Investigative journalism, interviews, essays
Farewell, Olympia Memories of a milkbar on Parramatta Road
by Madelaine Lucas
Every childhood deserves a Boo Radley house and the Olympia Milkbar was mine...
Love Sick Intimacy and the American President
by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
The cultural capacity for love can be lost. Donald Trump is a harbinger for this lack of empathy and intimacy, a society unable to feel.
Maybe I’m Amazed A new appreciation for Paul McCartney
by James Bradley
Is it possible to tell a rather different story about Paul McCartney’s life after the Beatles? A story of creative endurance and often unrecognised inventiveness and influence?
Stealing Home Base The cinema alternative to ‘Netflix and chill’
by Lynden Barber
Palace Cinemas slogan is “cinema reimagined”. But can the experience of attending films at a theatre be reimagined by arthouse chains like Palace and Dendy? Or has video streaming scored the last home run?
The Invisible Men Manus Island
by Matthew Abbott
After four years in detention these men are tired and at breaking point.
Love is in the Air 61.6%
by Mark Mordue
Emotional gatherings occurred across Australia to hear the outcome of the marriage equality plebiscite.
Street Fighting Man Lanz Priestly was the leader of the Martin Place occupation by the homeless of Sydney. He’s ready for the next battle.
by Mick Daley
“Today I wonder just how different people who are renting are from people who are homeless.”
The Horses Swimming with champions
by Tom Patterson
On land the rider is master and the horse is servant. But in the water with the rider up front like a bowsprit they look much more as one; it’s almost intimate.
Down By Law Julian Assange on English twats, tweets from Trump, and Hillary Clinton
by Ross Duncan
“It’s about newsworthiness when we’re talking about publication, and newsworthiness is pretty much ‘of interest to the public’ not ‘of public interest’" – Julian Assange
The Lost Opera Composer George Dreyfus and the sound of silence
by Angus Smith
In 1969, Opera Australia commissioned Australian composer George Dreyfus to write an original opera. It was never performed. Dreyfus is still campaigning.
The Allergic Frontier A case study in video game addiction
by Jack Cameron Stanton
“The veneer of fun erodes over time. When you become sicker, you use more – to detach from reality.”
Another Side A conversation with Tanya Plibersek about rock ‘n’ roll, democracy and family car trips
by Sonya Voumard
After 20 years in the job, Tanya Plibersek is not slowing down. Our profile of her, featuring rock ‘n’ roll, Jeremy Corbyn and speculation about a second female Prime Minister.