Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
!5 years ago tragic news reached me about a parliamentary staffer who nicknamed me "Bouncing Czech" ...
Deep in the
bowels of the NSW Parliament, in the no-go zone two floors beneath
Macquarie Street, sits a wall made entirely of cardboard boxes. Packed neatly inside are thousands of old books, most from the 19th century, some valuable, a few very beautiful and rare.
for many who work quietly inside the library of the nation's oldest
parliament, the old tomes have become a sad reminder of an extraordinary
saga that saw the disposal of more than 3000 publicly owned, historic
books to private dealers at discounted prices - and which culminated
last month in the suicide of the bright young
librarian-turned-whistleblower who reported alleged irregularities in