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'Timeless' by Benjamin Teicher

In the allegorical short story 'Timeless' by Benjamin Teicher, Walter, an old clock repairman, contemplates his future as the world prepares for time to stop. On a house call to fix an antique grandfather clock, Walter learns from its owner that scientists have developed a machine that will cause time to stop in the near ...

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Spotswood, 1992: 'Instituting some changes'

This clip shows an efficiency expert, Mr Wallace (Anthony Hopkins), instructing Carey (Ben Mendelsohn) in staff efficiency assessments at an ailing moccasin factory in Melbourne, Victoria, and explaining the reasons behind his proposed workplace changes to a sceptical Mr Ball (Alwyn Kurts), the owner of the factory. Wallace ...

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'The imperfectionist' by Paul Sohn

'The imperfectionist', a short story by Paul Sohn, is about a teenage boy's anxiously obsessive preparations before going out with a girl for the first time and the awkward, funny and unexpected situations that upset his plans on the date. As it turns out, Zach, the young man, is not alone in feeling anxious. Zoe, his date, ...