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The motherlode: equality is a battle that continues

Monday, 14 March 2011, 2:23 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

It came, it went, and it turned 100. International Women’s Day on 8 March resounded with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Annie Lennox and Bianca Jagger. It swelled with empowering speeches about equality from politicians such as Australian ... More >>

Tales of Armistead Maupin

Monday, 14 March 2011, 2:21 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

For American author and gay activist Armistead Maupin, there is only one place to call home - San Francisco, the city that inspired his enormously popular social comedy series Tales of the City . More >>

The Girl Who Kicked the ALF

Wednesday, 9 March 2011, 10:50 am | Evelyn Tsitas

How's this for a story? A young woman, subjected to abuse of power and inappropriate behaviour by well paid men held in high esteem by society, takes revenge by secretly taping a man in a "compromising situation" with her. She then uses this to maximum ... More >>

Show us your corpse: The Body Worlds Circus

Friday, 18 February 2011, 1:25 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

Somewhere in the world, a plastinated corpse show is open to the public, or about to open. Such is the enduring appeal of the death peep that it is only fitting its creator, Gunther von Hagens – aka Dr Death – has decreed his own ailing body ... More >>

Twitter love: celebrity romance in the age of social media

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 11:42 am | Evelyn Tsitas

Fabricated romance, scripted passion - if your name is Ken and Barbie or Shane and Elizabeth, chances are the passive onlooker is getting more than their money's worth of titillation from your couplings at the moment. More >>

Twitter love: celebrity romance in the age of social media

Wednesday, 16 February 2011, 11:30 am | Evelyn Tsitas

Fabricated romance, scripted passion - if your name is Ken and Barbie or Shane and Elizabeth, chances are the passive onlooker is getting more than their money's worth of titillation from your couplings at the moment. Follow spin king Shane Warne and ... More >>

Flicking the bean on screen

Tuesday, 8 February 2011, 10:23 am | Evelyn Tsitas

Male masturbation in fiction, between the pages and on the screen, has long been celebrated. Portnoy's Complaint, American Pie and There's Something About Mary are all part of this extensive homage to o*nanism*. Will the five times Oscar nominated ... More >>

Never Let Me Go: the organ donation debate

Monday, 31 January 2011, 11:21 am | Evelyn Tsitas

To live, someone else must die. To ensure there are enough spare parts to go around, the government must breed people to provide organs for others. That is the crux of the new British movie Never Let Me Go. Based on Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel, the ... More >>

The gestational carrier fuels baby lust

Sunday, 23 January 2011, 9:07 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

The gestational carrier fuels baby lust What's more unpalatable - the term barren or the phrase gestational carrier? In the 21st century, no woman ever need infertility stand in her way of becoming a mother when she can rent someone else's womb at very ... More >>

Diamond life: Why putting a ring on it still really matters

Wednesday, 19 January 2011, 1:22 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

When Beyonce sings Put A Ring On It she means all the single ladies want a diamond. The juxtaposition of those two words – "diamond" and "ring" conjures up wedding bells, expensive designer dresses, overblown receptions and (for the older, wiser ... More >>

Men aging disgracefully on screen

Monday, 10 January 2011, 11:19 am | Evelyn Tsitas

There is yet another double standard in Hollywood and it goes like this – men are allowed to age and get fat without comment, whereas women in a similar position dare not add a kilo or the wrath of public indignation will hit them with the force of ... More >>

Men aging disgracefully on screen

Thursday, 6 January 2011, 12:57 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

Men aging disgracefully on screen There is yet another double standard in Hollywood and it goes like this – men are allowed to age and get fat without comment, whereas women in a similar position dare not add a kilo or the wrath of public indignation ... More >>

Film Review: Sarah's Key unlocks the future

Wednesday, 29 December 2010, 1:24 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

Film Review: Sarah's Key unlocks the future The truth can be an ugly thing, and those who uncover it the unwelcome messengers. But the truth can also be a release, and tear away the comfortable lies we chose to live inside. At its heart, this is ... More >>

Breasts in 2010: Keeping abreast of the new conservatism

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 1:45 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

As 2010 draws to a close, it's hard to keep abreast of the inconsistencies that have taken place on the mammary front this year. Breasts are back in the news, and this time in the spotlight, women have been asked to cover up; they've been asked to get ... More >>

*Beyond piracy – musicians rethink file sharing*

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 9:31 am | Evelyn Tsitas

Would you pay $3 a month to download as many songs as you like from the internet and know that your money will go directly to the artists? More >>

Controversial study provokes the mother of all fights

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 4:03 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

The mother of all fights has erupted over evolutionary psychologist Professor Satoshi Kanazawa's claims that more attractive women tend to have daughters, not sons. More >>

Reality's an edit: U2's claw directs the audience experience

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 12:17 pm | Evelyn Tsitas

U2 has been around for nearly 30 years, and Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are not as young as they once were. The band's 360 degree tour makes an ingenious allowance for the aging rock stars; with the giant claw diverting attention ... More >>

 

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