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Australia's violence against women isn't just about gender inequality

Australia's violence against women isn't just about gender inequality

A new survey has found compelling evidence of how racism, homophobia and classism feed broader views of violence against women.

Behold, the Great Milo Yiannopoulos Right-wing Cluster-fuck Email Dump!

Behold, the Great Milo Yiannopoulos Right-wing Cluster-fuck Email Dump!

Right-wing pin-up boy Milo Yiannopoulos has been scandalised by an email leak, which, unless you're inclined to his brand of politics, is a delicious, early Christmas treat.

My ‘realistic wish’ for Australian comedy

My ‘realistic wish’ for Australian comedy

If the good ol' Chaser boys can't make it on the ABC, who can? 

Harry Leslie Smith, the voice from the abyss, silenced

Harry Leslie Smith, the voice from the abyss, silenced

Til his last, Harry Leslie Smith was shouting from the abyss, reminding us just how much unnecessary suffering there had been, the filth and the hate of it.

How much should the ABC be investing in Australian arts and culture?

How much should the ABC be investing in Australian arts and culture?

The ABC really is Australia’s most important cultural institution. But is it meeting its charter responsibilities to the arts?

I read dead people: the French sociologist who inspired The Matrix

I read dead people: the French sociologist who inspired The Matrix

Call him as “post-modern” or obscurantist as you like, Baudrillard, who died in 2007, sure left his signifying chain hanging around in the popular imagination.

Chloe Hooper goes inside the beast of Black Saturday

Chloe Hooper goes inside the beast of Black Saturday

The latest account of the Churchill fire complex and the man who started it is lyrical, assiduous and ultimately elusive.

A man who wears many hats 

A man who wears many hats 

Baseball caps have always sent a simple message: they show whose side you’re on. That's awful handy for a politician like Scott Morrison.

When Harry Met Sally is not a scientific study of male-female friendships

When Harry Met Sally is not a scientific study of male-female friendships

Don't listen to Nora Ephron. And definitely don't listen to Gwyneth Paltrow. Men and women can be friends.

Remembering the peace makers: what the armistice commemorations forgot

Remembering the peace makers: what the armistice commemorations forgot

As poppy day passes, those who refuse to fight or barrack for war are once again ignored by the commemorative classes.