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Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of <i>Fire and Fury</i>

Why truth has nothing to do with the WikiLeaks upload of Fire and Fury

January 15, 2018 31

WikiLeaks' mission of speaking truth to power seems to have turned into something much more petty and vindictive.

Fire and Furphy: just how credible are Michael Wolff’s claims about Trump?

Fire and Furphy: just how credible are Michael Wolff’s claims about Trump?

January 8, 2018 12

Is there room within Michael Wolff's "exceptional storytelling" for, ya know, actual journalism?

Reindeer Person

Reindeer Person

December 20, 2017 3

Remember Cat Person? This is like that, but for Christmas.

How it feels to be caricatured in Richard Flanagan’s new novel

How it feels to be caricatured in Richard Flanagan’s new novel

and December 8, 2017 4

Publisher Sandy Grant was caught a bit off guard when he found himself fictionalised in Flanagan’s new book, First Person.

Helen Garner reflects on the essential contradiction of being a professional writer

Helen Garner reflects on the essential contradiction of being a professional writer

December 5, 2017 2

"Writers don’t tend to hang out together. In fact, they repel each other. How can writers sit in a room together?"

Some galah forgot the author’s name on this new Penguin book cover

Some galah forgot the author’s name on this new Penguin book cover

November 30, 2017 4

It's not every day that an innocuous political biography will endeavor to keep its author anonymous, even if it is just by accident.

Titus O’Reily presents A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

Titus O’Reily presents A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

October 25, 2017

Ahead of the spring racing carnival Titus O'Reily, Australia's least insightful sports writer, looks back on some of horseracing's most elaborate and/or idiotic scams.

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

October 12, 2017 29

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

October 11, 2017 34

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

October 5, 2017 70

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.