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afunnythinghappened

July 2014

A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to Chemo


by Luke Ryan

A year-long regimen of chemotherapy and radiotherapy wasn’t quite what Luke Ryan had in mind when he turned twenty-two. Especially having been through the same rigmarole when he was eleven. Needless to say, Luke is eyeing off thirty-three warily.

Clearly there’s only one course of action to take when you’ve been handed two life-threatening diagnoses in twenty-two years: comedy.

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arevolutioninthemaking

July 2014

A Revolution in the Making

by Guy Rundle

Just as you were getting comfortable with a digital world, here comes the material revolution, a transformation in the production and distribution of, well, everything.

Guy Rundle talks to the people at the frontline of this mind-boggling new world, and paints a vivid picture of how life will change as today’s emerging technologies become mainstream.

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funemployed

June 2014

Funemployed

by Justin Heazlewood

Funemployed goes beyond the press releases and the hype to show what it’s really like to be a working artist in Australia.

Through candid interviews, brutal honesty and lacerating wit, Justin Heazlewood (aka The Bedroom Philosopher) provides a fascinating portrait of life in Australia for artists and aspiring artists alike.

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runforyourlife

June 2014

Run for Your Life

by Jill Jolliffe

Unwillingly given up by her birth mother and adopted into a violent household, Jill Jolliffe ran away as a teenager and has been running ever since.

Following her instincts, she became a foreign correspondent – risking her life to report on Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, exposing sex-trafficking rackets in Portugal and ducking bullets while covering a war in Angola.

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