June 23, 2011
1966′s Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys is an album steeped in music history lore. Join the first of new Crikey music blog earworm's weekly open threads with Neil Walker reviewing so-called classic albums.
February 7, 2011 1
Media outlets tend to broadcast any information they can glean from social network sites, giving killers their “15 minutes of fame”, writes Neil Walker.
December 2, 2010 5
Who are the 22 men whose votes will decide where the 2022 World Cup is held? And how are they likely to vote? Neil Walker investigates.
October 19, 2010 5
While this tussle between health professionals and the tobacco industry unfolds, another, less overt, tobacco industry-funded TV campaign is getting air time on youth-oriented day-time TV every day.
October 8, 2010 10
Boosted by her Hollywood success, crusading legal eagle Erin Brockovich has attached her name to numerous firms, including Shine Lawyers in Australia. But does he know about Shine's shady past, asks Neil Walker
August 30, 2010
The Rolling Stones are an embarrassment. Paul Wellers shows them how to igrow old(er) and retain some credibility. His new album Wake Up The Nation is one of the best of the year, says Neil Walker.
August 27, 2010 2
Leave Matthew Newton alone. That’s exactly what the media should be doing right now.
July 20, 2010 2
Whatever your view of Tony Abbott and his policies, it’s a bit much to accuse him of contributing to suicides. And yet a prospective Labor MP for the seat of Flinders has done exactly that.
June 28, 2010 1
It’s a good time to be a comic books geek. Hollywood is regularly raiding the comics world for inspiration. If you enjoyed the superhero film Kick-Ass then try the comic book.
June 17, 2010
Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has quite rightly, coped a fair whack over Australia’s defeat in its opening match of the World Cup but some of the criticism has been well over the top, says Neil Walker.