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

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

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 8, 2017 4 Comments

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

Razer: on the ethics and possibility of enjoying good art by bad men

Razer: on the ethics and possibility of enjoying good art by bad men

Helen Razer December 7, 2017 13 Comments

The minute you consider enjoyment unethical, you open the risk of craving it for unsound reasons.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer December 7, 2017

England's collapse in the cricket left the field open for Seven, who won a poor night.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer December 6, 2017

The ratings last night was as close as the cricket is turning out to be.

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

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

Crikey December 5, 2017 2 Comments

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

You’ve almost certainly never used 2017’s word of the year

You’ve almost certainly never used 2017’s word of the year

Emily Watkins December 4, 2017 8 Comments

The Australian National Dictionary Centre has surprised Aussies with a word of the year that most of us have never heard of -- "kwaussie".

Flubs and snubs: the best and worst TV of 2017

Flubs and snubs: the best and worst TV of 2017

Glenn Dyer December 4, 2017

With the summer ratings officially starting, it's time to look back at the shows that lingered with us, and the ones we'd rather see disappear.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer December 4, 2017

The Cricket dominated the ratings as Australia dominated the Cricket.

Legally Binding: people who eat hot chips on public transport must be brought to justice

Legally Binding: people who eat hot chips on public transport must be brought to justice

Dan Wood December 4, 2017 8 Comments

Eating hot chips on the train is a serious breach of etiquette, as writer, broadcaster and legal expert Lorin Clarke explains in this amendment to the Social Contract.

Milo and his groupies think they’re ‘lions’. Really, they’re UFC fanboys who smell like Dencorub.

Milo and his groupies think they’re ‘lions’. Really, they’re UFC fanboys who smell like Dencorub.

Guy Rundle December 1, 2017 32 Comments

Milo Yiannopoulos is not only a symptom of the desperate state Western conservatism is in, but a carrier of the disease that’s killing it, writes Guy Rundle.