The dignity of private reflection has never been the case for us on Anzac Day. The silence I would like to afford the dead was shattered from the start.
Roxane Gay's latest tour with conservative Christina Hoff Sommers was pitched as "meeting of the minds". It shouldn't come as a surprise that it ended in a mess.
"The gays are out of the closet now and we aren’t going back.”
Australia Day has little do with Australia as a political construct. Do we really need this grotesque distortion of history?
No, the cult tidying expert's method won't save you but it is a salve for a hopelessly chaotic mind.
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.
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.
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.