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:
WP Bookblog Listing
- Booksmart (Olivia Wilde 2019) 14 July 2019Mark Kermode (click on the image) really liked it, but I thought it was one of those gross-out teen comedies but with women in the lead roles. Are high schools in the USA really like this?
- Bonus Family, Season 3 (Clara Herngren & Felix Herngren 2019) 12 July 2019A pleasant surprise to discover the third season of this exists and is available. There has been a death and a new pregnancy. The birth happens in the first episode and gets no screentime at all: the important thing is that there's nw a new baby with a different combination of parents, and the whole web of complex relationships just got a bot more compl […]
- Attack the Block (Joe Cornish 2011) 12 July 2019An alien invasion that focuses on a group of teenage bad boys in London somewhere. I found it really refreshing.
- Mary and Max (Adam Elliot 2009) 11 July 2019I remember when this won an Oscar a decade ago, and have finally caught up with it. A lonely eight-year-old girl in Melbourne writes a letter to a name picked from the phone book, whaich turns out to belong to a lonely 40-something man with Aspergers in New York City. It's funny in a sad sort of way, and gets sadder. I loved it.
- This Beautiful Fantastic (Simon Aboud 2016) 11 July 2019We found his trawling through movies available online. It's really a children's film, but doesn't fully declare itself until it's too late to back out. If you go in expecting a children's film, its simplifications and glossings-over won't be annoying. A moderately enjoyable romantic comedy involving many deeply flawed people and […]
- Booksmart (Olivia Wilde 2019) 14 July 2019
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- Lisa Bellear, Aboriginal Country
- Ruby Reads (13)
- Journal Blitz 2
- Nadia Wheatley, Her Mother’s Daughter
- The Book Group and Josephine Wilson’s Extinctions
- Literal erasure
- Ruby Reads (12): Ladybird, Alison Lester & Dylan
- Journal Blitz
- Ruby Reads (11): Caterpillars, butterflies and lavatory humour
- Simon Schama’s Story of the Jews (Part One)
- Ruby Reads (10): Ducks, pop-ups, and llama
- Fiona Wright’s World Was Whole
- Andy Kissane’s Tomb of the Unknown Artist
- Tricia Dearborn’s Autobiochemistry
- Richard James Allen’s Short Story of You and I