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21 March 2014 #454

Cover Story: Ellyse

She bats. She bowls. She can defend or kick goals. As an Australian representative in two very different disciplines, Ellyse Perry’s achievements are unique in Australian sport. So why is there so much attention on her gender?

Ricky French lays into Hobart’s MONA Museum; Rebecca Harkins-Cross interviews Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour; Tim McGuire talks art and artifice with novelist Siri Hustvedt; and, in ‘Roving Eye’, we explore the remote Chinese village of Nuodeng in Yunnan Province, which has been trading in salt since the Han Dynasty.

The star of this edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Rob, from Perth. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Maree G in Canberra, Grant in Sydney, Mariann B in Melbourne and Ted and Michael F in Brisbane. We also have a very special ‘Streetsheet’ contribution from Adelaide vendor Luke – a Q&A with comedian Dave Hughes. Luke spotted Hughesy while selling The Big Issue at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and bailed him up for an impromptu interview. You can also view a longer version of the interview on our blog.

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