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The annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" has come out, and three-year champ Noma, in Copenhagen, has been knocked from its No. 1 perch. El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish restaurant presided over by the Roca brothers, has bumped René Redzepi's...
AUSTIN, Texas -- Outspoken rock 'n' roll balladeer Nick Cave traced his beginnings from “rural Australia” to the more comforting confines of his own imagination in a sprawling, hour-long chat at the South by Southwest music conference here....
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At first blush, "Ganesh Versus the Third Reich" sounds like a long-lost Monty Python skit about some bizarre time-tripping action-figure wrestling bout. Indeed, as the title hints, a cosmic smackdown between the pachyderm Hindu god and the German Führer...
Tags: Ethics, Australia, Celebrities, Cate Blanchett, Autism
Rafael Nadal's comeback has been put on hold for a few more weeks -- or perhaps, a couple of months -- following his withdrawal from the Australian Open. But it is not the troublesome left knee preventing him from playing in Melbourne. The Spanish...
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, has died at her home outside Melbourne, Australia, at the age of 103. The matriarch of the world's most prominent media family was well-known in Australia for her philanthropy, and...
Doris Betts Southern author of short stories, novels Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
Show TrackerAn interview with Chris Lilley, star/creator of HBO's "Summer Heights High," about his new HBO series "Angry Boys," in which he plays a rapper in blackface, among other characters....
The Fabulous ForumGreg Norman says no one wants the recent controversy between Tiger Woods and his ex-caddie Steve Williams to be an issue at this weeks' Presidents Cup....
Bill Hunter, the archetypal working-class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio "Muriel's Wedding," "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and "Strictly Ballroom" died of cancer May 21 in a Melbourne hospice, his...
John Walker, 67, a guitarist and singer who was one of the founding members of the Walker Brothers, a 1960s rock band whose biggest hit was "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)," died of liver cancer Saturday in Los Angeles, according to his personal...
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Lionel Rose 1st Aborigine to a win world boxing title Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him...
Pop & HissIt's a mantra for many a band seeking inspiration: back to the stacks, back to the stacks, back to the stacks. The Australian trio Cut Copy, whose free-spirited break-out album, "In Ghost Colours," finely plumbed the depths of '80s electropop,......
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