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What if Bilo made a film about us?

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What if Bilo made a film about us? Like many successful films, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan has inspired a sequel. The more simply named My Brother Borat will shortly be released, and...

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Oh, yuk, he writes for children…

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It is summer in the southern hemisphere, where I am seeing in the New Year, but now and then a cold, sour blast from the north reminds me of home. One of the on-line messages, left in response to an...

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Pom-bashing faces the ultimate Test

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It will either be a very good time to be a Pom visiting Australia over the next few days, or it could  be something of a trial. On Boxing Day, the most important cricket match in the country’s history will...

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Getting in touch with my inner Australian

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For an Englishman interested in taking a side-step out of his regular life, there is no place quite like Australia. After all, a couple of centuries ago, the ancestors of today's Australians took a side-step out of their regular lives (or,...

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Why writers are mugging each other

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Today marks the end of a peculiar, but increasingly popular, annual event: national novel-writing month is almost over. Heads down, fingers pounding away at their keyboards, would-be writers here and in America will be racing for the finishing line, having...

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Sometimes you can be too dignified

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It has been one of those moments when, as if we have suddenly been spooked by the chilly uncertainties of today and tomorrow, there has been a general scurrying back to the warmth and safety of yesterday. The newspapers have...

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Song of the week (Yuletide Special): Christmas in Bed

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The great 5 x 15 Stories asked me to write a Christmas song for them. I'm not sure this is quite what they were expecting. Christmas in Bed by TerenceBlacker And here's its launch, with two other songs, when I...

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