May 1, 2014 10
By focusing so much on the medium, the ALP has proved itself to be completely devoid of message. A "Crikey"-style newsletter won't make much difference.
April 24, 2014
TV is not real. Even good TV is not real. And Game of Thrones is certainly not real. So stop yelling about the morality of a crime committed in a fictional kingdom peopled by demons.
April 17, 2014 10
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Sydney, and they will no doubt be on their blandest, most boringly dutiful behaviour. But that's not due to the dignity of their titles -- it's in opposition.
April 10, 2014 16
Models are skinny. Who cares? Fashion's real victim is our rational minds, as it is patently and deliberately stupid twattery. To believe anything else is the real problem.
April 3, 2014 12
Kurt Cobain perfectly embodied the '90s grunge and punk movement, a muffled voice of a quietly miserable generation. But his music has not aged well -- and neither have we.
March 28, 2014 1
Modern philosopher and public intellectual Alain de Botton has some nuanced ideas about philosophy, but he doesn't understand the modern newsroom.
March 27, 2014 30
Some Australians still think depression is not a disease. But who cares? Instead of trying to change their minds, let's change our policy and funding, and provide some proper treatment.
March 20, 2014 18
Protests don't have to get media coverage to be successful -- if they help protesters feel like glorious revolutionaries, that's just fine.
March 13, 2014 9
You can try to give up talking about feminism for Lent. But then along comes Janet Albrechtsen with a morsel too juicy to resist for this Catholic ...
March 6, 2014 5
There are plenty of horrifying accounts of individual acts of violence on Manus Island. But we need to step back from them and see what is really at fault here: policy, not people.