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.
Jan 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.
Sally WhyteDec 18, 2014
Australia's strong defamation laws make it very unlikely Australia could replicate Sarah Koenig's blockbuster podcast.
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.
Shakira HusseinDec 8, 20144 Comments
Shakira Hussein pays tribute to the biting, brilliant wit of Stella Young -- and a life free from inspiration porn.
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.
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.
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?
Sep 23, 2014
Freelance writer Bert Spinks takes the bus to the suburbs surrounding MONA -- and finds there are some uncomfortable juxtapositions.
Sep 12, 20149 Comments
Think didgeridoo is an Aboriginal word? Know the etymology of the word posh? Think there's no English word for schadenfreude? Linguist Gary Nunn explodes some English myths.