While comic book heroes are busy saving humankind, society's high priests label it the greatest threat to the world.
Hollywood takes a Christian fable and turns it on its head as a warning to those who would manage creation.
In 1929, an amateur prospector known as Harold Bell Lasseter claimed publicly to have discovered the reef at a remote location somewhere in the vast desert of central Australia.
He threatened the core of the practice of art, the right to freedom of expression and the autonomy of the artist to decide what to say and how to convey it.
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.