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Business as usual won't work on domestic violence

Business as usual won't work on domestic violence

Bernard KeaneMar 5, 201516 Comments

Politicians have realised that a substantial change is needed on domestic violence policy. But we're so far behind on the issue we need to do the basics first.

Razer: Triple J's biggest success is its ongoing failure

Razer: Triple J's biggest success is its ongoing failure

Helen RazerJan 21, 2015

The true value of the imperfect, sometimes-amateurish Triple J is that it provides young Australians with a platform from which to critique confusing orthodoxies in the culture industry.

Melbourne's secret bohemian past laid bare

Melbourne's secret bohemian past laid bare

Andrew NetteJan 6, 2015

Two exhibitions showing in Melbourne over summer seem worlds apart, but both have much to say about our changing notions of culture and what constitutes celebrity, writes Melbourne-based crime writer and reviewer Andrew Nette.

One story, told week by week: don't expect an Australian Serial

One story, told week by week: don't expect an Australian Serial

Sally WhyteDec 18, 2014

Australia's strong defamation laws make it very unlikely Australia could replicate Sarah Koenig's blockbuster podcast.

Razer: take up Stella Young's activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Razer: take up Stella Young's activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Helen RazerDec 9, 2014

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

Goodbye to my friend Stella, we owe you so much

Goodbye to my friend Stella, we owe you so much

Shakira HusseinDec 8, 20144 Comments

Shakira Hussein pays tribute to the biting, brilliant wit of Stella Young -- and a life free from inspiration porn.

Welcome to <em>The Shia LaBeouf Show</em>, and a new kind of storytelling

Welcome to The Shia LaBeouf Show, and a new kind of storytelling

Luke BuckmasterDec 2, 2014

Like Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage" and that means, in 2014, that your lounge room, smartphone, computer and even wrist watch are all stages -- stages for self-destructive celebrities to dance on.

The murky moral waters of the <em>Serial</em> podcast phenomenon

The murky moral waters of the Serial podcast phenomenon

Luke BuckmasterNov 18, 2014

Journalists investigating true crime need to remember they don't live in a Nancy Drew-esque universe -- their work has lasting consequences.

Pyne and vile Kyle most outstanding sexists

Pyne and vile Kyle most outstanding sexists

Margot SavilleSep 25, 20143 Comments

The Ernie awards for Sexist Remarks are great fun -- but wouldn't it be great if there weren't enough nominees?

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

MONA offers a sly wink, but do working-class locals get the joke?

Bert SpinksSep 23, 2014

Freelance writer Bert Spinks takes the bus to the suburbs surrounding MONA -- and finds there are some uncomfortable juxtapositions.