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TRAVEL: May 05, AU Edition

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RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT Gary A. Warner says that if you look beyond the sleaze, Amsterdam is full of treasures Forget the canals. Forget the coffeehouses. Forget the acres of Rembrandts and Van Goghs. Forget […]

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FOOD: May 05, AU Edition

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HOMEMADE PROZAC When the weather’s cold and the sun sets mid-afternoon, Eli Jameson finds brightness in the kitchen It has always amazed me that when T.S. Eliot wrote the line, ‘April is the cruelest month’, […]

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TRAFFICKING IN TEARS Slavery was supposed to be a thing of the past. But in the dark corners of Australia, it is still flourishing – and as SHAUN DAVIES reports, despite recent efforts the government […]

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FIRST DRAFT: May 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN Even Kofi Annan’s got his own weblog now… MARCH 21 2005 Man, this investigation into Kojo and me is a real drag. It’s total pressure, 24-7! I thought having this position meant I […]

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HEALTH: May 05, AU Edition

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TYPE-A FOR EFFORT A little hard work never killed anyone, but coping poorly with it can do some real damage Keep working like this and you’ll give yourself an ulcer!’ The year is 1982, and […]

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SCIENCE: May 05, AU Edition

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SMART OF DARKNESS You’d have to be pretty dim to buy the latest scare story being pushed by the greenies Nobody knew it at the time, but thirty years ago the environmental movement suffered the […]

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TECHNOLOGY: May 05, AU Edition

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MUST-SEE TV Josephine Cooper reports that Pioneer’s latest plasma TVs are finally living up to the technology’s promise Plasma screens are the trophy wives of the television world. Seductive in their shiny slimness, deep-pocketed men […]

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Money, May 05, AU Edition

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DON’T DO IT YOURSELF Most financial advisors are here to help. Here’s how to pick the right one Can you remember the days when financial advice came from a trusted accountant or bank manager? Things […]

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WAYNE’S WAY Butcher. Cop. And one of the most storied coaches in Rugby League. JENI PAYNE sits down with legendary Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett – and finds a seemingly quiet man who still has […]

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Helen Clark has been New Zealand’s PM since 1999, and her Labour Party has had about as firm a lock on power as is possible in a democratic country. But all that could be changing […]

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Would you want a job where getting vomited on or dodging a falling telephone pole was considered part of the normal 9-to-5 routine? Probably not. But luckily for the rest of us, some men and […]

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TOUGH QUESTIONS: May 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Debating the Resurrection – is it important? So that was Easter. You know, the time of year when we all jump in cars for a long weekend away, enjoying the rain and high […]

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LEFT HOOK: May 05, AU Edition

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JOHN QUIGGIN How does the right win? By aping the worst habits of the left One of the problems of war is that you inevitably come to resemble your enemy. Nowhere is this more true […]

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RIGHT HOOK: May 05

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ANN COULTER The purposeless-driven left It’s been a tough year for the secular crowd. There was Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the moral values election in the U.S., the Christian hostage subduing her […]

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THE WATCHER: May 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Of screaming plastic turkeys and fish wrap Afew weeks back, it was reported that the BBC had tried to book an interview with Bob Marley. I don’t mean Robert Marley, Dean of […]

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HOWHERE TO HIDE Biometric passports. A worldwide database tracking one billion people. Cameras on every street, tracking every move. Opinions that must be registered to be published – if they are legal at all. Is […]

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Unhappy with your looks? Forget a nosejob, go get a whole new face. It sounds far-fetched, but face transplants are soon set to leave the realm of fantasy and become reality. Along with human cloning […]

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DIARY OF A CABBIE : May 05, AU Edition

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LOOKING FOR TROUBLE Devoted wife, house full of kids, money in the bank. For some passengers, it’s still not enough Around midnight, a fella in his mid-thirties hurried out of the Bondi Hotel and approached […]

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MUSIC: May 05, AU Edition

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MILD SURF(ER) Also: Thievery Corporation steals the show, and Waylon Jennings’ son is on-target Jack Johnson ‘In Between Dreams’, Brushfire/Universal 2 stars Woody Allen once likened being mellow to a process of ripening, then rotting. […]

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MOVIES: May 05, AU Edition

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CRASH IS NO TRAINWRECK Also: Nicole Kidman’s latest is not what you think it’s about, and Australia (finally!) produces a decent movie Crash Released: April 28, 2005 Rated: PG 4 ½ stars I’m not racist, […]

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BOOKS: May 05. AU Edition

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CRAZY FOR YOU This month’s crop of books looks at sanity – and the lack thereof – and sees novels by authors new and established GOING SANE By Adam Phillips London: Hamish Hamilton, 2005. Distributed […]

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