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We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Barry Church-Woods I use the word kismet far too much for someone who is only a little bit Arabic in the face. I guess beshert would be a better fit for my cultural sensibilities, though again, I’ve never been to temple. Either way; you catch my drift. I live in […]

The cult of in-ing

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Dating is hard enough. But try making it work with an emotionally crippled closeted artist. Barry Church-Woods tackles his demons Have you ever been ined? In-ing is a strange phenomenon where people around you would prefer that you’re not a gay. It comes in particularly useful to those who find homosexuality […]

In the midst of hate

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My dear, In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that… […]

Matthew Flinders – hello, sailor! Michael Burge

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SPECULATION about the sexual orientation of iconic English seaman Matthew Flinders rose like a colourful maritime flag over a decade ago when previously unknown letters surfaced, including emotionally charged passages written by Flinders to fellow explorer George Bass. In his 2007 Meanjin article “Exploring love: did they or didn’t they?” […]