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Big Wiig

8 November 2013 #445

Cover Story: Big Wiig

Actor Kristen Wiig broke into the big time as the star and co-writer of Bridesmaids in 2011. Next month she’ll appear in two major movie releases: Anchorman 2 and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This edition, Sophie Quick traces Wiig’s trajectory from comedy queen to unlikely candidate for Hollywood ‘everywoman’.

Also in this issue:

Veteran stand-up comic Rod Quantock talks climate change and comedy; Dr Karl discusses the release of his 34th book, Game of Knowns; and Brisbane band The Good Ship spruik their new album/theatrical extravaganza, The Seven Seas. Marking the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy, we trace how America’s youngest president lives on in books, documentaries, films and conspiracy theories.

This edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Grant from Adelaide. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Marcus in Melbourne, Mark W in Adelaide, Glenn B in Ipswich and Ron in Perth. We have a great photo of ladies from our Women’s Subscription Enterprise, who helped out at a recent Breast Cancer Network of Australia event in Sydney. Also from Sydney, we have a photo of Glenn F working some Harlem Globetrotter wizardry with a copy of The Big Issue.

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