Visitors look at the painting The Visit from 1939 by Paul Delvaux during the 2011 exhibition Surrealism in Paris.
As the longest-running avant-garde movement of the 20th century, Surrealism's scope and richness is perhaps unparalleled in its influence of modern art and culture.
The foot is the basic unit for what we consider to be romantic and beautiful: poetry.
Poetic terminology can be alienating, off-putting. Whispering "dactylic hexameter" in people's ears won't necessarily tempt them into reading heroic verse. But there is hope – and poetry – for us all.
Some voters in New South Wales may be forced to vote in a different electorate at the next federal election following a recent redistribution.
Any redistribution of electoral boundaries may significantly impact how parties are represented in the parliament. But how does Australia’s system of changing seat boundaries actually work?
A protest flag depicts Jarosław Kaczyński as Poland’s puppet master.
The new, nationalist government is cutting ties in all directions, but it could soon run out of options.
Why is it so hard to figure out what medical care costs?
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Price in health care is a squishy concept. Different words relating to cost – charge, price and out-of-pocket cost – all have different meanings.
What is the male gaze, and does the female gaze exist?
You may have heard about the male gaze, but what is it? And is there such as thing as the female gaze?
Tip the scale.
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The potential health benefits of energy-burning brown and beige fat might be not the effect on weight, but rather on blood sugar and cholesterol.
Traders will be paying close attention to the Fed’s decision on interest rates.
Why the US is set to raise its interest rates this week for the first time since the financial crisis.
Jazz was the most influential musical movement of the 20th century. What’s its story?
The Count Basie Orchestra.
Jazz evolved from the fringes of American society into one of the most influential, and enduring, musical movements of the 20th century. How did it get from what it was to what it is now?
Magical realism has evolved into a heavily, and ironically, political literary form.
With roots in post first world war paintings of empty European cities, magical realism has evolved into a heavily, and ironically, political literary form.
Some people are sensitive to the effects of food additives.
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The numbers listed on your packaged foods replace the chemical or common name of food additives. These are used to enhance the colour, flavour, texture or prevent them from spoiling.
Islamic State is as resilient and effective as any terrorist group we've seen. How has it made itself so strong?
The Conservative government want to make £4.4 billion in savings by cutting tax credits. But what exactly are they?
The gender binary does not adequately describe the experience of people who identify as genderqueer.
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Germaine Greer's comments that "post-operative transgender men are not women" have provoked outcry from transgender activists. So let's have a meaningful discussion about gender, sex and the complex relationship between the two.
Early necrotising fasciitis is easily missed because the symptoms – fever, pain, swelling and tenderness at the affected site – may be non-specific or confused with a mild, superficial infection.
Port Melbourne VFL player Sam O'Sullivan is reportedly recovering in hospital after being infected with the flesh-eating disease "necrotising myositis".
When we speak of writer’s block, we may actually be talking about a ‘creation block’.
The dreaded blank page haunts every writer. But what happens in your brain when you run dry? And, more importantly, what – if anything – can be done about it?
Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world.
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don't yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.
One of many: a Free Syrian Army fighter.
Russia has started bombing some of the groups machinating against Bashar al-Assad's forces. Who are they, and what do they want?
Ideally, all states and territories would have consistent laws based on Victorian legislation.
Abortion is a safe medical procedure, yet half of Australian women may have difficulty accessing a termination because they live in states and territories that designate it a crime.
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The thinking behind proposals for a tax on all financial transactions including currency, stocks, bonds and derivatives.