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Hot potato, hot potato

The latest “culturally insensitive” crisis to engulf Western Civilisation is Blue Wiggle Anthony Field apologising for a video clip of…

28 Oct 2020

Welcome home: a tale of quarantine

“This is a five-star hotel. I can tell you, the food is great.” he said. “I get the same food as yous get.” …

27 Oct 2020

Beware the Dan trap

Melbourne businesses are preparing to open up — what’s left of them — and Victoria’s Stockholm Syndrome is in full…

27 Oct 2020

Rupert Murdoch doesn’t dominate our media. He stands in the way of total left control, hence the hate campaign

For the left, Rupert Murdoch truly is an, if not the, Antichrist. He has been so before Trump and is…

27 Oct 2020

When will WA Labor lift the Iron Ore Curtain?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is hopeful Western Australia will re–open by late December. No doubt that will be on…

26 Oct 2020

Danandrewstan opens – in a way that only the people who created the problem to begin with could arrange

Daniel Andrews loves his facts and figures. At his press conference today, he seemed proud that it was 139 days…

ABC staff confirm their selfishness and self-obsession

The number one rule of consumer media is to understand your audience – unless you work at the(ir) ABC.  The…

26 Oct 2020

Palaszczuk’s punt: baristas or the bush

Once again, conservative Queensland voices stand alone and well apart from the madding crowd. While almost every other political body…

26 Oct 2020

Why is Macron so determined to infuriate the rest of the world?

In the course of his three-and-a-half year presidency, Emmanuel Macron must have the record for the most number of international…

27 Oct 2020

The trans debate could cost this Cambridge porter his job

This is a story about a man called Kevin Price, who was until last week a councillor and who is,…

27 Oct 2020

The Disneyfication of the moral universe

‘I’m sitting here struggling for words and my friend nailed it: “She was our Princess Leia.”’ With those words, Dr…

27 Oct 2020

Macron's clash with Islam and the hypocrisy of the French boycott

Emmanuel Macron’s staunch defence of the right to publish caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad proved popular in France. But now the…

No logic please, we’re Leftists

Leftists have herd immunity to humour. Nowhere is this more evident than with ABC ‘comedy’ (there’s a series impending that…

24 Oct 2020

Hippocrates cancelled

How can they sleep at night? Or face themselves in the mirror in the morning? I ask the question ‘triggered’…

24 Oct 2020

My pick? A narrow Trump win

It is not just the usual suspects at the ABC and in the Fairfax press who seem to have Trump…

24 Oct 2020

Ciggie smugglers making a killing

A Malaysian woman was recently sentenced to two years in an Australian jail for orchestrating a sophisticated money laundering and…

24 Oct 2020

Falling for Daryl

In the 1954 horror film, Creature from the Black Lagoon, a monster emerges from a murky backwater of the Amazon,…

24 Oct 2020

As history fades into history

My son is more at risk of becoming a victim of the ‘march through the institutions’ than I ever was.…

24 Oct 2020

Cashless in Alice

Income Management and the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) have long faced opposition from those who claim that not allowing welfare…

Biden: Beijing’s candidate

Australia’s elites would prefer Beijing’s candidate, Joe Biden in the White House, it seems. But, unlike 2016, at least a…

24 Oct 2020

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Orson Welles

The journals of the plague year from the point of view of culture are getting weirder and weirder from Daniel…

24 Oct 2020

Opera Australia’s Attila before shutdown in March

Attila the Hun might have been hard to stop but Verdi’s opera Attila was stopped in its tracks at the…

24 Oct 2020

Too much of nothing

In the world of the arts, some things keep on even in this time of impossibility which the virus has…

17 Oct 2020

Josh Frydenberg

There has been a fair bit of bleating from sectors claiming to have been ignored in the Budget; in fact…

17 Oct 2020

Aussie Life & Language

Michael Scammell Coming out of Melbourne lockdown is like coming down from drugs. Or more precisely coming down from the…

The generosity of French doctors

My last NHS scan showed a shadow on a rib. The scan report couldn’t decide between a new cancer metastasis…

24 Oct 2020

I’m now considered a freak in New York

New York It’s nice to finally be in the Bagel, a place where the cows have two legs and no…

24 Oct 2020

I removed my mask and all hell broke loose

The girl in the posh soap shop put her right arm out, palm flat in my face, and shouted: ‘Stand…

24 Oct 2020

Tom Bower pulls his punches with his life of Boris Johnson

Tom Bower explains in his acknowledgements that this is not an authorised biography and he did not seek Boris Johnson’s…

24 Oct 2020

The gospel of separation according to Malcolm X

In late April 1962 Los Angeles police shot and killed an unarmed black man, Ronald X Stokes, during a disturbance…

24 Oct 2020

Sarah Maslin Nir enjoys the rides of a lifetime

The appeal of a book called Horse Crazy risks being limited to those who are. Yet many moments in Sarah…

24 Oct 2020

The scholars who solved the riddles in the sands

In 1835 the first two Egyptian antiquities were registered in the British Museum: a pair of red granite lions from…

24 Oct 2020

Cyber apocalypse: The Silence, by Don DeLillo, reviewed

Elaborated over a writing career that spans half a century — a career crowned with every honour save the Nobel…

24 Oct 2020

The power behind The Few: Rolls-Royce’s Merlin engine

Eighty years ago this summer Britain was facing its greatest moment of peril as Göring’s Luftwaffe attacked airfields, cities and…

24 Oct 2020

Looking for love: Ghosts, by Dolly Alderton

Of all the successful modern female writers documenting their search for love, none has been as endearing as Dolly Alderton.…

24 Oct 2020

We should never take our daily bread for granted

In the seventh and final chapter of this small but lingeringly powerful book, the author reveals his motivation for writing…

24 Oct 2020