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Poet John Kinsella on Senator Pauline Hanson's 'it's OK to be white' motion on Monday.

The Honey Badger’s sales pitch to (and for) Australia

The Honey Badger’s sales pitch to (and for) Australia

Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins is facing a media storm over his time as The Bachelor, but his new book and its associated image rehab tour reveals the power and appeal of the Aussie larrikin.

The new book by an IPA fellow that is head-scratchingly nuanced

The new book by an IPA fellow that is head-scratchingly nuanced

Matthew Lesh's heavily researched theory on socio-economic divides would give Andrew Bolt a heart attack.

Why is the Nobel Prize for Literature cancelled?

Why is the Nobel Prize for Literature cancelled?

The cancellation comes down to a scandal involving sexual assault, financial misconduct and one of the world’s most exalted cultural institutions.

Pauline Hanson book succumbs to its own depthless loathing

Pauline Hanson book succumbs to its own depthless loathing

For the most part a brisk and entertaining read, Hoodwinked eventually falls apart.

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

Our sites of power and authority — the parliaments, courts and cathedrals — remain, while vast amounts of what made up the best parts of people's lives vanish without trace.

Good times in the music industry can’t conceal an undercurrent of gender politics

Good times in the music industry can’t conceal an undercurrent of gender politics

Music industry types around the country are still recovering from last week's Big Sound conference. What did it reveal about the state of the industry?

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight's Serena Williams comic

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight's Serena Williams comic

We are small nation, but punch well above our weight when it comes to blithe racism.

How do you fix the arts sector? Tony Burke has some ideas

How do you fix the arts sector? Tony Burke has some ideas

Labor’s Tony Burke has a surprisingly big vision for the arts, but can he back it up? Crikey sat down with him to find out.