Brandon Biddle says transprejudice isn’t pretty, so why are we all so keen to laugh at Bruce Jenner’s badly photoshopped “exclusive pictures”?
Rainer the Cabbie is all for an equitable society, but when long-term welfare users turn into, well, fare dodgers, it’s time to fix the system.
Twelve years after the dreaded Canberra firestorm, Mike Welsh reflects on how the day was for him, hoping enough time has passed to reflect more lightly on an extraordinary day.
Alex Greenwich MP does not support NSW Labor’s proposed tax cuts to the gambling industry, especially when the money could be spent on improving infrastructure that helps, rather than harms, the community.
Catriona Fielke says acts of terrorism will never be successful, so long as we get back up, dust ourselves down and carry on with our carrying on.
Rich Jackson finds a through-line around mafia, drugs and crime in this week’s Long Reads, while PB throws a curveball with a piece about a woman’s first orgasm…
Michael Burrill’s Current Affairs Wrap highlights the sensitivities of our finest – Fred Nile, Rupert Murdoch and Cory Bernardi – following Charlie Hebdo.
Nathan Dee reflects on the remarkable life of Kim Fowley – producer, performer, songwriter and manager for some of rock and roll’s most timeless artists…
It’s been a “Charlie”-heavy week on TBS, as it has for many publications, and we wrap it up with a short piece by Juliette Furio about what it’s like on the ground in Paris.
As an accompaniment to our bi-monthly TBS Travelogue piece, Paris Portingale talks up Switzerland and why it is his favourite country after Disneyland…yes, Disneyland…
In the first of our bi-monthly “TBS Travelogues,” Lizzie O’Neill takes us north…like WAY north…to the Arctic Circle – the land of plentiful reindeer, little daylight and absolute cold.
Speaking to Xolisa in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the 365 docobites crew learn that sometimes change is something you help bring about slowly, slowly but eventually… #OneCarrotAtATime
Writing in response to Michael Burrill’s piece on satire, Corey Farrell proclaims, “If you have ever offended anyone anywhere then you are Charlie, and I applaud you…”
Suraj Varma’s negative view of Melbourne public transport system has not been altered by the promises made my Daniel Andrews prior to becoming Victoria’s latest Premier in the recent election.
An astute 12-year-old boy simplifies the age old question of how to go about understanding women – and pretty much gets it right…
Marcus Paul loves his beautiful country “Straya” and has found a music video that perfectly encapsulates his feelings.
Musing on the idea of free speech, Ash Imani finds the natural equilibrium of public expression bloody hard…but worth it.
Bianka Farmakis understands the feminist label turning people off when it is synonymous with self-righteousness and bra-burning, but to turn away from the movement’s cause is to turn away from humanity.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied grapples with the “us vs them” mentality in terms of her being an Australian Muslim – is she “us” or “them”?
There are no parallels between Sherri Tenpenny’s anti-vax talks being cancelled and the Charlie Hebdo massacre – it’s not free speech, proclaims Jack Howes, it’s snake-oil selling.
Michael Burrill isn’t so sure that he wants to be Charlie, especially if their idea of “satire” perpetuates a poisonous climate that leads to marginalisation.