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The charade of silence in a nation of noise

The charade of silence in a nation of noise

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.

What's the point of a political grudge match?

What's the point of a political grudge match?

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 virtue of shellfishness

The virtue of shellfishness

Jordan Peterson is the very instant gratification he warns against.

Is this a glorious new dawn for LGBTIQ history?

Is this a glorious new dawn for LGBTIQ history?

"The gays are out of the closet now and we aren’t going back.”

Un-Australia Day: curing the nationalistic itch

Un-Australia Day: curing the nationalistic itch

Australia Day has little do with Australia as a political construct. Do we really need this grotesque distortion of history?

Why we should expect less from Marie Kondo

Why we should expect less from Marie Kondo

No, the cult tidying expert's method won't save you but it is a salve for a hopelessly chaotic mind.

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.