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We need more like Frank Costigan

April 15, 2009

Frank Costigan was a great Australian, but unfortunately he will always be remembered in the context of his conflict with Kerry Packer.

The Costigan Commission was a farce

April 15, 2009

The Costigan Commission was a farce, run by a briefless barrister, determined to keep it going for as long as possible so he could enjoy the spoils and perpetuate his image as a crusader, writes a Sydney lawyer.

Lindsay Lohan: looking for love

April 15, 2009

Lindsay lodges her online dating profile. She's looking for someone who likes ankle monitoring bracelets and crazy people.

#amazonfail: With book monopolies like these, no-one is safe

April 14, 2009

On Easter Sunday, weird things happened at uberbookseller Amazon, when the site suddenly reclassified certain titles as containing "adult" content.

Q&A with Adam Elliot

April 14, 2009

Cinetology chats to animator, Oscar winner, and Mary and Max director, Adam Elliot.

The best of Abe

April 13, 2009

The six best (recent) books on Abraham Lincoln, who ranks just below Jesus and Napoleon as the most written-about character in history.

Germaine Greer tackles Margaret Thatcher

April 12, 2009

To mark the 30th anniversary of Thatcher's election Germaine Greer embarks on a signature personality assassination.

New Chapter of Grief in Plath-Hughes story

April 12, 2009

Nicholas Hughes preferred discussing the finer points of ice fishing than the writings of his parents. And yet after his suicide, it is Sylvia and Ted who will define his legacy, as least for literary scholars.

Pride and Prejudice … and zombies

April 10, 2009

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you produce a novel with Pride & Prejudice in the title, it will become a bestseller. Even if it involves the undead.

The Beatles: remastered

April 9, 2009

From September the fortunes of The Beatles will make another mighty leap. And everyone will benefit.