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Public Address 30/03/07 - Human Space Invaders

PUBLIC ADDRESS 30/03/07 - Human Space Invaders

Human Space Invaders | Mar 29, 2007 23:42
Russell Brown's Hard News

I'm in Wellington today at Chasing the Long Tail: Audio-Visual Archiving in the Digital Era, a seminar staged by the Film Archive, so I don't have a whole lot of time to blog before the dread 7am flight. So I asked Leo to recommend a couple of movies,...,


Part 14: My Mind's Sedate | Mar 29, 2007 23:31
AYE CALYPSO: An exclusive Cricket World Cup blog

It is trite, and completely wrong, to call cricket a simple game. It is not. It is as complex a sport invented, where an individual faces an individual, each striving for a team. The contest between bowler and batsmen is distorted through the prism of what is required by the...,


The Re-Branding of Maxim | Mar 29, 2007 21:54
GUEST: Grant Robertson

Language matters. Just take a look at where we have ended up on the debate on the repeal, now amendment, of Section 59 of the Crimes Act. Early on, opponents dubbed Sue Bradford's Private Members Bill the 'banning smacking' bill. Never mind that the Bill does nothing of the sort...,


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