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Having a yarn: a short history of Aussie journos’ favourite word

Having a yarn: a short history of Aussie journos’ favourite word

Australian Twitter is full of journalists from Bondi to Fitzroy telling everyone to read their latest "yarn". What's the story here?

Netflix series on Trotsky revives old-school anti-Semitism

Netflix series on Trotsky revives old-school anti-Semitism

While everyone’s worrying about "fake news" on the "unregulated" internet, the world’s new global screen content behemoth is pumping it out to untold millions of homes.

Dog days for Australian kids’ television

Dog days for Australian kids’ television

Bluey is now the most popular show in ABC iView history. So why do industry insiders say children’s content creators are fighting over the scraps?

Sniffer dogs at stage left: the NSW government's war on festivals

Sniffer dogs at stage left: the NSW government's war on festivals

Festivals are being priced out of existence by a government bent on avoiding bad PR. Crikey looks at the chaos in the festival industry.

Sex, power and finding success in the music industry

Sex, power and finding success in the music industry

Music is a hierarchical industry built on relationships. The allegations made against Ryan Adams should be familiar to everyone.

Where is Australia's 'prestige' television?

Where is Australia's 'prestige' television?

The commercial networks have been in a death spiral for some time, and it looks like we're condemned to reheated panel shows and rebooted reality from here on out.

How the internet's champions of free speech control the message

How the internet's champions of free speech control the message

Ginger Gorman chased down Facebook and Twitter for months with questions about online abuse. She got answers, but she can't exactly report them.

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Silencing MUP's 'loud voice' was not part of review: publisher

Adler's personal talent for finding and publishing new and important voices will be missed, say those in the industry.

The face that has divided (and defined) a community

The face that has divided (and defined) a community

If continuing controversy is a metric of success in Australian public art, then this Perth work is a masterpiece.

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

Ever wondered what happened to neighbourhood-wide hard rubbish collection? We did some sleuthing.