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Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Life imitates Bond in the case of the poisoned sushi

Life imitates Bond in the case of the poisoned sushi

Well as the affair of the poisoned sushi gathers apace, we have long since shot past the mere fact of being in a Bond film – with 21 people under observation in clinics, and 24 locations around London having been sealed off, we’re only one white cat and an undersea headquarters away from being in a Roger Moore Bond film.

A barmy army moment for celebrity UK blogger

A barmy army moment for celebrity UK blogger

The egghead has landed. One of the UK’s leading bloggers, Professor Norm Geras, is in the country for the duration of the Ashes.

US plaintiffs jurisdiction-shop on AWB class action

US plaintiffs jurisdiction-shop on AWB class action

The potential for the AWB affair to drive a huge stake through US-Australian relations is unprecedented. Take a look at how it’s being headlined in American news sources: we didn’t bribe Iraq, we bribed Saddam Hussein.

The case of the poisoned sushi

The case of the poisoned sushi

With the news that the body of murdered ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko will, after all, get a postmortem, the case of the poisoned sushi is getting more interesting by the minute.

Are the ABC's production politics putting it in the outhouse?

Are the ABC's production politics putting it in the outhouse?

ABC TV head Kim Dalton’s statement that the ABC will remain a "mixed production model" is good to hear, though it’s difficult to see how it will be achieved.

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing, even in Iraq

Synchronicity is a wonderful thing, even in Iraq

Barely a week after the Big-W-War party loses both houses of Congress (to the small w-war party) and Henry Kissinger declares Iraq to be lost, the British government declares that the four Basra-region provinces under its lack-of-control will be ready for handover to Iraqi forces. Quelle coincidence.

Is Northern Ireland in for a summer of violence?

Is Northern Ireland in for a summer of violence?

When Lonely Planet last week named Belfast as one of the "hot" places for 2008, it may have spoken truer than it knew.

How Australian are you if you've never been for a

How Australian are you if you've never been for a "jungle jim"?

Fancy going to the bib for a wally grout? No idea what I’m saying? Then you can’t be an Australian, according to Kevin Mitchell, sports writer for The Observer (UK).

Greens see red over People Power preference deals

Greens see red over People Power preference deals

Rank and file Greens are unhappy about their preferences possibly electing People Power candidates.

Milton Friedman's problem with Scandinavia

Milton Friedman's problem with Scandinavia

Strange it is to be reading the Milton Friedman obituaries – still rolling out and not so much glowing as radioactive – in Scandinavia, the region he had so much trouble explaining.