Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin

Nick Galvin is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

Success

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon swoop on Aussie author Liane Moriarty

Nick Galvin Sydney writer Liane Moriarty has a New York Times bestseller a film version in the works with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

First World War

An Australian War Requiem honours the nation's fallen in First World War

Sergeant Clive Crowley, of Cobbadah, NSW, wrote to his mother in surprisingly tender terms.

Nick Galvin It was after writing his requiem for the freedom fighters of East Timor in 2000 that composer Christopher Bowen began considering what major works existed marking the sacrifice made by Australians in...

Books

A picture book promoting guns to kids by US lobby group aims to 'bring gun ownership out of the closet'

Guns are fun: The Strong family love to show off their weapons.

Nick Galvin A new “wholesome” picture book by two Michigan-based authors aims to show children the benefits of having parents who openly carry handguns.

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TV

Real Housewives of Melbourne leave US viewers bemused

Real Housewives of Melbourne

Nick Galvin US viewers appear somewhat bemused by The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which made its debut on US television screens overnight.

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Tom Polo eavesdrops on train-travelling teens for art's sake

Researching: Artist Tom Polo in Campbelltown.

Nick Galvin The casual chitchat of western Sydney commuters inspires an artist.

Positive impact

Harry Potter books make kids more tolerant of gays, refugees

Daniel Radcliffe

Nick Galvin Besides being a rattling good read, the Harry Potter novels may also help reduce prejudice towards gays, immigrants and refugees among readers, according to new research.

Le Tour more than just a bike race

Author Ianto Ware

Nick Galvin Twenty One Nights In July: A Personal History of the Tour de France.

Returning?

Seinfeld could be coming to Netflix, says Jerry

Jerry Seinfeld

Nick Galvin All 180 episodes of the comedy classic Seinfeld could be heading to the web streaming service Netflix, according to the man behind the show, Jerry Seinfeld.

Meet the stars of Village Vets Australia

Village Vets Australia.

Nick Galvin Anthony Bennett and James Carroll are friends as well as business partners - and it shows.

Star Wars

JJ Abrams reveals Star Wars Ep VII's X-Wing

Star Wars - 1997 - luke skywalker.

Nick Galvin In a video clip that is sure to quicken the pulses of Star Wars fans everywhere, director JJ Abrams has revealed a first look at the X-Wing Starfighter that will grace the screen in the upcoming Star...

TV actor

John Walton, The Young Doctors star, dies

John Walton played Dr Craig Rothwell in <i>The Young Doctors</i>.

Nick Galvin Actor John Walton, known to a generation of TV fans as heart-throb Dr Craig Rothwell in the 1970s and '80s soap The Young Doctors, has died after a long illness. He was 62.

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Classical

Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Jandamarra a gamechanging collaboration

Telling the story: Emanuel James Brown, Uncle Vick Simms and Jimmy

Nick Galvin Scored for some 250 singers, an ensemble of indigenous singers, dancers and actors plus the Sydney Symphony, Jandamarra is a work on an epic scale.

Grim as Grimsby

Sacha Baron Cohen film outrages residents of UK town of Grimsby

Controversial: Sacha Baron Cohen films <i>Grimsby</i> in Essex.

Nick Galvin Residents of the English town of Grimsby have been outraged that their home has been portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen as a rubbish-strewn, violent ghetto in which drunks urinate from windows and...

SSO takes Jandamarra's story to wider audience

Making music: Kirsten Williams, associate concertmaster and Alexei Dupressoir, from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra  in Windjana Gorge.

Nick Galvin Nick Galvin goes backstage and off the beaten track as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra tells a story of rebellion and redemption.

New composition for Sydney International Brass Festival

Inspiring photo: Composer Jim Stephenson produced a piece called Hanging By A Thread when he saw this picture of Lia Reutens.

Nick Galvin When the organisers of next week’s Sydney International Brass Festival were tossing around ideas for a photoshoot to publicise the event, they did not expect their quirky imagery to...

Cuts

Ten news veteran Paul Bongiorno takes redundancy to 'help save jobs' at ailing network

Paul Bongiorno Political reporter for Channel ten News.

Nick Galvin Veteran Channel Ten political commentator Paul Bongiorno has taken a payout from the troubled network, in part to preserve the careers of some of his younger colleagues.

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Piano maestro Emanuel Ax brings power of Beethoven to Sydney Opera House

Emanuel Ax

Nick Galvin Emanuel "Manny" Ax is rehearsing with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and his "old buddy" David Robertson.

Top 5

Rik Mayall: Top 5 finest moments, from The Young Ones to Blackadder

Young and restless ... Rik Mayall as Rick in <i>The Young Ones</i>.

Nick Galvin From Rick in The Young Ones to the grotesque but curiously familiar Alan B'stard, every one of Mayall's comedic creations was over-the-top and unforgettable.

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Leila Yusaf Chung's book Chasing Shadows flies against the stereotypes of middle-eastern women

Streetwise: Author Leila Yusaf Chung in Auburn, Sydney.

Nick Galvin In Chasing Shadows Leila Yusaf Chung talks of love and loss in Palestine.

Saturday, June 14

Nick Galvin Remember when The Simpsons was wet-your-pants funny?