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Horror Comics in the Spotlight
Was your childhood filled with murder, robbery, rape, cannibalism, carnage, necrophilia, sex, sadism, masochism “… and virtually every other form of crime, degeneracy, bestiality, and horror”? If so, chances are you were a keen reader of 1950s-era comic books.
A new book is devoted entirely to memorialising the lurid comic book art of the Eisenhower era. Fans will enjoy this preview.
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The Prime Minister’s Speech
Could the Prime Minister’s poll woes be linked to the words she uses? Sydney Morning Herald national reporter Jacqueline Maley has written an op-ed in the daily today suggesting the stiffness with which Prime Minister Julie Gillard delivers her scripted speeches might help explain why her messages don’t seem to cut through in the electorate.
While Julia Gillard is a lively speaker when speaking…
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