, now there’s a new scam doing the rounds called ‘watch this stock’… Jim rang his financial adviser to […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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MY OLD LAND’S A DUSTBIN Residents accuse their council of dirt tricks Four years ago New Plymouth District Council, in a joint venture with private enterprise, closed their six year old, pollution-causing transfer station at […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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DATELINE PHUKET, TSUNAMI +48hrs Our coverage of the new millennium’s worst disaster begins in the words of volunteer aid worker Hatairat Estrella Montien: I was in Bangkok when the tsunami struck. An announcement was made […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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DESPERATE FINDS DATELESS Behind closed doors at a singles convention You could ask the question, who’d be seen dead at a singles convention? As NEILL HUNTER discovered, nearly 2000 people were willing to pay $20 […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS The mysterious road death of Paul White hits the big screen Truth, as is often said, can be stranger than fiction. Or as Pontius Pilate remarked, “What is Truth?” The […]

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DVD & Movies

DVDs: Feb 05

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BEFORE SUNSET, M, 77 Minutes What if you had a second chance with the one that got away? This is the tagline of this film, the sequel to the 1995 cult hit Before Sunrise. In […]

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Feb 05 issue

TOUGH QUESTIONS: Feb 05

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UWE SIEMON-NETTO An act of God? An answer to lightweight theorists In these first dramatic days of the New Year, theodicy seems to be the favorite topic in salons and around kitchen tables. Theodicy is […]

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Feb 05 issue

LINE ONE: Feb 05

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CHRIS CARTER Engineering road kill They reckon that the Aussies will gamble on two flies crawling up a wall, which may very well be true, but equally, when it comes to not only the extraordinary […]

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Double Speak

DOUBLE SPEAK: Feb 05

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IAN WISHART The love of the common people Like an old Paul Young tune, the National Party has finally twigged to a vital fact – it needs the love of the common people if it […]

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Break Point

BREAK POINT: Feb 05

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ANN COULTER Liar, liar, now you’re fired If CNN doesn’t hire them, Dan Rather and his producers can always get a job teaching at the Columbia School of Journalism. The Columbia Journalism Review recently defended […]

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Feb 05 issue

LAURA’S WORLD: Feb 05

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LAURA WILSON When Harry Met Silly… Prince Harry dons a Swastika armband for a party and the world is in uproar. He is at best, a tasteless fool and at worst, according to many international […]

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Feb 05 issue

Simply Devine: Feb 05

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MIRANDA DEVINE The new counter-culture groundswell You know that by the time a new way of thinking makes it into a Hollywood blockbuster it is already deeply embedded in the culture. When it comes to […]

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