George Steiner on Music

All I know is that music is a sine qua non in my existence. It reinsures what I sense to be, or rather search for in the transcendental…Neither psychoanalysis nor deconstruction nor post-modernism  have had anything revelatory to say about music. This is crucial. These language games of subversive decipherment, of suspicion in the wake of Nietzsche and Freud, are virtually impotent before music. […]

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The Raw Kitchen

181A High St, Fremantle WA The brick walls and the lofty pointed ceiling of the old warehouse which it occupies lend this establishment a serious level of urban grunge, and its menu is similarly confronting, for it isn’t only veggie and dairy free but is based on uncooked foods. Typical of its offerings is the raw food pasta in which strands of zucchini, supplemented by radish, avocado, […]

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What’s the Point of History?

Things are changing so quickly in our world. Perhaps the beginning of the tendency should be placed in the scientific revolution, which remains a fertile area for historical research (the recent works of Steven Weinberg and David Wooton suggest the excitement in the field, and its move beyond the mere listing of ‘discoveries’.) Not merely was this the beginning of a […]

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