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Friday March 19, 2010COLLECTORS 8pm, ABC1 People who collect old television schedules - and isn't that everyone? - will have noticed this program has been reinstated in its familiar timeslot. And what better way to illuminate a hectic Friday night than to visit Brian and Barbara Lynch in Wagga Wagga? Most people recycle their household packaging, Brian saves it. Old packets, cartons, boxes, tins and grocery shop signs - remember them? (grocery shops, I mean) - plus back numbers of significant newspapers, such as like today's Herald. Meet a woman with Imelda Marcos syndrome who has assembled 2500 pairs of ornamental shoes. These ardent accumulators bring a glow of gratification to graphic designers in the packaging field and to manufacturers of souvenir ornaments - the Charles and Diana commemorative soup tureen springs to mind.
Wednesday January 13, 2010Onya, Vanya
Thursday October 29, 2009Raising the Bar
Saturday October 10, 2009An Education Lynn Barber Penguin, $24.95 Literary Melbourne. A Celebration of Writing and Ideas Edited by Stephen Grimwade Hardie Grant, $24.95 Do You Want Sex with That? Claire Halliday Viking, $29.95 Protocols of the Elders of Sodom and other essays Tariq Ali Verson, $39.95
Thursday September 24, 2009POPULATION GROWTH
Friday September 18, 2009Kym Coleman (Letters, September 16) asks: "Why would a criminal be released if he was still such a danger that everyone needed to be warned of his presence?" The victims of many repeat sex offenders would be asking themselves that same question.
Friday July 10, 2009A song about internet porn has made Trekkie Monster a star. Kylie Northover talks to him and his "supporter", Luke Joslin.
Monday July 6, 2009It's old-fashioned to view these women as victims
Saturday June 13, 2009CAN we please have a reality check about the style of play of the Socceroos ("A win, but Socceroos fail to shine", Herald, June 11) and our place in world football. Italy, the second most successful nation for World Cup wins, has traditionally played a defensive game that led to the term "catenaccio" (doorbolt). Holland, the most successful football nation of the past 40 years with a population similar to Australia's, play a more attacking game based on a style its great team of the 1970s developed called "total football". Holland has never won a World Cup, and in a 100 years Australia will not equal the Dutch as a football nation. Aussies should be happy that our team makes the World Cup and in the really successful years, with luck, will make the final 16 and maybe the quarter-finals. England, where the game was founded, since 1950 has only once, in both the World Cup and European championship, other than at home, progressed past the quarter-finals. Remember we are going to South Africa, and at this stage European nations such as Sweden, Portugal and France, with a football pedigree of many decades, might not be there. The millions who follow these teams would not complain about the style of play so long as they had a win and would see their team in the 2010 World Cup.