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Vote now in the 2018 Crikey Awards!

Vote now in the 2018 Crikey Awards!

As always, Crikey's prestigious end-of-year awards nominees are a mixed field of arsehats and heroes.

Behold, the Great Milo Yiannopoulos Right-wing Cluster-fuck Email Dump!

Behold, the Great Milo Yiannopoulos Right-wing Cluster-fuck Email Dump!

Right-wing pin-up boy Milo Yiannopoulos has been scandalised by an email leak, which, unless you're inclined to his brand of politics, is a delicious, early Christmas treat.

Harry Leslie Smith, the voice from the abyss, silenced

Harry Leslie Smith, the voice from the abyss, silenced

Til his last, Harry Leslie Smith was shouting from the abyss, reminding us just how much unnecessary suffering there had been, the filth and the hate of it.

I read dead people: the French sociologist who inspired The Matrix

I read dead people: the French sociologist who inspired The Matrix

Call him as “post-modern” or obscurantist as you like, Baudrillard, who died in 2007, sure left his signifying chain hanging around in the popular imagination.

A light extinguished at the end of a quiet street, in a city at the end of the world

A light extinguished at the end of a quiet street, in a city at the end of the world

Despite the provocation of an attack on what we love, of the killing of a man who was, in a small way, in our souls, we have retained a spirit lost to other cities.

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

The fight for heritage is so much more than it seems 

Our sites of power and authority — the parliaments, courts and cathedrals — remain, while vast amounts of what made up the best parts of people's lives vanish without trace.

More than Mark Knight: inside Australian media's enduring problem with race

More than Mark Knight: inside Australian media's enduring problem with race

This embarrassing international incident highlights not only Australia’s stubborn refusal to act on the urgency of race, but the media's stubborn refusal to even listen.

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight's Serena Williams comic

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight's Serena Williams comic

We are small nation, but punch well above our weight when it comes to blithe racism.

The classical-music-loving Communist who changed Australia

The classical-music-loving Communist who changed Australia

Laurie Carmichael has died, the trade unionist who was for decades driven by one big idea: that Australian labour could not simply bargain for "more" but had to transform the conditions of life and society to create better jobs, better conditions, better lives.