Michael Scammell

The renovation memory hole

10 August 2018 3:41 pm

Anyone hip enough to know inner-suburban Melbourne knows the Gatwick Hotel. It is (or was) that sleazy, abandoned, druggie flophouse…

Rock and roll realpolitik

4 July 2018 6:21 pm

Welcome to world politics where, as the old song used to go, ‘It’s a little bit tyranny, a little bit…

Stuff happens

14 June 2018 12:33 pm

Everything is inevitable. Stuff happens. This is how international relations work. The US-North Korea summit was always going to happen…

The great rock ‘n’ roll show off

1 June 2018 3:06 pm

Right now in Facebook world, they’re running the Facebook Greatest Album Challenge and it keeps cluttering up my wall. Nominate…

Never mind the bollards

29 April 2018 7:48 am

I am from Melbourne and I am a bollard lover following the 12 Steps Program to recovery. Since last year’s…

The cricket crybabies have won

31 March 2018 8:51 am

Now that the crybabies have won what are we to do? Steve Smith cried on national television and so did…

If you want a politician, get a dog

7 March 2018 1:40 pm

Down in Melbourne we have unleashed Dog Man. The controversial bronze statue by Australian artists Gillie and Marc that upset…

The fine art of political juxtaposition

8 January 2018 2:36 pm

We all have that friend who we hang out with because they make us look better than we actually are…