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A Christmas without Christmas: on grief and holiday ritual

A Christmas without Christmas: on grief and holiday ritual

You can't escape the idea of family at Christmas — blood or built. So how do you rewrite Christmas when that family changes?

Symphonies in Yiddish

Symphonies in Yiddish

I grew up in a house of loudness and in time, I too managed to add something to my sisters’ symphonies. Michael Gawenda recalls childhood in a tumbling down weatherboard house in Caulfield.

When a parent goes missing

When a parent goes missing

Mourning the living is often worse than mourning the dead. Gillian Bouras on the complex disappearance of her father.