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Garry Maddox is a Senior Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Weekends with Bernie: 30 years of history at a famous stadium

Weekends with Bernie: 30 years of history at a famous stadium

For all the big events at the stadium about to host its last game, Bernie Lamerton was working behind the scenes.

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A revered actor contemplates the final curtain

A revered actor contemplates the final curtain

While busy and very much alive approaching his 80th birthday, Sir Ian McKellen is thinking about death.

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Robbie McEwen says Sydney is less dangerous for cyclists than expected

Robbie McEwen says Sydney is less dangerous for cyclists than expected

The former champion sprinter believes the city has improved as a place to ride.

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Insults and hugs: Australian director surprised by Venice controversy

Insults and hugs: Australian director surprised by Venice controversy

The Babadook director Jennifer Kent says new film The Nightingale is about love, not violence.

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Ladies in Black, a love letter to Sydney

Ladies in Black, a love letter to Sydney

A film adaptation of Madeleine St John’s witty bestselling novel takes us into the world of the grand department store as Sydney comes of age.

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Living in black-and-white in a world of colour: Maya tells her story

Living in black-and-white in a world of colour: Maya tells her story

A high school student's candid film about having Asperger's syndrome has triumphed at the Focus on Ability Film Festival.

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Animated short film with no dialogue wins top writing award

Animated short film with no dialogue wins top writing award

Little-known director Bradley Slabe has triumphed with a seven-minute film about a lovelorn toy dinosaur.

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Dead zone: 'There doesn’t seem to be a vibe around Parramatta Road'

Dead zone: 'There doesn’t seem to be a vibe around Parramatta Road'

When Bossi Bicycles opened along Parramatta road, the area had four other similar businesses nearby. Within the space of a year, most of them would be closed.

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'The shops have closed': Parramatta Road 'a lost cause', retailer says

'The shops have closed': Parramatta Road 'a lost cause', retailer says

"They haven't made any attempt to increase the rent," says guitar shop owner Rene Roth. "They know that if I move out it will be empty for a long time.”

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'A lost cause': Can Parramatta Road be saved?

'A lost cause': Can Parramatta Road be saved?

Once a vibrant strip of shops - and shoppers - Parramatta Road is almost derelict. And plans to revive it have come to nought.

In a darkened milk bar, Nick waits for customers who will never come

In a darkened milk bar, Nick waits for customers who will never come

Eight months after it closed, elderly owner Nicholas Fotiou still puts on his apron every day in the Greek milk bar that has been his life.

  • by Garry Maddox