January - February 2012 Volume LVI, No. 1-2

The Rum Sedges

Roger Underwood
The Hard Left Bias of the Mass Media
Steven Kates
Sayings
Rod Usher
Existential Threats versus Cockeyed Optimism
Peter Smith
A Serving of Bacon
Peter Ryan
A Short Essay on Walking
Geoff Page

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Hal Colebatch, John Hill, Suzanne Edgar, Susan Reibel Moore, Murray Mitchell, Christopher Cooper, Bernard d’Abrera, Reg Naulty, Colin Pratt, Peter Proudfoot, Tony McCurdy, David Secomb

Art

When Antonioni Met Rothko

Christopher Heathcote

Chronicle

Keith Windschuttle

January February 2012

Fiction

Returning to Carthage

Ben Sharafski

The Quiet Stars

John Saul

Film

The Bard or Not the Bard

Neil McDonald

First Person

Why Italy is in Trouble

Geoffrey Luck

Freedom of Speech

History

Literature

My Friend Will

Rob Nugent

Religion

God v Allah III

Bernard d’Abrera

Ryan

A Serving of Bacon

Peter Ryan

Science

The Rum Sedges

Roger Underwood

Smoking Out Evil Spirits

Christopher Akehurst

Theatre

Grey Gardens in Melbourne

Michael Connor

Poetry

Robbing Banks

John Whitworth

Banished

John Whitworth

Flight

Rod Usher

The Sad Policeman

John Whitworth

Old Man’s Beard

John Whitworth

Portent

Rod Moran

Anniversary Poem

David Chandler

After the Wedding

Victoria Field

Sayings

Rod Usher

I’m Not Crying

Marilyn Peck

Women with Infants

Andrew Lansdown

I Know

Kathy Duggan

Learning to Know One’s Place

Graeme Hetherington

Prague

Victoria Field

Porch

Victoria Field

The Nigger in the Woodpile

Graeme Hetherington

Stone Diary

Victoria Field

Father and the Cordial Factory

Graeme Hetherington

The Fell of Day

Victoria Field

Gravity

Tricia Dearborn

Tomato Blues

Rod Usher