June, 2017

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

, Jun 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

, Jun 02, 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?

, May 29, 2017

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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

, Apr 13, 2017

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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EXCLUSIVE: Extract of Milo Yiannopoulos’ unpublished book

, Feb 22, 2017

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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

, Jan 27, 2017

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

The compliment sandwich, or how Australian literary book reviews really are too nice

, Dec 16, 2016

Academic says Australian Review of Books doesn't do critical reviews -- ABR says it does, with a juicy example.

Some friendly advice to Tony Abbott on writing his next book

, Nov 24, 2016

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Take it from a Muslim, Tony, you need to come to terms with gay marriage.

Unmasking Elena Ferrante: if you’re keeping a secret, stay away from memoir

, Oct 04, 2016

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Claudio Gatti says Elena Ferrante violated her own privacy before he did.

Turnbull calls journalism a ‘romantic business’, as Mitchell betrays his sources

, Sep 30, 2016

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A veritable who's who of Australian figures turned up to listen to Malcolm Turnbull blow smoke up Chris Mitchell's arse.

A night of right-wing radical rage with the ACL and friends

, Sep 28, 2016

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Toowoomba doctor David van Gend launched his controversial anti-marriage equality book last night to the fanfare of some old, white suburbanites.

Rupert Murdoch through the eyes of one of his most loyal editors

, Sep 15, 2016

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Rupert Murdoch likes editors with ideas, but he fills the commercial side with 'yes men', according to Chris Mitchell.

Brisbane Writers Festival knew what they were getting with Lionel Shriver

, Sep 13, 2016

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The Brisbane Writers Festival wanted Lionel Shriver to make a controversial speech. She did. Then the festival hung her out to dry.

Oz spoils Miles Franklin winner reveal

, Aug 26, 2016

Battle stations at the Miles Franklin as the Oz tells everyone who won a day early.

Electing Abbott put ‘principal lunatic in charge of the asylum’: Tom Hughes

, Jun 30, 2016

Legal and political luminaries were out in force to see the 92-year-old.
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Malcolm Turnbull, in cartoons

, Jun 24, 2016

How do Australia's finest cartoonists represent our Prime Minister?

It’s time to kill parallel import restrictions

, Jun 23, 2016

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Parallel import restrictions are a ridiculous protectionist holdover, and their time is up, writes Evan Mulholland, media and communications manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

‘A high-risk option’: Turnbull born to rule, but for how long?

, Dec 11, 2015

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Many commentators think Malcolm Turnbull will be in residence at Kirribilli for many years to come. But Paddy Manning, the author of a new book on Turnbull, is not so sure ...

Publishers try to hold back the tide on parallel imports

, Nov 26, 2015

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Publishers, predictably, want to keep Australia's restrictions on importing books as they are. But savvy customers and e-book sales mean it soon might not matter anyway.

Climate denier Ian Plimer takes on the people’s Pope

, Nov 24, 2015

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Goodness gracious, Pope Francis thinks that stopping carbon emissions will help the poor, when everyone knows only coal and the free market will do that.