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  • Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert debut in 'The Maids' in Australia

    Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert debut in 'The Maids' in Australia
    It's a pairing that theater producers in New York and London would no doubt go ga-ga over. But for the time being at least, only audiences in Sydney, Australia, can catch Cate Blanchett and French film icon Isabelle Huppert performing a frightening...
  • Movie review: 'Wish You Were Here' an intriguing vacation-gone-wrong thriller

    Movie review: 'Wish You Were Here' an intriguing vacation-gone-wrong thriller
    The Aussie import "Wish You Were Here" offers a distinctive, highly effective take on the vacation-from-hell thriller. First-time director Kieran Darcy-Smith, working from a powerful script he wrote with wife — and the film's co-star —...
  • PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price

    PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price
    Ron Taylor Filmed shark for 'Jaws' Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia....
  • Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author

    Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author
    Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79. Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
  • PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding

    PASSINGS: Robert W. Edgar, Chrissy Amphlett, Robert Earl Holding
    Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
  • ‘Hobbit’: Stephen Hunter on Bombur’s blubber, dwarf boot camp

     
    One of the most memorable dwarfs in “The Hobbit” is Bombur, described by J.R.R. Tolkien as “immensely fat and heavy.” ......
  • Australians torn over promises, risks of coal-seam 'fracking'

     
    Global Focus: Fracking Australia -- Lock the Gate appears to be a fitting name for Australia’s protest movement against hydraulic fracturing. It took activists years to identify threats to public health from "fracking," a classic case of getting...
  • Australia seeks to clamp down on forced labor, organ trafficking

     
    In Australia, legislation is aimed at combating organ trafficking, forced marriage and forced labor by broadening laws against slavery and exploitation, a plan that was heralded by human rights groups as a blueprint for world efforts to stop such abuse......
  • In the moment with Cate Blanchett

    In the moment with Cate Blanchett
    On the surface, Cate Blanchett would seem to be the least Chekhovian human being on the planet. No idle longing for Moscow for this international stage and screen star, whose frequent flier mileage must have broken the million mark since she and her...
  • Critic's Notebook: Anton Chekhov for the modern world

    Critic's Notebook: Anton Chekhov for the modern world
    NEW YORK — Anton Chekhov is always with us in the theater. But this summer his work has been especially prevalent, serving as an inspirational model for such contemporary playwrights as Tracy Letts, Andrew Upton and Annie Baker. Having recently...
  • Andrew Upton, minus Cate Blanchett, staying at Sydney Theatre Company

    Andrew Upton, minus Cate Blanchett, staying at Sydney Theatre Company
    Andrew Upton is staying on at the Sydney Theatre Company, assuming the position of sole artistic director starting in January. For the last four years, Upton and his wife, actress Cate Blanchett, have served as co-artistic directors of Australia's most...