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Jill Stark is a senior writer for The Sunday Age. She is the author of High Sobriety, a book about Australia's drinking culture and how she survived a year without booze.

Geek pride as well-dressed nerds hit town

Jill Stark It was like a Pride rally for nerds. Against the sober backdrop of Melbourne’s World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, came a cavalcade of costumed superheroes,...

Zombie invasion: why we're obsessed with the undead

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Jill Stark Zombies tap into our deepest fears, but are increasingly proving a source of entertainment. Jill Stark delves into our fascination with the undead.

Playing dead: Zombies march into the mainstream

Zombies in Melbourne

Jill Stark They are the darkest side of ourselves. Brain-dead, devoid of emotion and built to kill: a terrifying glimpse of what happens when humanity loses its way.

Opera Australia brings Wagner's Ring cycle to Melbourne

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Jill Stark Marking the start of Melbourne's Ring cycle was like an acid trip for opera buffs.

Sell-out events celebrate the art of listening

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Jill Stark If you believe the doomsayers, storytelling is dead.

As a fleeting star, Shatner out of this world

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Jill Stark The city lights reflected on the Yarra cast an other-worldly glow in the 26th-floor hotel suite where I meet the world's most famous intergalactic traveller.

Biggest Loser

Eating disorder fears over weight-loss show

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Jill Stark When Ella Graham watches personal trainer Michelle Bridges yell at an obese contestant on a promo for Channel Ten's weight-loss show The Biggest Loser, it makes her shudder.

New Year's Eve

Melbourne full of promise for the city's biggest night out

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Jill Stark Tonnes of fireworks will provide a burst of sound and colour this New Year's Eve.

Experts warn about blame game

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Jill Stark Mental health experts are deeply worried about the radio presenters at the centre of the royal prank call controversy.

Prank callers not to blame, say mental health experts

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Jill Stark MENTAL health experts hold grave concerns for the radio presenters at the centre of the royal prank call controversy, urging the public not to blame them for the suspected suicide of the nurse who...

Mardi Gras

Gays embrace Kennett's change

Prolific gardener Jeff Kennett.

Jill Stark BEYONDBLUE will sponsor the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, with organisers inviting the national depression agency's chairman, Jeff Kennett, to march in the parade.

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Mardi Gras

Beyondblue to sponsor Sydney Mardis Gras

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Jill Stark BEYONDBLUE will sponsor the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, with organisers inviting the national depression agency's chairman Jeff Kennett to march in the parade.