Peter Robb

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16 ENTRIES Peter Robb is the author of Midnight in Sicily, which won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for non-fiction and was named a New York Times Notable Book. His other books include A Death in Brazil (the Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year in 2004) and Street Fight in Naples.



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The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery NSW’s Michael Brand

Adventures in the artefact business

Statue of a kouros in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. © Jean-Pierre Lescourret/Corbis

Society

The Insult

An incurious encounter takes flight

Jose Ramos-Horta with school students in Ermera, Timor-Leste, March 2012. © Beawitharta/Reuters

Referendum

Autumn of the Patriarch

Four Days with José Ramos-Horta

Fashion icon Akira Isogawa. Image courtesy of Akira Isogawa

Arts

The Bride Wore Black

Akira Isogawa

Caravaggio's Saint Jerome, the patron saint of scholars. Wikimedia Commons

Culture

The life not lived

Reflections on scholarship

Culture

Dreamland

A journey through north-western NSW with Ivan Sen

Glenn Murcutt with a model of the house he built for Banduk Marika at Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, 2009. © Jim Trifyllis/Newspix

Culture

Fathers & sons

Meeting Glenn Murcutt

arts

The kid grows up

Meeting Alex dimitriades

A scene from Stuck Pigs Squealing's 2005 production of 'The Black Swan of Trespass'. © Brett Boardman Photography

Culture

Out of the box

Meeting Lally Katz

Chef Tony Bilson whips up some 'cucina ricca'. © Danielle Smith/Fairfax Photos

Society

Stardust memories

In search of real Italian food

Director Benedict Andrews in rehearsal for the Belvoir Street Theatre's current production, 'The Seagull'. © Heidrun Löhr

Culture

Under surveillance

Meeting Benedict Andrews

Shaun Gladwell, 'Tangara', production still, 2003. (Photographer: Josh Raymond.) Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Culture

Lessons in unlearning

Shaun Gladwell

Politics

Who’s afraid of Marcia Langton?

Two very unlike people have been opening up new ways of thinking about Indigenous affairs in Australia during the past several years. Noel Pearson, the known face of the new thinking, is someone settler institutions can relate to. He is male. He belongs …

Margaret Scott, pictured here in 1994, was a pioneer of Australian ballet and became the first director of the Australian Ballet School in 1964. Courtesy of the National Library of Australia. © Angela Lynkushka

Culture

Maggie’s war

A chapter in the life of ballet legend Margaret Scott

Mark Twain at home in New Hampshire, 1906. The writer penned the annotation as part of a series of narrative portraits. © Bettmann / Corbis

Culture

Parallel lives

Mark Twain and his Autobiography: Volume 1

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