Gideon Haigh


Gideon Haigh



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The comeback kid

Society

Eddie Perfect’s ‘Shane Warne: The Musical’

Feeling lucky

Society

What drives economic optimism?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Ursa major

Society

This year marks the centenary of an early classic of American finance: Fifty Years on Wall Street, by Henry Clews, a self-made speculative tycoon turned éminence grise. It is bookended by calamities. Clews first strolled the street during the …

Totally wired

essay

Wire’s ‘Object 47’

Sir Donald Bradman at 100

Society

The serious Australian

‘Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E Smith’ by Mark E Smith (with Austin Collings)

arts

Mancunian Mark E Smith is the founder of The Fall, after 27 studio albums the most durable and protean of all bands to emerge from that burst of musical DIY inspired by punk 30 years ago. Actually, if that is news to you, no purpose is served by reading …

And you can too

arts

Recent book subtitles

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Razor-gang blues

nation_reviewed

They think well of Kevin Rudd at the National Library of Australia. For all his posturing as Mr History, John Howard only visited the library once - and then to launch the government's online-porn filter while the children of staffers gambolled for the …

Gas!

arts

Upton Sinclair’s ‘Oil!’ & Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘There Will Be Blood’

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