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Jeremy Clarkson and the obsolescence of middle-class white men

Jeremy Clarkson and the obsolescence of middle-class white men

Helen RazerApr 2, 201541 Comments

Jeremy Clarkson once stood to mock the middle-class English culture he represented. But now has nothing left to say beyond “Believe me, I’m very important”.

Rundle: IS' -- and capitalism's -- worst crime is the destruction of culture

Rundle: IS' -- and capitalism's -- worst crime is the destruction of culture

Guy RundleMar 13, 2015

IS' barbarism has shocked the world. But its most horrific crime has been the destruction of our common heritage. And the almighty dollar has done that even more effectively.

Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

Not dead yet! Skywhale artist says she will fly again

Stephen MayneMar 9, 2015

New ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr accidentally killed off Canberra's famous Skywhale last week, but the artist behind the creation explains she's not going anywhere.

Business as usual won't work on domestic violence

Business as usual won't work on domestic violence

Bernard KeaneMar 5, 201516 Comments

Politicians have realised that a substantial change is needed on domestic violence policy. But we're so far behind on the issue we need to do the basics first.

Razer: Triple J's biggest success is its ongoing failure

Razer: Triple J's biggest success is its ongoing failure

Helen RazerJan 21, 2015

The true value of the imperfect, sometimes-amateurish Triple J is that it provides young Australians with a platform from which to critique confusing orthodoxies in the culture industry.

Melbourne's secret bohemian past laid bare

Melbourne's secret bohemian past laid bare

Andrew NetteJan 6, 2015

Two exhibitions showing in Melbourne over summer seem worlds apart, but both have much to say about our changing notions of culture and what constitutes celebrity, writes Melbourne-based crime writer and reviewer Andrew Nette.

One story, told week by week: don't expect an Australian Serial

One story, told week by week: don't expect an Australian Serial

Sally WhyteDec 18, 2014

Australia's strong defamation laws make it very unlikely Australia could replicate Sarah Koenig's blockbuster podcast.

Razer: take up Stella Young's activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Razer: take up Stella Young's activism to pay tribute to a remarkable woman

Helen RazerDec 9, 2014

Stella Young was not exceptional because she had a physical disability. She was exceptional because she put everything she had into the hard, important work of social change.

Goodbye to my friend Stella, we owe you so much

Goodbye to my friend Stella, we owe you so much

Shakira HusseinDec 8, 20144 Comments

Shakira Hussein pays tribute to the biting, brilliant wit of Stella Young -- and a life free from inspiration porn.

Welcome to <em>The Shia LaBeouf Show</em>, and a new kind of storytelling

Welcome to The Shia LaBeouf Show, and a new kind of storytelling

Luke BuckmasterDec 2, 2014

Like Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage" and that means, in 2014, that your lounge room, smartphone, computer and even wrist watch are all stages -- stages for self-destructive celebrities to dance on.

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