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The true point of writers festivals

The true point of writers festivals

Are writers festivals still necessary? Crikey readers share some insights.

Attending writers’ festivals during the decline of actual books

Attending writers’ festivals during the decline of actual books

Publishers are furious that Melbourne Writers Festival isn't about the printed word anymore, but the knowledge class' dirty secret is they would rather sink into Netflix than the printed word anyway.

Roundtable: is it time to kill off the audience Q&A?

Roundtable: is it time to kill off the audience Q&A?

Crikey put the question to a programmer, a host, a panelist, and a serial angry audience member.

MWF stumbles at first hurdle

MWF stumbles at first hurdle

The Melbourne Writers Festival has been forced to change the name of a panel on sex workers, after members of the industry were offended and excluded.

‘There is no solidarity’: Tariq Ali on why migrants turn on each other

‘There is no solidarity’: Tariq Ali on why migrants turn on each other

Migrants climb the socioeconomic ladder in their new home, but they are quick to kick the ladder away so no one can follow after, says Tariq Ali.

Latham off the leash gives lawyers plenty of ammunition

Latham off the leash gives lawyers plenty of ammunition

Just about everyone copped a serve from Mark Latham over the weekend.

Andrew Fowler to govt: ‘get the hell out of the ABC’

Andrew Fowler to govt: ‘get the hell out of the ABC’

Retired investigative journalist Andrew Fowler says the constant editorial reviews at the public broadcaster are "debilitating" to journalists.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Yes the guards are armed ... Hywood's car is a what? ... NSW Aboriginal Affairs website hacked ...

Media briefs: Abbott goads Fran … Turnbull odd one out … Seven ratings cash …

Media briefs: Abbott goads Fran … Turnbull odd one out … Seven ratings cash …

Why does Malcolm Turnbull look weirdly photoshopped on a Liberal Party brochure? And will Seven's ratings grab pay off?