Center-staging the calamities of collaboration, Elliott Colla's noir thriller exposes the moral and strategic failures of military occupation.
This put Lennon and McCartney up there with Rogers and Hammerstein and Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as one of the great songwriting duos of the 20th century.
Like the great Horace Rumpole I have reached the age where I prefer mostly to read books I have read before. Thus I have recently been enjoying two old favourites.
I visited Red Queen at MONA, an evolutionary curatorial vision that encompasses everything from Egyptian coffins to...well read on.
Learning Italian – or any language – with parallel texts is possible for individuals, but like saving water by showering with a friend, it is especially enjoyable when done in pairs.
Rediscovering titles studied cursorily while younger yields rewards, especially when explored by iPad.
Now that my nights are insomniac and the radio keeps putting on music that I dislike, I keep 6 books by my bedside that I can turn to, and read as I wish, and can read in small doses.
OK ... so maybe Lennon and Ono's drugs were just a whole lot more transcendental, but Lennon and Ono shared a vision of obtainable world peace – a serious ambition.
What memorials will there be for Australia's more humble politicians who have little opportunity to change the course of history by territorial and cultural conquest?
There is a cinema I go to that refunds your money if you're out the door within 20 minutes of the opening titles. The people there have knowing looks. My personal best is less than five minutes of the awful
The true potential of the visual arts is that they offer the possibility of responding to the great issues of faith, without words, a truth that has no explanation.
Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day. It's still worth leaving your screen and checking one out.