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Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer is a writer whose work appears in The Saturday Paper, Daily Review, SBS Online and Frankie. She has previously worked as a columnist for The Age and The Australian.

Poppies at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne (Image: AAP/Tracey Nearmy)

The charade of silence in a nation of noise

The dignity of private reflection has never been the case for us on Anzac Day. The silence I would like to afford the dead was shattered from the start.

Burning buildings and blind faith

A burning building is a chance for rebirth. A West entirely blind to its own insoluble faith is a chance only for death.

Far-right extremist Blair Cottrell is seen talking to supporters on St Kilda foreshore on January 5 (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

Fascists' tricks of deception are working on a media preoccupied with snobbery

Banging on about Pauline Hanson getting words wrong and Fraser Anning being a bogan doesn't just miss the point, it feeds the flame.

(Image: Unsplash/The Creative Exchange)

Suck it and see

Welcome to For Your Information. This week, Helen cleans out the bulldust about vacuum cleaners.

The subaltern speaks

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen's strident defence (and criticism) of feminism.

Accurate representation of the content of most awareness raising campaigns. (Image: Unsplash/rawpixel)

Going off message

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen starts the conversation about awareness raising.

Contrary to popular depiction, PowerPoint slides do not bring together colleagues of diverse backgrounds for a team-building laugh. (Image: Unsplash/rawpixel)

Get to the PowerPoint

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen's presentation about PowerPoint.

If you can't kill the 'toxic' discourse, kill some weeds

This is your therapeutic guide to herbicidal conflict.

(Image: Tidying Up with Marie Kondo/Netflix)

Why we should expect less from Marie Kondo

No, the cult tidying expert's method won't save you but it is a salve for a hopelessly chaotic mind.

(Image: Unsplash/Jessica To'oto'o)

An analytical enema on detox diets

Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen figures out if detox diets are a load of old milk thistle.