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

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

Myriam RobinDec 16, 2016

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

Why do so few workplace sexual harassment cases end in criminal prosecution?

Why do so few workplace sexual harassment cases end in criminal prosecution?

Michael BradleyDec 15, 20163 Comments

The practical reality is that most sexual harassment allegations are resolved by confidential commercial settlement.

Aged-care services try to keep up as Australia turns grey

Aged-care services try to keep up as Australia turns grey

Bernard KeaneDec 13, 20166 Comments

Reforms to keep Australians out of residential aged care as long as possible appear to be working, with new data showing home care services growing rapidly.

Glenn Dyer's TV ratings

Glenn DyerDec 12, 2016

A doco on Japan was about the only thing worth watching.

Aussie arts sector to get a new think tank, but is that a good thing?

Aussie arts sector to get a new think tank, but is that a good thing?

Ben ElthamDec 9, 20162 Comments

An underground conference and a new think tank announcement from the top end of town show that Australian culture is starting to mobilise.

Fashism: natty dressing and a history of violence

Fashism: natty dressing and a history of violence

Mel CampbellDec 9, 20165 Comments

Dress codes are techniques of controlling people by regulating their bodies. And no one knows that better than fascists.

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

Glenn DyerDec 8, 2016

The AACTAs were a lame summer diversion.

The alt-right is filled with party starters, the left with party poopers

The alt-right is filled with party starters, the left with party poopers

Helen RazerDec 8, 201616 Comments

It is not intrinsically more ethical to be a brat. It is, however, more seductive.

Glenn Dyer's TV Ratings

Glenn DyerDec 5, 2016

The ratings season is off and our cricket form is on.

My name is Bernard and I’m a M*A*S*H addict

My name is Bernard and I’m a M*A*S*H addict

Bernard KeaneDec 2, 20169 Comments

One of the dominant TV series of the '70s, M*A*S*H had a core theme of white male privilege, but it got more complicated as the show aged.

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