I’ve been walking past this rubbish bin outside the Marrickville Metro for a couple of weeks. It just occurred to me that the attack on this tiny, neat graffiti is an example of literal erasure of First Nations peoples in history. For what it’s worth:
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WP Bookblog Listing
- My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante ) 28 May 2020For the Book Group.
- ABC & iView: Almost Australian (Miriam Margolyes 2020) 23 May 2020Miriam Margolyes, who describes herself as a fat old Jewish Lesbian, sets out in a campervan to explore her adopted Australia, asking people she meets about their version of the Australian dream, mateship and so on. It's funny, I guess, but the main power of it lies in how boldly she goes where a tactful person just wouldn't tread.
- Google Play: Motherless Brooklyn (Edward Norton 2019) 22 May 2020What a fabulous film: a hardboiled private eye who has Tourette's, who (spoiler alert!) at least makes the bad guy very uncomfortable and gets the girl.
- Netflix: Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin 2017) 22 May 2020Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed this. Jessica Chastain and Idris Elbaare terrific.
- Notting Hill (Roger Michell 1999) 21 May 2020written by Richard Curtis, this has got so my=uch in it that I didn't remember. The most surprising thing about it is how not-glamorous Julia Roberts is. It still works.
- My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante ) 28 May 2020
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- Ruby reads 20: Lockdown?
- SWF 2020 Day One
- The Book Group zooming with Hwang Sok-yong At Dusk
- Ruby reads 19: Ancient favourites
- NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Night
- I think of Mierle Laderman Ukeles
- Natalie Harkin’s Archival-Poetics
- Neel Mukherjee’s State of Freedom
- Proust Progress Report 8: The Cities of the Plain
- Mary Oliver’s House of Light
- Jennifer Maiden's Espionage Act
- Tohby Riddle’s Astronaut’s Cat