June 19, 2018 11
Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, self-identified “liberal” and even “left” preppers have been sharing tips on seed banks and buoying the bug-out sector. It’s not that prepping has gone mainstream; radically thick individualism has.
June 14, 2018 12
The Sopranos ushered in a renaissance for the small screen, latterly continued by Netflix et al. But the economic reality of running an entertainment business like Netflix will crunch hard — and soon. So enjoy this golden age of TV, while you still can.
June 12, 2018 9
How does a post-doctoral sociologist end up in a swish Sydney conference centre listening to what she soon recognised as horseshit promoted by Peter Dutton's Home Affairs Department?
June 7, 2018 17
The queens of the Australian liberal-left have been newly reflected, perhaps even to themselves, in an unflattering light.
June 5, 2018 12
Should we all just shut it about the ABC when the broadcaster is under attack by from the government? Why not just give that embattled corporation a break? Well ...
May 31, 2018 43
Back In Time For Dinner gets 1000 neoliberal humanist points for simulating (and believing) the rosy history of 1950s Australia.
May 29, 2018 5
Keen exhortations are loud, explosive and, most importantly, things we can, in many cases, all understand together.
May 24, 2018 13
Next to academic David Graeber, Jordan Peterson is a xerox of Malcolm Gladwell’s rejected TED talk notes on the topic of “Chicks: they’re just like that”
May 22, 2018 14
The royal wedding is the latest in a long line of stunts to modernise the British throne, and it will benefit only the most fortunate.
May 17, 2018 7
Either Helen Razer spent 11 years overthinking Howard, or Howard spent the last 11 learning to believe his own cack. Either way, his submission to the Religious Freedom Review is proof that one of them is bonkers.
May 15, 2018 22
For too many, the 1968 Paris protests are an apolitical memory. For others, they paved the way for neoliberalism's global domination.
May 11, 2018 48
Hillary Clinton spoke to a 5000-strong crowd on a freezing Thursday night in Melbourne. Her observations on misogyny failed to adequately warm Helen Razer.
May 8, 2018 22
No matter how many times the iconoclast has shilled for healthcare corporations, auto companies, tech giants (at least three times) and banks, liberal writers will give themselves a hernia trying to justify him.
May 4, 2018 32
You only turn 200 once.
May 3, 2018 9
Well, we did ask for "fantasy" budget.
May 1, 2018 30
If unions could release pamphlets that would not only be endured by ordinary people, but understood and enjoyed, that would be a nice start to the revolution.
April 26, 2018 11
Don't believe the politicians and pundits: denouncing the banks for bad behaviour is nothing more than attempts to play into a grand illusion.
April 24, 2018 16
A major Western feminist movement honouring the memory of Barbara Bush represents a critical failure of reason.
April 20, 2018 34
The ABC's Leigh Sales questioned only the integrity of Comey -- one of the world’s leading mimics of decency -- and not of the FBI, to take just one example.
April 17, 2018 36
Who are the baddies? Who are the goodies? Are there any goodies at all in this horrifying locus in which even allies clash?