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The best of Abe

Crikey April 13, 2009

The six best (recent) books on Abraham Lincoln, who ranks just below Jesus and Napoleon as the most written-about character in history.

Germaine Greer tackles Margaret Thatcher

Crikey April 12, 2009

To mark the 30th anniversary of Thatcher's election Germaine Greer embarks on a signature personality assassination.

New Chapter of Grief in Plath-Hughes story

Crikey April 12, 2009

Nicholas Hughes preferred discussing the finer points of ice fishing than the writings of his parents. And yet after his suicide, it is Sylvia and Ted who will define his legacy, as least for literary scholars.

Pride and Prejudice … and zombies

Crikey April 10, 2009

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you produce a novel with Pride & Prejudice in the title, it will become a bestseller. Even if it involves the undead.

The Beatles: remastered

Ross Stapleton April 9, 2009

From September the fortunes of The Beatles will make another mighty leap. And everyone will benefit.

Dymocks: throwing the book at parallel importing

Jeff Sparrow April 9, 2009

There’s something a little coy about Dymocks' current campaign for the parallel importation of books into Australia.

Remember when…

Crikey April 9, 2009

Oldie but a goodie. Natalie Imbruglia's hit song Torn. With mime.

First video ever made now on YouTube

Crikey April 9, 2009

In the latest effort to bridge the disconnect between the government and new media, the Library of Congress officially launched its YouTube channel Tuesday.

The art of an unravelling relationship

Crikey April 9, 2009

Turner's Paintbox by Paul Morgan is a worthy companion to Annie Hall, if not quite so witty. And the chapters are named after colours in the paintbox.

Ethan Hawke on Kris Kristofferson: The Last Outlaw Poet

Crikey April 9, 2009

Kris Kristofferson was the original badass renaissance man: musician, poet, pilot, activist and Rhodes Scholar.