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Man of La Mancha

I must open with a confession: The Man of La Mancha is my favourite musical, but until now that has been a difficult thing to admit. The problem was that I had only seen the 1972 film version starring Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren. It’s well-written and well-acted, but the songs feel largely flat and…

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Review: The Beards

Perhaps even more compelling than the phenomenon of a successful Australian band which sings exclusively about beards is the question: what kind of man goes to see such a band perform? The atmosphere before a show is often more interesting than the show itself, and Friday night’s performance by The Beards at Bondi Junction’s Jam Gallery was certainly so.…

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Limbo of the Left

Where are the great storytellers and heroes of the Left, asks Yitzi Tuvel. This piece came second in the 2012 Honi Soit opinion competition, judged by Joe Hildebrand.