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Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, July 31

Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, July 31

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A Holocaust survivor’s lesson in optimism

A Holocaust survivor’s lesson in optimism

Phillip Maisel thought he’d lost his twin sister during the war. Finding her again by sheer chance is just one of the things for which this (nearly) 99-year-old is thankful.

  • by Susan Horsburgh
Discovering the real Stockholm Syndrome: hotel quarantine in 14 not-so-easy stages

Discovering the real Stockholm Syndrome: hotel quarantine in 14 not-so-easy stages

A fortnight in a five-star hotel with 24-hour room service. Easy as, right? So are the best-laid plans of mice and men.

  • by Mike Bushell
The boat that rocked: how do you give up on a midlife dream?

The boat that rocked: how do you give up on a midlife dream?

Some men have affairs; others buy red sports cars. Others still buy runabouts – then have to work out how to get rid of them.

  • by Alan Attwood
Actor Rob Collins: ‘There’s a thirst for seeing First Nations people on screen’

Actor Rob Collins: ‘There’s a thirst for seeing First Nations people on screen’

The Logie Award-winning actor discusses change coming too slowly for Indigenous mortality rates, representation and diversity and show business, and why he doesn’t view himself as rich.

  • by Benjamin Law
‘Pass me an aneurysm hook?’: the mother-daughter embalming team
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‘Pass me an aneurysm hook?’: the mother-daughter embalming team

Mortuary manager Luan Murray found her calling when she first set foot in a funeral home almost 30 years ago. Her daughter, Shawnee Quinn Barker has also become an embalmer. They work together in Wollongong. 

  • by Amanda Hooton
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Dropbear essentials: Indigenous poet Evelyn Araluen’s debut collection simmers with rage

Dropbear essentials: Indigenous poet Evelyn Araluen’s debut collection simmers with rage

Some poems are written in prose, some in more experimental forms, but crucially they are all linked by a sense of play, of barbed wit: Araluen is funny.  

  • by Madeleine Gray
The COVID caveat: handy for a whinge, not so great for friendship

The COVID caveat: handy for a whinge, not so great for friendship

Everyone has lost something through the pandemic. But it turns out that COVID didn’t just elide differences, it accentuated them.

  • by Amelia Lester
Standard bearers: the footy fans kicking goals for AFL banners

Standard bearers: the footy fans kicking goals for AFL banners

Banners have been part of the game since at least 1939, and they’ve only grown more monstrous in size, complexity – and parochialism – in the decades since.

  • by Konrad Marshall
Neil Perry’s corned silverside with mustard sauce

Neil Perry’s corned silverside with mustard sauce

Serving corned silverside in a clean, tasty broth, with mustard sauce and potato purée on the side, makes for a great eating experience.

  • by Neil Perry
‘It’s a war zone’: the risky business of the kitchen cut-and-thrust

‘It’s a war zone’: the risky business of the kitchen cut-and-thrust

If anyone tells you the kitchen is a relaxing, calming, nourishing place to be, don’t buy it – they are dangerous places.

  • by Terry Durack