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Portrait of Deirdre Fidge

Date idea: you bring me potatoes in various forms and then leave.

Portrait of Lorelei Vashti

The things I care and think most about will pop up regularly: family, friends, books, theatrics, the delusions and mythologies I have created about my own life, and all the other sentimental attachments I don’t know where else to put except on the internet.

Portrait of Ira Glass

Your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit.

Annie Proulx on 'Brokeback Mountain'

Annie Proulx talks about her short story turned blockbuster film, Brokeback Mountain.


A conversation with Ken Done

Era-defining artist Ken Done speaks with Penny Modra about art, design and the creative impulse.



Paul Keating on Polls, Politics and Big Ideas

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating talks about indigenous affairs, Australia's place in the world, the importance of big ideas and cultural vision in politics – and the economic and social reforms he enacted during his time as leader.



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