April 12, 2018 5
For comedy to work, here in this country, it must be truly Australian. It must evoke the minutiae of a time and place, be unashamedly local.
April 10, 2018 20
Denied the conditions in which truth can be considered, all we are left with is bullshit.
April 5, 2018 49
Because it's better to go with possibly red than certainly dead, which is what the current lot will get us.
April 3, 2018 67
We see the term everywhere, yet few people ever bother to define it. In Helen Razer's view, “toxic masculinity” is not a true concept, and not truly feminist at all.
March 29, 2018 52
Really the only explanation for Andrew Bolt's remarkable (quantity, not quality) output is that he's a big ol' android.
March 27, 2018 64
It's time to face the fact: the obscenity of violence should overrule the Western "obscenity" of unruly women.
March 22, 2018 26
Pretty soon, automation and wage stagnation will mean a great many of us will have no other choice but to sell our private information to make a living.
March 20, 2018 63
Dissenters today are still treated exactly the same way by the mainstream press as they were 15 years ago at the beginning of the Iraq War.
March 15, 2018 33
We would be better informed if political pundits rose above the personal into the realms of true historic reckoning.
March 13, 2018 39
Despite the campaign against him, what Andrew Barr said about mainstream media in this country is, unfortunately, true.
March 8, 2018 15
Will the gradual crawl towards representation in pop culture continue in 2018, or is the battle meaningless in the pursuit of profit? Helen Razer and Lauren Rosewarne offer points for both sides.
March 6, 2018 34
Behind the wheels of these Ubers, Helen Razer sees a revolutionary class, or, at least, a curious one.
March 1, 2018 26
Johann Hari's new blockbuster book is doing good work debunking the power of "awareness", but we're still not given the full story.
February 27, 2018 27
Helen Razer shares a long car ride with an Australian journalist who's not afraid to step on the toes of more than a few in the American media.
February 22, 2018 42
As voters continue to move further to the left or right of the spectrum -- just as they always have -- trolls and pundits will continue to use the wrong language to classify them.
February 20, 2018 21
"An apparently unpleasant WikiLeaks journalist detained in a place we quite fancy? He can rot." So goes the thinking of the many who once proclaimed "journalism is not a crime".
February 15, 2018 29
As progressives commentators fret over Joyce's ethics and potential misdeeds, they miss the bigger picture: politics should be much bigger than politicians.
February 13, 2018 76
If you're wondering if Monday nights have changed, it's just business as usual: "A group of people fresh from the Qantas Club Lounge think about themselves, and the medium they inhabit in that moment, as democracy itself," writes Helen Razer.
February 8, 2018 13
Robert Parry, the reporter who uncovered the Iran-Contra affair, showed us that journalism at its best is not a popularity contest with the powerful.
February 6, 2018 10
Burnside, as you likely know, is a barrister, a refugee advocate and a man with an honourable alphabet of letters appended by others to his name. He's also a fighter and dogged correspondent who seems to thinks a lot about death.