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The 1919 silent film adaptation of C.J. Dennis's The Sentimental Bloke is now available on DVD.  Gerard Elson of "Readings" takes a look.

The Oxford English Dictionary has finally included the word "bogan", a classic Aussie term.  The dictionary defines the word as a "depreciative term for unfashionable, uncouth, or unsophisticated person, esp. of low social status".

John Birmingham describes the slow decline and fall of the Fairfax empire as "our fault", as we aren't buying the papers.  He's correct, but not about me, of course - I have a subscription.  Trouble is Fairfax were warned about this and should have seen it coming years ago.  And I still miss the late-lamented "Nation Review".

Susan Johnson has been busy doing the rounds promoting her latest novel My Hundred Lovers. Seems a few people have been a bit misled by that title.  Can't think why.

While probably not having the same number of "horizontal dancing partners" Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James seems to have as many imitators.

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