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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.

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.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

Crikey June 30, 2017

Revolutionary RuPaul, Amazon's amazing, creepy new product, the gay men fleeing Chechnya, Grenfell and the death of local media and a classic interview with Stanley Kubrick.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

Crikey June 2, 2017

How to sleep, the man who organises the personal and political correspondence of Hillary Clinton, the Mexican towns that supply America's heroin, the family of Mark Haines search for the truth, the papers have always been after the ABC and the enduring mystery of Jacob Wetterling abduction.

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

Why is John Safran partying with the far right?

Charlie Lewis May 29, 2017 3 Comments

How do you explain the far right? We ask John Safran, who has just spent a lot of time lurking on the fringes.

Rundle: Still Lucky an overly optimistic look at a very atomised and melancholy Australia

Rundle: Still Lucky an overly optimistic look at a very atomised and melancholy Australia

Guy Rundle April 13, 2017 9 Comments

Politics is a series of kludges in which the unintended consequences pile up until the machine is silted to stasis, and we have to dig it out and start again.

EXCLUSIVE: Extract of Milo Yiannopoulos’ unpublished book

EXCLUSIVE: Extract of Milo Yiannopoulos’ unpublished book

Crikey February 22, 2017 13 Comments

Simon and Schuster has cancelled Milo Yiannopoulos' book contract for the crime of using "imprecise language". But satirist Ben Pobjie found an early manuscript of the memoir, and we have decided to publish an extract here.

Razer: why mid-range supermarkets play Coldplay

Razer: why mid-range supermarkets play Coldplay

Helen Razer January 27, 2017 23 Comments

"What music makes you feel sad enough to want a chocolate but not to actually kill yourself?"