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On Succession and the brutal truth about digital media

On Succession and the brutal truth about digital media

It's painful, but also oddly satisfying watching your industry get torn apart on Emmy Award-winning television.

Why are we so afraid of shark attacks?

Why are we so afraid of shark attacks?

A shark attack might be a one in 11.5 million occurrence, but fearing such a thing doesn’t make us irrational, it makes us human.

Channel Nine strolls to first place on a weak night for ratings

Channel Nine strolls to first place on a weak night for ratings

All ratings pointed to one conclusion: the main channels were not offering much last night.

Why can't we stop the memeification of white supremacy?

Why can't we stop the memeification of white supremacy?

Despite attempts to scrub him from history, the Christchurch shooter is being immortalised online in memes, manifestos and now video games.

The tabloid giant trying to kill Ronan Farrow's new Me Too book

The tabloid giant trying to kill Ronan Farrow's new Me Too book

Dylan Howard has threatened defamation action, and Amazon are running scared. It's an interesting move from someone who's made a career trashing other people's reputations.

Why are Australian writers going home empty-handed?

Why are Australian writers going home empty-handed?

Another local literary prize has refused to award a winner. This can have a crushing effect on a tough winner-takes-all economy.

The Masked Singer has its best night yet for Ten

The Masked Singer has its best night yet for Ten

Elsewhere, Love Island continues to flop about like a dead fish.

Murdoch bombshell coming to a screen near you

Murdoch bombshell coming to a screen near you

The latest headache for the Murdoch media empire: a new film about the Roger Ailes harassment scandal.

The Nobel Prize lands itself with another scandal

The Nobel Prize lands itself with another scandal

Awarding the prize to Peter Handke is a stunningly short-sighted call for a body trying to rebound from last year’s scandal.

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Margaret Simons' biography reveals a politician who is determined to beat the bullies, the racists and the homophobes by being the smartest and toughest person in the room.