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Karl Quinn

Karl has held a variety of senior editing and writing roles since joining Fairfax Media in 1999. Most recently he was The Age's entertainment editor from 2009-2012. As national film editor, he oversees our film coverage in print and on our digital platforms.

Noah Taylor goes from nowhere to everywhere

Karl Quinn For years, Noah Taylor was one of the best-kept secrets of the Australian film industry. But suddenly, he's everywhere.

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Former film chief Kim Williams calls for production subsidies review

Kim Williams.

Karl Quinn Kim Williams, one-time head of the Australian Film Commission and founding chairman of the Film Finance Corporation (now Screen Australia), has compared Australia's film and television producers to...

Science sexy? We can dare to dream as former pop star ponders universe

Professor Brian Cox

Karl Quinn It's important, when talking to a renowned physicist, to get the big questions out of the way first.

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Woman of quiet influence always put others first

Elisabeth Murdoch

Karl Quinn Dame Elisabeth Murdoch cast a long shadow, if such a thing can be said of a woman who brought so much light to the world.

Minimum legacy of $500,000 pledged to nurse's family

Karl Quinn The owners of the radio network at the centre of the royal prank call controversy will donate all profits from advertising on 2Day FM for the remainder of the year to ''an appropriate memorial fund''...

Tough love from my mum, recalls Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch delivers a eulogy at the state memorial service for Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at St. Pauls Cathedral in Melbourne on December 18, 2012. Elisabeth Murdoch, a much-loved Australian public figure, famed philanthropist and mother of News Corp. tycoon Rupert Murdoch, passed away at her Cruden Farm home in the Melbourne suburbs on December 5 at the age of 103. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alex COPPEL

Karl Quinn IF RUPERT MURDOCH rules his vast media empire with a firm hand, it is perhaps because he learnt from the best.

Kirsty Sword Gusmao

For the former first lady, a new battle begins at home

Kirsty Sword Gusma?o is married to Xanana Gusma?o, Prime Minister and former President of the Democratic Republic of  East Timor.

Karl Quinn Kirsty Sword Gusmao's role in East Timor's battle for independence is captured in the documentary Alias Ruby Blade, but now she's fighting on a new front - for her health.

Big dance festival in doubt as promoter collapses

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New Years Day.
Summerdayze festival.
Ravers in the Green Room.

Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston, Karl Quinn Promoter behind some of Australia's biggest music festivals collapses with massive debts.

Ten dumps The Circle and host Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes.

Karl Quinn and Michael Idato TV presenter Yumi Stynes has been ditched, along with her chat show The Circle, by Ten.

Chopper crash victim was James Cameron's 'right-hand man'

Andrew Wight.

Karl Quinn The writer-producer of the most successful Australian movie of 2011 was one of two men killed in a helicopter crash near Nowra on the New South Wales south coast.

Leading the way in the dragon's lair

Dinosaur

Karl Quinn RARMIAN Newton isn't one to look a gift dragon in the mouth, but there was one major downside to landing the biggest part of his short but already impressive career: he couldn't tell anyone.

Bolt unrepentant but slur victims hail victory

The AgeNews28/09/2011picture Justin McManus.Federal Court.Pat Eatock v Andrew Bolt case.Andrew Bolt leaving court after losing the case.

Karl Quinn ANDREW BOLT has had many better days, but Pat Eatock hasn't.

True colours

Andrew Bolt leaves court after losing the case.

Karl Quinn A terrible day for free speech in Australia, or just a terrible day for Andrew Bolt and bad journalism?

Lady Gaga all set to have a ball

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Karl Quinn The world's biggest pop star is coming to Australia... and sorry, Madge, we're not talking about you.

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Beaconsfield rescue

Raw emotion mined in story of Beaconsfield rescue retold

Beaconsfield

Karl Quinn It's hard to imagine two less likely advocates for the talking cure than Brant Webb and Todd Russell, but the men at the centre of the Beaconsfield goldmine disaster have learnt the hard way the...

Gotye's hit shared with jazz legend

Karl Quinn A Brazilian musician who has been dead for more than a decade is top of the pops in the United States thanks to Melbourne's Wouter ''Wally'' de Backer, better known as Gotye.

Kony video puts ICC in spotlight

Joseph Kony.

Karl Quinn Joseph Kony's sudden infamy has done wonders to boost its profile, says a Melbourne academic.

Alan Jones takes rap for carbon comment

Alan Jones takes rap for carbon comment.

Karl Quinn Entertainment Editor Sydney radio station 2GB, the former partner of failed Melbourne talkback station MTR, has been found to have breached the broadcasting code over Alan Jones' claim that 'human beings produce 0.