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Geeks will inherit the galaxy starting with DMZ, an award-winning online magazine for geeks.
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In the below video, Dr Belle Alderman shows us the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature’s research materials available onsite in this, the 5th part of our series on the Centre. The series so far: a brief history of the Centre a guided tour…

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A creature suspiciously like the 1990’s character Gumby is reading Play Dough’s Republic. What’s next? Play Dough’s Cave? Instead of shadows shaping perception, is reality malleable? DOES THIS MEAN PLAY DOUGH ADVOCATES ALTERNATIVE FACTS??? Ian Gunn,…

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Arrival (2016) — a review by Nalini Haynes

A review by Nalini Haynes Arrival is a science fiction movie where alien ships that look like rocks you’d skip over a lake come to Earth. It’s a race to learn their language. First Louise Banks (Amy Adams) has a baby. The baby grows up, contracts a rare…

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Publishers' Archives: National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature series part 4

The below video is part 4 of a series focusing on the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. Dr Belle Alderman shows us the publishers’ archives, which include a wealth of background material on published Australian children’s literature.…

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A gifted child plays guitar — with commentary from someone who is NOT his parent. Anyone would think that Ian Gunn had a lot of contact with ‘gifted’ children and their parents. You might even assume that Ian was a teacher, for example. Someone who was…

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Rare Books: Dr Belle Alderman talks about the Centre's collection and shares one book's history

In the below short video (3 minutes 12 seconds), Dr Belle Alderman of the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature talks about the NCACL’s rare book collection and the history of one book in particular, Little Miss Anzac. In part 1 of this…

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Travelers season 1 — a review by Nalini Haynes

A review by Nalini Haynes Travelers is yet another made-for-television time travel story. Although far from the first in its genre in the past few years, it’s one of the more intelligent. Travelers have their consciousness transported through time to…

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Mr Goodtrolley says “Spend till the end”. I guess he knew Trump would be the US president and the end would be nigh. Or maybe he’s just urging us all to don our pussy hats. I’m still convinced he’s evil. Did you notice that Goodtrolley spelt “’til”, the…

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This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel — a review of a story about a family raising a transgendered child

A review by Nalini Haynes Rosie is a student at med school when she meets Penn, an aspiring author. She tells Penn she doesn’t have time for a boyfriend because she’s in a medical residency so Penn woos her by sitting in Emergency, writing, during her 36…

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Preacher season 1 — a review by Dr Gretchen M Stolte comparing the TV series to the comics

by Dr Gretchen Marie Stolte Lady Gaga’s new album Joanne has a fabulous song called ‘John Wayne’. The first stanza is amazing and quite relative to a discussion of AMC’s first season of Preacher, the television adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s…
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