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Sept. 11 Memorial Museum’s Fraught Task: To Tell the Truth.

Sept. 11 Memorial Museum’s Fraught Task: To Tell the Truth. | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
During the eight years of planning a museum devoted to Sept. 11, every step has been muddied with contention.
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Your Morning Shot: Hunter S. Thompson: The GQ Eye: GQ on Style: GQ

Your Morning Shot: Hunter S. Thompson: The GQ Eye: GQ on Style: GQ | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
"Absolute truth is a very rare, and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism."

 

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Theatre helps unite generations

Theatre helps unite generations | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
A GRANDMOTHER is enjoying spending quality time with her grandchildren thanks to an East Oxford theatre.

Viv Peto, from Cowley, first discovered her love of the stage ten years ago after signing up for projects at the Pegasus Theatre.

Since then, three of her six grandchildren have joined her to tread the boards in the Magdalen Road project’s productions. The latest additions are six-year old Nell and 15-year-old Bill Peto, both from Cowley.

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A pox on parties, let's shop around

A pox on parties, let's shop around | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
WHAT'S the difference between federal politics and The Hunger Games?

One is the story of a fight to the death, the other a bestselling book and movie. Both make us want to cover our eyes and look away.

Tony Abbott started the last parliamentary week stunned that Julia Gillard was still in the game. "Gillard won't lie down and die and where there's life there's fight," he told his party room.

He finished it trying to scurry out of the chamber to avoid a vote like a kid who'd let off a stink bomb in the classroom.

Is it any wonder that back in the real world, people are begging for mercy and tuning out of politics in their droves?

If you reckon they're all as bad as each other, and voting for them only encourages them, you're not alone. Last week came confirmation that more than 1.5 million Australians have given up on the major parties and our democratic system. That's the number of people who should have voted at the last federal election, but didn't show up.

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Moonlight Jazz

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Moonlight Jazz - Immerse yourself in one of Sydney's most tranquil locations while listening to jazz music for a...
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Sky News: Labor to run primaries for NSW poll

Sky News: Labor to run primaries for NSW poll | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
US-style primaries will be used to select at least five NSW Labor candidates for the next state election, NSW Opposition leader John Robertson says.

Allowing communities to pre-select candidates was one of a number of key recommendations made after the party's heavy 2011 state election loss.

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Assange loses his case but Abbott does the runner - National News - National - General - Hills News

Assange loses his case but Abbott does the runner - National News - National - General - Hills News | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
To Julia Gillard's worry list of long-standing troublemakers such as Tony Abbott, Kevin Rudd and Craig Thomson must now be added another name - Roy Hill.
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beActive announces new transmedia project Beat Girl | beActive

beActive announces new transmedia project Beat Girl | beActive | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it

beActive has announced the launch of Beat Girl. Beat Girl tells the story of a young girl’s musical self-discovery, in the exciting world of DJing. Left with nothing but a piano and debts after her mother’s death, Heather’s only option is to move in with her estranged father and half-brother. She turns to music and DJing to help her through this new stage and to make some sense out of life.

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I took a fast right on Russell, then a left onto...

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“I took a fast right on Russell, then a left onto Maryland Parkway…and suddenly I was cruising in warm anonymity past the campus of the University of Las Vegas…no tension on these faces; I stopped...”...
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Woodstock for the avant-garde

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Elizabeth Renzetti talks to Philip Glass and Robert Wilson about Einstein on the Beach, their 4½-hour opera that, despite being plotless, wowed audiences in 1976 and still captivates...
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Oprah Revives “Oprah’s Book Club;” Launches Online Monday, June 4 - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers

Oprah Revives “Oprah’s Book Club;” Launches Online Monday, June 4 - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Interactive Book Club Engages Readers via Social Media to Create a True Community of Book Lovers...

Los Angeles, Calif. and New York, NY – On Monday, June 4, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and O, The Oprah Magazine will launch Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, an interactive, multi-platform reading club that harnesses the power of social media, bringing passionate readers together to discuss inspiring stories. The best-selling memoir Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf), is the club’s first selection. A true story of adventure, bravery and hope, Wild is full of life lessons that have resonated with many readers, including Oprah, who is bringing its message to book lovers around the world in a modern, community-oriented way.

Starting Monday at 12 p.m. ET, special Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 digital editions of Wild – with exclusive content including a reader’s guide and Oprah’s notes on her favorite passages – will be available for Amazon Kindle, NOOK® by Barnes & Noble, on the iBookstore and everywhere e-books are sold.

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Government Expels Syrian Diplomats

The federal government has expelled the Syrian Chargé d'affaires, Mr Jawdat Ali, and one other Syrian diplomat. The expulsion is in response to the massacre of 100 people in Haoula. The diplomats have 72 hours to leave the country.
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A life in music honoured with top Indigenous award

The Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board is proud to present the $50,000 Red Ochre Award, Australia’s highest peer-assessed award for an Indigenous artist, to Western Aranda country musician Warren H Williams for his outstanding contribution to the Indigenous arts.

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‘Sesame Street’ songs and heavy metal blasted to torture Guantanamo detainees: report  

‘Sesame Street’ songs and heavy metal blasted to torture Guantanamo detainees: report   | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
A new documentary released by Al Jazeera exposes the use of children’s songs and heavy metal music to torture prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
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Labor women at war

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A FAMILY feud has erupted between two Labor state MPs from the south coast after one of them accused the other's daughter of leaking a confidential memo.
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Abbott evolves from Dr No, with hints of The Joker but not yet 007

Abbott evolves from Dr No, with hints of The Joker but not yet 007 | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
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Transmedia Storytelling launches Conducttr mobile app

Transmedia Storytelling launches Conducttr mobile app | the Gonzo Trap | Scoop.it
Transmedia Storyteller Ltd has launched Conducttr Mobile, a mobile app that allows audiences to participate in transmedia entertainment from their mobile devices.
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