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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.

Sloppy reporting on mental health study continues to fail women with mental ill health

Sloppy reporting on mental health study continues to fail women with mental ill health

Helen Razer August 29, 2017 11 Comments

With a recent study about women's mental health problems sending the media into a tizzy, we need to understand when mental health problems are internally or externally engendered.

Stan Grant and the monumental turn towards a living history

Stan Grant and the monumental turn towards a living history

Christopher Warren August 28, 2017 2 Comments

Stan Grant has been pilloried for suggesting that we modify our historical monuments to more accurately reflect our complicated past. But for some commentators Australia's Anglo-centric history is obstinately set in stone.

Rundle: Australian iconoclasm and the decaying edifices of the right

Rundle: Australian iconoclasm and the decaying edifices of the right

Guy Rundle August 28, 2017 12 Comments

Following the US movement toppling statues commemorating controversial historical figures, Guy Rundle, argues that our own Australian iconoclasm exposes the right's lack of imagination outside of their ossified Anglo-Celtic past.

Behind the scenes at one halal of an evening with Sam Dastyari and Gillian Triggs

Behind the scenes at one halal of an evening with Sam Dastyari and Gillian Triggs

Irfan Yusuf August 25, 2017 2 Comments

Sam Dastyari and Gillian Triggs got together for an interesting conversation at the University of Sydney. Irfan Yusuf takes us through the highlights of the event.

Razer on Greenwald: make journalism muckraking again

Razer on Greenwald: make journalism muckraking again

Helen Razer August 25, 2017 3 Comments

In her final piece on infamous journalist Glenn Greenwald, Helen Razer calls for a journalism that can elucidate systems rather than merely be a product of them.

Why are we not talking about domestic violence when we talk about Tanja Ebert’s disappearance?

Why are we not talking about domestic violence when we talk about Tanja Ebert’s disappearance?

Crikey August 24, 2017 14 Comments

It seems increasingly likely that Tanja Ebert was murdered by her husband Michael Burdon, who then took his own life. However, instead of framing this as a most extreme act of domestic violence it has been portrayed more like a preordained romantic tragedy, writes Elke Wakefield.

Kids are staying indoors more than ever, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Kids are staying indoors more than ever, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Alan Davies August 23, 2017 10 Comments

Generational differences often obsess us. With children staying at home more Alan Davies asks why, and then remembers that in his day differences didn't necessitate deficiencies.

The Oz continues to confuse pontificating for news

The Oz continues to confuse pontificating for news

David Salter August 22, 2017 6 Comments

Once again the Oz has run commentary without appropriately distinguishing it from news.

Rundle: why change on Australia Day needs to come at a national level

Rundle: why change on Australia Day needs to come at a national level

Guy Rundle August 22, 2017 34 Comments

While the Yarra and Darebin councils' decision to stop honouring Australia Day has the best intentions at heart, encouraging councils to act unilaterally could ultimately backfire on the campaign for an indigenous treaty.