.@LukeLPearson linked to this on Twitter. In the last couple of years Archie Roach has had a stroke and surgery for lung cancer. But cop this:
WP Bookblog Listing
- The Hidden Life of Trees (Peter Wohlleben 2016) 30 June 2022I'm reading this for the Book Group
- The Story of Film: A New Generation (Mark Cousins 2021) 30 June 2022Even more eccentric than the first series, this doco about innovation in film in the 21st century is worth watching mainly for the clips, but also for the Scottish cadences of Mark Cousins's narrative.
- Dangerous Remedy (Ken Cameron 2112) 29 June 2022Although advertised on ABS iView site as a documentary, this is actually a drama, even a melodrama, based on Bertram Wainer's memoir of his struggle to reform abortion law and related police corruption in Victoria. Given recent legal decision in the USA, this is timely viewing.
- Cha Cha Real Smooth (Cooper Raiff 2022) 29 June 2022This movie rides on the charm of its writer, director and star, Cooper Raiff. He's a young man, freshly graduated, who has a winning way with young children. His friendship and advocacy for a girl with autism leads to the beginnings of romance with her mother. I hope Raiff makes many more movies.
- Loot (Maya Rudolph 2022) 26 June 2022This series about the wife of a tech billionaire who is suddenly divorced but phenomenally wealthy starts out with some fairly revolting images of gross wealth and self indulgence, but we're told it becomes more interesting after the first couple of episodes as she tries to get involved in her Foundation's charity work.
- The Hidden Life of Trees (Peter Wohlleben 2016) 30 June 2022
TagsABC Alison Croggon art Australian Women Writers Challenge children's literature comics David Brooks David Malouf doggerel editing Elizabeth McMahon First Nations history Jeff Sparrow Jennifer Maiden journals Marcel Proust memoir non-fiction Novel NSWPLA Overland Pam Brown phone photo poetry Quarterly Essay science fiction/fantasy Sydney Writers' Festival The School Magazine translation
- Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ Love Songs of W E B Du Bois
- Kit Kelen’s Book of Mother
- Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain
- The Iliad: Progress report 6
- Five months of theatre-going in 1974
- Journal Catch-up 13
- Clerihews, limerick, double dactyl
- Jimmy Barnes’s Working Class Boy
- SWF 2022, my Sunday
- SWF 2022, my Thursday
- The Iliad: Progress report 5
- Journal Blitz 12
- Rebecca Huntley’s Italian Girl
- Michael Farrell’s Family Trees
- Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Afterlives at the Book Group