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February 25, 2014

Issue 28.37

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In this Issue:

Le Week-end

Because it is the only art form happy to take us back to the bog rather than elevate us above it, you really mustn’t let a movie like Le Week-end (and Nebraska) come and go without taking in its intelligence and humanity.

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Nebraska

IMDb, the film reference site, tells me that if I liked this I’ll like Inside Llewyn Davis, to which I say, ‘give me a break!’ Alexander Payne’s sad but funny, quiet but emotionally rowdy movie Nebraska is streets ahead

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Feeling lucky

It’s hard to pin down just what is so intoxicating (and I use that word carefully) about comedian Fiona O’Loughlin, but as an audience member it is possible to think ‘I could listen to this woman forever’.

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La Table

Mullumbimby is a relaxed town, and yet, it is blessed with a number of quality eateries. Perhaps its greatest lack in the past has been a quality restaurant open regularly at night.

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The Passion of Giselle

Giselle, with its tale of human passions and supernatural forces, is one of the most enchanting ballets of all time, examining the transcendent power of self-sacrificing love.

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The Soul Stone

At just 24, us soul sensation Allen Stone is making his mark. This Seattle songwriter talks about mobile phones and social networks; he sings about the clout of the christian right and a culture of greed.

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New Kat in town

Tonight sees the opening of the Blue Kat at Byron’s Soho Lounge. Curated by Amanda Bennett, she chatted with Seven about what to expect.

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March in March slugged with Byron Council fees

A much-anticipated protest against the current Abbott government and its draconian polices have hit a local bureaucratic snag.

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Jean’s seen a lot in 100 years

The hundredth birthday celebration for long-time Brunswick Heads resident Jean Godden (nee Mortimer) was held at Brunswick Heads Bowling Club last Saturday.

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Byron gets better broadband but not Skennars Head

Infrastructure to improve internet connections has been upgraded at exchanges in Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park and Byron Bay but Skennars Head still lags behind.

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Rugby isn’t just rugby

There appears to be some confusion around football terminology, particularly in relation to the codes of rugby league and rugby union.

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Have input on local koalas’ future

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure must go back to the drawing board with their extravagant West Byron development.

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Stephen Gort: coming full circle at Mullum

A tour player and now a Mullumbimby coach, Steve has been elected president of the Mullum Tennis Club, in a move outgoing president Steve Johnstone welcomed as a ‘rejuvenation’ of the club.

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TPP privateers

Dr Liz Elliott, Billinudgel. Mungo wonders what is Abbott’s plan for Australia! Well, actually it’s Abbott’s puppeteers’ plan, and that plan is to sign the TPP.

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Brutal women win your heart

Australia’s largest regional film festival, Byron International Film Festival, kicks off this Friday with a dazzling opening night, and a lineup that features 226 films from 36 countries.

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Photos for BYS are a SNAP!

Now in its sixth year SNAP! is a photography competition open to young photographers aged from 12 to 24, who live, work or study in the northern rivers.

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Goodman takes on Provest over hospital parking

The newly anointed NSW Labor candidate for Tweed, Ron Goodman, wasted no time in trying to wedge incumbent MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) over a paid parking proposal for Tweed Hospital.

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Byron set to spend environmental levy on rock wall

Byron Shire Cr Basil Cameron. The rush to build a rock wall at Belongil has already seen $300,000 diverted. Now Environmental Levy funds are proposed to be raided.

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Shriver feels the weight of the body image aesthetic

Mandy Nolan interviews the author of a controversial novel about obesity and our relationship to our bodies.

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‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.