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Sleepless in Sagittarius A*

Sleepless in Sagittarius A*

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: Amazon is leaving New York, maps and legends in space, how quantum mechanics became part of life's rich pageant, and the strange currencies of millennial socialism.

Digital dystopia

Digital dystopia

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: anarcho-capitalists bring a copy of Ayn Rand to a gunfight, the European fight over energy and the future of music — compulsory Marshmello.

Finnish homelessness

Finnish homelessness

Welcome to Side View. This week: do we actually care about homelessness? Social media doesn't rot your brain but space does, and — finally — a cure for giant sharks.

All the vice-president's men

All the vice-president's men

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, rights for robots, vices of veeps, a profile of Polanyi, and why I now hate Twitter.

History repeating

History repeating

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. In the first edition for 2019: 40 years of the Iranian Revolution, and 100 years of Bauhaus. Plus, surveillance capitalism and a sweet new addition to the halal snack pack.

The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

Welcome to the bumper holiday edition of Side View, in which my Crikey colleagues have joined me to curate their favourite pieces of writing, talking, reporting or filmmaking of 2018 (or, for some of us who cheated, other years). Whether you've got your feet up enjoying a break, or are back at it already, we hope you'll find plenty of entertainment in our recommendations, and we'll see you all in a couple of weeks.

An immigration dystopia

An immigration dystopia

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: reflective fish, immigration stoushes, it's just a flesh wound, and the ghostwriters of Christmas Past.

Nouveau right

Nouveau right

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the new French right, birds versus drones, who ya gonna call? Trust-busters! And how many anti-depressants are we taking?

Nanny state of affairs

Nanny state of affairs

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: George HW Bush's highs and lows, underwhelmed with wellness, another conservative party with a women problem, and who the hell watches Victoria's Secret shows?

Immigration nation

Immigration nation

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: "sourbros", when will we recognise Australia's wars of occupation, and Australia defies global trends on suicide.