We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
More Australians are cheating on their marriages, with one website making an affair just a click away. So is infidelity old hat? Freelance journalist Anastasia Prikhodko talks to women who cheat.
Are women delaying marriage for financial or career reasons? Or does walking down the aisle make you less successful in the boardroom? They're two big questions facing women.
Divorce rates amongst college-educated urban Americans are the lowest they've been for 30 years, with the concept of divorce reverting to the pre-1970s "failure" mentality, says Pamela Paul.
Amongst all the incriminating WikiLeaks embassy cable news lies a a fascinating tale of a rural Russian wedding, which included a "perpetually tipsy" Olympic wrestler named Vakha and a performance by Benya the Accordion King.
If there is a situation worse than being denied the right to marry the person of your choice because you are the same gender, then being forced into marriage against your will would have to be it, writes Shakira Hussein.
They do things differently in Kyrgyzstan. Like courting, for instance, which is seeing a rise in bride kidnapping. As Iva Skoch writes, what was once seen as a custom, is now being recognised as a destructive crime.
A review of marriage celebrants has found many reciting the marriage vow incorrectly. The legalities mean this could technically render marriages void, explains Crikey intern Jasmin Pfefferkorn.
What happened to feminism? We spent years fighting against institutions like marriage, only to turn around and find our daughters donning meringue dresses and wanting dad to give them away, writes an anonymous mother of the bride.
It's total bull that recent US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan gets referred to by the White House as "unmarried" rather than "single". Why make her sound depressing? asks Maureen Dowd.
Ann Bauer explains how she and her husband escaped from a religious marriage retreat, full of couples who hated each other and wedding night re-creations.