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Learning from luminaries

TROYE Sivan first came onto our radar a few years back when he landed the plum role of the young Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sivan was discovered by a Hollywood producer, who spotted a YouTube clip of

Learning from luminaries

TROYE Sivan first came onto our radar a few years back when he landed the plum role of the young Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Sivan was discovered by a Hollywood producer, who spotted a YouTube clip of

Pesach in the camps

MARIKA Weinberger, 83, still vividly remembers the last Pesach seder she shared with her family in Košice, formerly part of Hungary, just before being moved to the ghetto in 1944. This week, as Jews around the world celebrate the Jewish

Pesach in the camps

MARIKA Weinberger, 83, still vividly remembers the last Pesach seder she shared with her family in Košice, formerly part of Hungary, just before being moved to the ghetto in 1944. This week, as Jews around the world celebrate the Jewish

Playing great-grandfather’s violin at Auschwitz’s gates

FOR years, Ashleigh Vissel’s great-grandfather’s violin sat in disrepair on top of her grandfather’s wardrobe. It hadn’t been played for more than six decades — since Jacob Vissel, its original owner, died in Auschwitz in 1944. While Ashleigh played the

Playing great-grandfather’s violin at Auschwitz’s gates

FOR years, Ashleigh Vissel’s great-grandfather’s violin sat in disrepair on top of her grandfather’s wardrobe. It hadn’t been played for more than six decades — since Jacob Vissel, its original owner, died in Auschwitz in 1944. While Ashleigh played the

Sages makes Archibald finals — for the 20th time

JENNY Sages is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize — the 20th time she has been up for the prestigious portrait prize to date. But up until a few months ago, the artist was struggling to decide on a

Sages makes Archibald finals — for the 20th time

JENNY Sages is a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize — the 20th time she has been up for the prestigious portrait prize to date. But up until a few months ago, the artist was struggling to decide on a

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Sydney’s top 10 historic haunts

SYDNEY comes with a storied past. In the hidden alleys and dens of the city’s inner streets, an assortment of artists, criminals, strippers, activists and hookers have all led their varied lives. This is a town that lived by its

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Sydney’s top 10 historic haunts

SYDNEY comes with a storied past. In the hidden alleys and dens of the city’s inner streets, an assortment of artists, criminals, strippers, activists and hookers have all led their varied lives. This is a town that lived by its

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A chat with Dennis Prager

AMERICAN radio talk show host and author Dennis Prager is never one to shy away from discussing his conservative brand of politics based on Judeo-Christian values. Ahead of his Australian tour as a guest of the United Israel Appeal, I

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A chat with Dennis Prager

AMERICAN radio talk show host and author Dennis Prager is never one to shy away from discussing his conservative brand of politics based on Judeo-Christian values. Ahead of his Australian tour as a guest of the United Israel Appeal, I

The Gaza doctor who refuses to hate

“THIS is the end. This is the end.” That is all Izzeldin Abuelaish could think when an Israeli tank shell hit his home on the afternoon of January 16, 2009. For weeks, the Palestinian doctor and his eight children had

The Gaza doctor who refuses to hate

“THIS is the end. This is the end.” That is all Izzeldin Abuelaish could think when an Israeli tank shell hit his home on the afternoon of January 16, 2009. For weeks, the Palestinian doctor and his eight children had