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2016

Current Affairs Wrap: Should old trauma be forgotten? Welcome back to 2016!

...ers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother.” There isn’t much worse than a parent outliving a child, but only one day later, Reynolds also passed away. The 84-year-old suffered a stroke in the wake of Carrie’s death, with her son Todd describing the stress of Carrie’s death simply being “too much” for Reynolds. Todd also disclosed that just before she passed, she poignantly remarked, “I want to be with Carrie”. Reynolds...

The tense psychological character study that is Lynne Vincent McCarthy’s “Lonely Girl”

...ass, and well worth an examination.     As with most cultures, we are perennially exposed to art which is subject to the male gaze; so it is a rare work or societal insight that provides the opposite. Lynne Vincent McCarthy’s first novel Lonely Girl provides a fascinating, if disturbing, insight as to the ways and motivations of an isolated woman placed in extraordinarily empowered circumstances. The novel tells of Ana, living just...

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Public art: Friend or enema…?

...breeze, only to look down and see a giant butt-plug in the square below. “Sacre bleu !” Georgia O’Keeffe once said “filling a space in a beautiful way, that’s what art means to me”. Apparently, that’s what it means to McCarthy too, except he took the quote far too literally. McCarthy’s previous works include the quaintly titled Butt-Plug Gnome; a statue of Santa Claus holding a…you guessed it! And Complex Shit; an inflatable mound of...

Bringing humanity back to live sheep exporting

...nd measure animal welfare, and consequently requires further work and consideration to understand its ramifications and impacts. It also potentially produces fluctuations in stocking density of between 18 and 79 per cent. Dr McCarthy has said this needs independent technical review. I want to start that journey immediately. Dr McCarthy recommends the regulator must ensure the integrity of the system. It must nail those who do the wrong thing....

Gender, “Ghostbusters” and the “No Girls Allowed” club

.... O’Neill begins his article with: “I think we should call it Melissa McCarthyism – the trend for reworking cultural products in order to make them more politically palatable.” Huh. Out of all the things of which McCarthy is guilty (in my mind, at least) being the personification of censorship is not one of them. The comparison is so hyperbolic it’s practically libellous. If one were to compile a list of the similarities between...

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Sexual apartheid: Overweight “actresses” in film

...e trailer for Tammy (which is what inspired me to write this article in the first place), I was more than a little taken aback. The “wacky” slapstick antics and self-deprecation depicted in the aforementioned trailer reduced McCarthy to nothing more than a jiggling punch-line. What makes it all the more disappointing, however, is that the film was produced and co-written by McCarthy, and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone. Now although the...

S&M: Barbra Streisand – Here’s to Campster-gram…

Carrie McCarthy demands that all the haters on Barbra Streisand’s Instagram foray ask themselves who the hell they think they’re trying to de-camp already… #sheslikebutter   Forget anything you know about camp and prepare yourself, because this week saw an event camper than a Bert and Patty Newton Christmas special. #nowthatscamp Barbra Streisand joined Instagram. I repeat – Barbra Streisand has joined Instagram. And I...

Live sheep exporters allowed to keep unsuitable ships for longer

...the change. Sources said the Agriculture department was critical of AMSA – which comes under the Infrastructure department and regulates shipping standards – for not putting a sunset clause on old ships in earlier years. The McCarthy review did not cover the question of when the grandfathering should end. While the government said it accepted all 23 recommendations of the McCarthy review it sent one crucial recommendation – to bring in a...

The live export trade is unethical. It puts money ahead of animals’ pain

...has spent most of his career working as a paid contractor to the live export industry, including work for Emanuel Exports, the company that stocked the Awassi Express. It wasn’t a surprise, therefore, to read yesterday that McCarthy did not recommend an end to the live export trade. He didn’t even go along with the recommendation of the Australian Veterinary Association, which favoured suspending the trade for the northern summer. The...

The brutally honest resume of one Nathaniel Davis (me)

...e. I had not yet realised that Fight Club is mostly about fear of castration and that Tyler Durden is the Carrie Bradshaw of anarchism. He seemingly appeals to the opposite sex when actually appealing mostly to the same sex. Carrie marries a billionaire, Tyler blows up his city’s financial centre: both creative solutions to escape crippling credit card debt. Occasionally I would have a novelty condom idea. The stunningly original barb wire...

TBS Blog Series: Culture Blogs you should be reading

...aking art. This blog is for the curious and cultured. “Rock’s Eye View” – Melissa Deerson (2013)   Cultural Flanerie Disgruntled by editors telling her that no one wanted to read about the arts, Carrie McCarthy, in the spirit of the renegade artist, created a defiant blog dedicated to art that has since proved people do in fact want to read about the arts. The name of the blog is a tribute to the flâneur, a figure of 19th...

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Shirley MacLaine and me: Jottings from presidential campaigns

...gene McCarthy, the mild-mannered anti-Vietnam candidate, garnered the student vote and polled so well in the New Hampshire primary that President Johnson took one look at the figures and decided not to stand for re-election. McCarthy did so well and proved LBJ so vulnerable, that the following weekend Bobby Kennedy made the fatal error of announcing his candidacy and three months later his life ebbed away on the kitchen floor of the Ambassador...

The Kerouac rule: Separating the artist from their creations

...  Death is in the air. Doesn’t matter what day it is, somebody’s breathing their final breath. The sun set on 2016 with a gravitational pull that dragged more than a few role models into the pages of history, including Carrie Fisher, George Michael, and Leonard Cohen. Each of them were inimitable in their own right. They inspired crowds of wonderfully diverse individuals to pursue and achieve levels of success in their chosen fields...

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Current Affairs Wrap: Berlin Christmas attacker closure, Leia’s trip to the dark side and our take on the tinsel

...remove vid, Diego loves Jabba While you were asleep: Berlin suspect named, One Nation’s new candidate, our laconic national hero Back to 2016 being the King Joffrey Baratheon of years: beloved actress, writer and cult figure Carrie Fisher has suffered a “massive” heart attack on board a flight from London to Los Angeles. Emergency responders on board performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation before paramedics continued to work on her after landing...

Deconstructing Woody Allen

In 1997’s Deconstructing Harry, Woody Allen’s central character said “all people know the same truth; our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.” There are other standouts from that movie – “baseball’s easy because it has rules” and “I’m a guy who can’t function well in life but can in art.” Now that the proverbial has hit the fan for old Woody, it’s hard not read more into these lines than I had before. I wonder if he’s been mulling...

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Robin Williams: Oh Captain, my captain

...it in the garage alongside my poster of Vin Diesel who also let me down badly by allegedly turning out to be a secret gay person. You and Vin are in the garage now and I hope you’re happy together. I’m going off to cry now. Carrie McCarthy Robin Williams always walked the fine line between comedy and tragedy with such sensitivity. I am grateful for all the laughs, but I am most grateful for his work in Dead Poets Society, a film that resonated...

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Oscars: Can Cate stand tall above the Allen controversy?

...esn’t mean much to most of you, but to a transplanted Melbourne boy living in Sydney, it’s HUGE), we kick off the week the only way possible – spotlighting the Oscars…with a TBS twist of course. Today Carrie McCarthy writes on Woody Allen (with a brilliant illustration by Eveline Pezzini) and the “difficult” situation he has found himself in over accusations that his daughter Dylan Farrow has levelled at him...

Angelina Jolie underwent an elective mastectomy to avoid any chance of breast cancer

Breast Cancer: Being brave to the bone

Remember back in May last year when Angelina Jolie was in all the newspapers? Not for being sighted in Byron Bay or at Luna Park with her hordes of children and bodyguards, but because of the shock the world felt upon hearing she’d had her breasts removed? I remember it well because the publication of her New York Times Op-Ed—My Medical Choice—coincided with a close friend of mine being diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time I avoided...

Partners: what science thinks of ours

...I so richly deserve. Polly Chester A) Transparent communication, an Open heart, Emotional intelligence and a willingness to own their demons. B) Commitment. Tom Caru A) Attitude/Sass, backed up by intelligence. B) Patience. Carrie McCarthy A) Sharp wit, and a good set of tits. B) Sharp wit, and a good set of tits. Steven Barnes A) Honesty, a kind and bubbly personality. Funny, Loyal. B) Honesty and the ability to communicate. Mathew Mackie A) A...

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“Can you ever forgive me?” is a fraud flick that is an honest gem

...n-ups. There needs to be more like this. This film is a rare gem of a thing; well worth seeking out if you’re the kind of cinema-goer who enjoys great, smart writing, and two actors working at the peak of their form. Melissa McCarthy has always been someone to own whatever role she occupies, and there’s any number of screen performances where she really owns every scene she’s in. See her in any one of her SNL performances and you’ll realise that...

Me too: One actor’s observations facing Weinstein’s Hollywood

...unnoticed. My management are actually incredibly strong women and would undoubtedly agree with my sentiments. And I guarantee someone will read this one day and refuse me a job because of it and yes, it scares me to death. But hopefully, the job refusal will be a protection against working for someone who doesn’t respect women in this industry. Hayley McCarthy An actor.    ...

Note to Karl Stefanovic – Homework rules, OK!

Karl Stefanovic would rather play FIFA with his kids instead of helping with their homework, but Joseph McCarthy thinks there’s more quality time to be had in working out sums, not thumbs. I just read a statement by Karl Stefanovic, well-known TV presenter on Channel 9’s Today show. Basically he was making anti-homework statements because, in his opinion, it is too hard for the children and for himself and it takes away from quality time,...

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