On the eleventh minute, of the eleventh hour of the eleventh month, Paris Portingale takes a moment to reflect on Remembrance Day and what it all means…
Troy Maguire presents the common arguments in defence of the men in the viral Shoshanna B. Roberts video…and then shreds them all to pieces.
Resident freaky fiction fan Elise Bottle has been investigating the Special Containment Procedures Foundation and she’s found a whole lot of weird tales within. We want to believe, Elise…we really do.
Xavier Toby’s got a problem with Tim Cook coming out. He’s mad that Cook, in this day and age, still needed to come out.
Rich Jackson with this week’s Long Reads: capitalism-gone-bad, eBay’s Pierre Omidyar and national security, a whodunit, pot smoking and unfulfilling jobs.
Michael Burrill wonders what, if anything, will be achieved at the Brisbane G20 meeting when it comes to the key issues of tax avoidance and climate change.
As TBS racks up its first year of operations, Paul Bugeja, TBS Editor-in-Chief, has a few things to say about what an amazing ride it’s been so far…
Loretta Barnard reviews Apple Tree Yard, by Louise Doughty, warning those thinking about having a bit on the side that this book might just change their mind…
For Mia Falstein-Rush, in an ideal world, we’d only acknowledge female filmmakers for the content of their films, not their gender.
The 365 docobites crew see a shining example of love conquering all when they meet Belisa and Daniel in Madrid.
Recently rediscovering the timeless music of Sixto Rodriquez, Reiner the Cabbie shares what keeps the singer-songwriter so loved, even decades later.
Sure we’ve all chucked the odd sickie, but would you commit fraud just to have a year off? Xavier Toby’s not down with the idea, but he understands why some of us would be…
Sarah Carman gave up bread for a couple of days…and it’s not because bread is bad (#hellyescarbs), but rather, it’s that “giving up” can occasionally be good.
Sexsomnia sounds like a good opening for a bad gag or movie title (“Parasomnial Activity”, anyone?), but it’s no joke to Natasha Mann or for those who suffer it and their victims.
After a horrific end to “The race that stops the nation”, Troy Maguire discusses horse racing and animal cruelty, and more importantly, who should take responsibility when tragedy strikes…
April Davis is tired of telemarketing calls clashing with her tea time and she’s wondering if there’s a permanent solution to stop the scammers.
The Big Smoke has just turned one year old, and Publisher Alexandra Tselios couldn’t be more proud of what a year involving a lot of sweat, a little blood (not really but it sounds good) but no tears has helped create…
Practical punter Paris Portingale has some ideas to jazz up the Melbourne Cup…like adding some chariots…and not holding it in Melbourne.
Last week Mike Welsh spoke fondly after the passing of E.G. Whitlam, who he met once in a lift. Today he talks lift etiquette, urging us all to be a little more “lift-friendly”.
Do broad-based taxes (such as the GST) hurt the poor and help the rich? This is the critical question, we say, and it’s time we had a debate on the issue.
This weeks Long Reads deal with crooks that got away, Big Eyes (and Margaret Keane), gluten and cats…that die…yes…(no cats were harmed in the creation of this Long Reads…)