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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.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer October 5, 2017

Nine may have won the ratings battle, but The Bachelorette has won over Glenn Dyer.

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.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer October 2, 2017

The AFL wins the overall weekend battle of the Grand Finals, while the NRL dominates the regional areas.

Tigers fans are boorish, ungracious bastards. (Oh, and carn the Tiges!)

Tigers fans are boorish, ungracious bastards. (Oh, and carn the Tiges!)

Crikey September 28, 2017 10 Comments

Measuring your progress by the loathing you inspire may not be everyone’s idea of noble purpose, but it’s important to know, freelance writer David Ward.

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Razer: how mainstream media became a clearing house for simplistic opinions

Helen Razer September 26, 2017 13 Comments

The language of the era is strong and the tone uncompromised. To speak and, especially, to be heard in not only online forums but everyday exchange, we must increasingly trade in the coin of hyperbole.

‘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.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer September 25, 2017

The interview 60 minutes conducted with Cassie Sainsbury was far from it's finest hour.

LEAKED: Script from Mel Gibson’s embattled movie about the Oxford Dictionary

LEAKED: Script from Mel Gibson’s embattled movie about the Oxford Dictionary

Crikey September 22, 2017 1 Comment

Secret documents reveal the plot of Mel Gibson's film about the Oxford Dictionary.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Crikey September 19, 2017

The Block once again dominated on a flat night all round.