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Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Crikey October 20, 2017 3 Comments

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.

EXCLUSIVE: Stefanovic’s private diary reveals how smelly some of his guests are

EXCLUSIVE: Stefanovic’s private diary reveals how smelly some of his guests are

Crikey October 19, 2017 1 Comment

Since his mate Lisa left, things haven't been easy for Karl Stefanovic, the lost boy of morning television.

Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

Tony Birch says Mango poem controversy exposes student entitlement

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran October 18, 2017 13 Comments

In the aftermath of HSC students' vilification of poet Ellen van Neerven, we speak to author and academic Tony Birch about education, poetry, and online abuse.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer October 18, 2017

Channel Nine walked it home last night, amidst the fallout from Lisa Wilkinson's defection.

Rundle: Weinstein’s ruin epitomises how we do politics now

Rundle: Weinstein’s ruin epitomises how we do politics now

Guy Rundle October 13, 2017 23 Comments

Paradoxically, the one industry that won't be reformed is Hollywood.

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

Keane: the doomed quest for meaning in Twin Peaks

Bernard Keane October 13, 2017 4 Comments

If there's meaning in Twin Peaks: The Return, it lies in the meaninglessness of existence, and how we can best cope with it.

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

Helen Razer October 12, 2017 29 Comments

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.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

Glenn Dyer October 12, 2017

Sophie Monk continues to charm viewers, while the ABC did well with its Wednesday night line-up

Political dark horse David Leyonhjelm launches his book for freedom-lovers

Political dark horse David Leyonhjelm launches his book for freedom-lovers

Margot Saville October 11, 2017 34 Comments

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)

Ten shares worthless … un-forkin’-believable … police stuff-up kept Weinstein free …

Ten shares worthless … un-forkin’-believable … police stuff-up kept Weinstein free …

Emily Watkins October 11, 2017 2 Comments

The NYPD mishandling a case two years ago allowed Harvey Weinstein to stay on the street. And other media tidbits of the day.