• America’s infrastructure crisis. This is very sobering reading.
• Meet Warren Truss, Deputy PM and responsible for some of the government’s most controversial decisions.
• The Australian book trade is back in business—for keeps, we hope.
• Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban for going to school, now plans to return to Pakistan and enter politics.
• Why are there so few women in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”?
• Schoolgirls in Kenya are denied an education because they can’t afford sanitary products.
• Why is Truman Capote, “the most perfect writer” of Norman Mailer’s generation, almost forgotten today?
Plus great art and photography. ASR feeds both sides of the brain.
A painting by a young Melbourne artist that was highly praised by the great master Arthur Streeton when it was first shown in 1930 will be on display this weekend for the first time in 84 years.
Its showing is the result of determined sleuthing by the artist’s daughter, who has succeeded in discovering its whereabouts and persuading its current owners to allow it to be exhibited.
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That’s the question Anne Summers pitches to this panel comprised of Catholic priest Frank Brennan, writer Lionel Shriver, euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke, and writer and academic, Dennis Altman for the Perth Writers Festival and broadcast by ABC TV’s Big Ideas program.
They’re exploring what constitutes a “good death”, the legal minefields of passing euthanasia laws and the ever-present moral dilemma of assisting a suicide.