Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

6 ENTRIES Leigh Sales anchors the ABC’s 7.30 program and has written two books.



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Culture

Who’s up, who’s down

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg’s documentary ‘Weiner’ charts the fall of a congressman who can’t keep out of the spotlight

Society

Sunday in the park

The mystery of a man, a tree and an umbrella

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Purgatory

Nicola has the sunken face of a long-term junkie. She looks about 50 but is probably much younger. She is painfully skinny in tight jeans and her shoulder blades poke through her white cardigan. She wears thongs even though it’s winter. Nicola has …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Culture

Hollywood ending

It's Saturday night and Steve Carroll sits behind the counter in his suburban video store watching the door and hoping for customers. Once, back in the "halcyon days", as Steve calls them, he needed two staff for the hectic Saturday shift. Now the action …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Born again

On a rainy Monday night in Sydney's inner west, Dave Bloustien is testing new material on 50 people who have squeezed into the small upstairs room of a pub. Bloustein is a 33-year-old comedian with wide sideburns reminiscent of Wolverine from X-Men. …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Checkmate

One recent Sunday morning, Ian Rogers, the greatest chess player Australia has produced, showed up at a small tournament held at the Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club, in Sydney’s north-west. Chessboards were arranged on trestle tables in an upstairs function …