The best reads from around the world.
Monday, October 10th
Andrew Bolt and the making of an opportunist "Wilson and Bolt met when she was working as a secretary to one of the editors of the Age and he was a cadet journalist. She remembers him as being quite introverted, romantic, restless and argumentative. He also had strong ethics and a sense of social justice."
At Home with the Bolts "The woman in question has even gone so far as to provide The Monthly with a statutory declaration and showed copies of letters from Bolt. Bolt has quite clearly accused both her and Anne Summers of concocting (their engagement)."
Deadly protests in Cairo "The violence tonight was of a different order. In the midst of the fray itself, thugs were beating women for wearing crosses. I saw several police vans full of men dressed in civilian clothes."
Amanda Knox: What's in a face? "The model we seem to work with is something like this: I am infinitely subtle, complex and never quite what I seem; you are predictable and straightforward, an open book."
Went for a swim "Nothing, writes Borges, is more secondary to a book's achievement than the intentions of its author. And in the end novels, the great subversive medium, subvert not only what society thinks is right, but what the writer intends to write." (Richard Flanagan)
One shot "The premise is simple: Send five vintage 35-mm. SLR cameras from photographer to photographer across the world, challenging each shooter to make an image with only one click of the shutter."