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Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Crikey October 20, 2017 3 Comments

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran October 18, 2017 13 Comments

In the aftermath of HSC students' vilification of poet Ellen van Neerven, we speak to author and academic Tony Birch about education, poetry, and online abuse.

Rundle: Weinstein’s ruin epitomises how we do politics now

Rundle: Weinstein’s ruin epitomises how we do politics now

Guy Rundle October 13, 2017 23 Comments

Paradoxically, the one industry that won't be reformed is Hollywood.

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

Bernard Keane October 13, 2017 4 Comments

If there's meaning in Twin Peaks: The Return, it lies in the meaninglessness of existence, and how we can best cope with it.

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

Razer: the three kinds of therapy we self-apply to make sense of this world

Helen Razer October 12, 2017 29 Comments

The first two are essentially quick-fix drugs or peppy self-help. Only the third has the power to heal and instruct over the long term.

Political dark horse David Leyonhjelm launches his book for freedom-lovers

Political dark horse David Leyonhjelm launches his book for freedom-lovers

Margot Saville October 11, 2017 34 Comments

David Leyonhjelm may have accidentally been elected, but that doesn't mean he can't use his platform to talk about cats (and other notes from the launch of Freedom's Salesman)

Bonsai of the Vanities: sitting in stunned silence at Mark Latham’s book launch

Bonsai of the Vanities: sitting in stunned silence at Mark Latham’s book launch

Margot Saville October 5, 2017 70 Comments

It was a great audience: fewer than 100 people sandwiched into a small room at Sydney’s Intercontinental Hotel, overwhelmingly middle-aged, male and white.

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty’s ‘death’?

Breakdown: how did so many outlets bungle news of Tom Petty’s ‘death’?

Emily Watkins October 3, 2017 8 Comments

News outlets were free fallin' into fake news cycles when CBS reported Tom Petty's death.

‘Rage, rage and the dying of the right’, a poem by Guy Rundle

‘Rage, rage and the dying of the right’, a poem by Guy Rundle

Guy Rundle September 25, 2017 12 Comments

Crikey endorses neither political violence nor tercets.

Razer: Clinton’s book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

Razer: Clinton’s book proves she is a compassionate, deeply delusional person

Helen Razer September 14, 2017 17 Comments

Hillary Clinton is loving and honest. But she is also a profoundly shortsighted elitist living in a fantasy world.