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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 and as a broadcaster for ABC radio.

Razer: Hillary Clinton's religious, if nonsensical, performance to Melbourne's true believers

Razer: Hillary Clinton's religious, if nonsensical, performance to Melbourne's true believers

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.

Razer: for a 'rebel icon', Bob Dylan certainly sells out a lot

Razer: for a 'rebel icon', Bob Dylan certainly sells out a lot

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.

Razer: ACTU's class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

Razer: ACTU's class war pamphlet looks more like a class bore

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.

Razer: you can act appalled by the banks, but you're ignoring the real issue

Razer: you can act appalled by the banks, but you're ignoring the real issue

Don't believe the politicians and pundits: denouncing the banks for bad behaviour is nothing more than attempts to play into a grand illusion.

Razer: feminism doesn't mean we have to be nice about Barbara Bush

Razer: feminism doesn't mean we have to be nice about Barbara Bush

A major Western feminist movement honouring the memory of Barbara Bush represents a critical failure of reason.

Razer: Comey grilled lighter than tuna in a salad nicoise

Razer: Comey grilled lighter than tuna in a salad nicoise

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.

Razer: how to tell the baddies from the goodies in this Syria nightmare

Razer: how to tell the baddies from the goodies in this Syria nightmare

Who are the baddies? Who are the goodies? Are there any goodies at all in this horrifying locus in which even allies clash?

Razer: Anne Edmonds' comedy is truly, madly, deeply Australian – and that's why it works

Razer: Anne Edmonds' comedy is truly, madly, deeply Australian – and that's why it works

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.