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  • 'En route' in Chicago: What if you did a show and one person came?

    'En route' in Chicago: What if you did a show and one person came?
    Early in 2009, a group of theater artists in Melbourne, Australia, reached a fork in their creative road. On the other side was an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event taking place right now in Chicago, titled "en route." But let me start back Down...
  • Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi

    Book review: 'Unbearable Lightness' by Portia de Rossi
    Some remarks, like radioactive elements, have a lingering half-life that allows them to poison one generation after another. One that still contaminates our body-obsessed popular culture is the Duchess of Windsor's notorious admonition that no woman can...
  • PASSINGS: Doris Betts, Norman Fruman, Stanley R. Resor, Greg Ham, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller

    PASSINGS: Doris Betts, Norman Fruman, Stanley R. Resor, Greg Ham, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller
    Doris Betts Southern author of short stories, novels Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
  • PASSINGS: Lionel Rose, Gunter Sachs, Thomas G. Nelson

    PASSINGS: Lionel Rose, Gunter Sachs, Thomas G. Nelson
    Lionel Rose 1st Aborigine to a win world boxing title Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him...
  • David Warren dies at 85; inventor of the 'black box' flight data recorder

    David Warren, an Australian scientist who invented the flight data recorder famously known as the "black box" to help investigate aircraft accidents, died Monday in a Melbourne nursing home. He was 85. Australian defense officials announced the death but...
  • PASSINGS: John Walker

    PASSINGS: John Walker
    John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
  • Chris Lilley talks about busting taboos on HBO's 'Angry Boys'

     
    An interview with Chris Lilley, star/creator of HBO's "Summer Heights High," about his new HBO series "Angry Boys," in which he plays a rapper in blackface, among other characters....
  • 2012 Australian Open TV schedule on ESPN2 and Tennis Channel

     
    The first Grand Slam of the tennis calendar takes place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia, as the world’s best tennis players head Down Under. On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic won last year’s Australian Open, then went on to win...
  • Jewish child molesters tracked from Australia to U.S.

     
    The Jewish Daily Forward has a story about Jewish child molesters in Australia have ended up in the United States with the help of some leaders in the Jewish community: A child sex abuse scandal in Australia’s Jewish community has spilled into...
  • Greg Norman hopes pairing helps Tiger Woods, ex-caddie move on

     
    Greg Norman says no one wants the recent controversy between Tiger Woods and his ex-caddie Steve Williams to be an issue at this weeks' Presidents Cup....
  • Cut Copy reveals details of forthcoming album, gives a shout-out to Ariel Pink

     
    It's a mantra for many a band seeking inspiration: back to the stacks, back to the stacks, back to the stacks. The Australian trio Cut Copy, whose free-spirited break-out album, "In Ghost Colours," finely plumbed the depths of '80s electropop,......