Danny Katz

Danny Katz

Danny Katz is a columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He writes the Modern Guru column in the Good Weekend magazine. He is also the author of the books Spit the Dummy, Dork Geek Jew and the Little Lunch series for kids.

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Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees, and a thing called SEX!

Sex.

Danny Katz Sex is a very popular topic and just the word ''SEX'' can grab people's interest, which is SEX why I may SEX write the word a few more SEX SEX SEXXXX times.

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The dead-eyes have it: Hollywood should take a good hard look at itself

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Danny Katz YOU may've heard about this thing called ''dead-eye''. It's what happens in computer-animated movies when they try to make humans look lifelike, but it's impossible to capture the depth and subtlety...

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Christmas: a time for peace, love and corpses decaying in the living room

Men are more likely to sell unwanted presents online for cash.

Danny Katz As you're reading this, many of you probably have a corpse in your living rooms.

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Just as I'm feeling AT EASE! along comes that ACHTUNG! moment

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Danny Katz All week long I've been gorging on those delicious German Christmas cookies.

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A cow by any other name tastes as artificial

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Danny Katz As far as bland, over-processed, off-yellow, triangle-shaped, foil-wrapped cheeses go, there is none more delicious than The Laughing Cow cheese.

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Dying stress-free; welcome to the neighbourhood

Danny Katz Around the corner from my street there's an intersection with a pharmacy on one side, a florist on the other, and a funeral parlour directly opposite, so you can pretty much pick up your...

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Putting on airs for your nasal hairs

Danny Katz Nose hairs seem to really take off when you hit middle age.

Smartphones: the new social prop

Danny Katz Couldn't believe it: she just reached into her handbag, pulled one out, and lit up right there in the cinema! We're all trying to watch The Tree of Life, the new film by Terrence Malick, and this...

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The tourist plague

Danny Katz Don't freak out, everybody, but apparently we have a tourist plague at the moment. A Melbourne Airport survey says that international passenger arrivals are up 18.

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Visits to the doctor a bitter pill to swallow

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Danny Katz Stern warnings from doctors of doom can be a bitter pill to swallow for the mildly ailing.

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Katz: the column

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Danny Katz To be a theatre critic you're supposed to have three fundamental qualities: objectivity, good communication skills and access to free theatre tickets that you could never afford to buy yourself.

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The call of the tram

Danny Katz Trams are lovely oldy-worldy clicky-clacky icons of Melbourne and whenever anyone sees one, they go ''oooooooo, a tram!'' - but different people say it with different tram-intonations.

He knows when you are sleeping...

Danny Katz Since I first heard about that secret sinister little file built into the iPhone, I've been feeling deeply troubled.

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Just add holy water

Danny Katz I heard the Victorian Education Department has started forcing public primary schools to host non-compulsory Christian education classes during school hours.

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A love lesson everyone should learn

Danny Katz You know those business envelopes with the little see-through windows on the front? The envelopes that look like small flat homes for inner-city stick men?

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Films and stuff are just like an imitation of real life, aren't they?

Natalie Portman in Black Swan

Danny Katz One of the best bits of the movie Black Swan was just before it started.

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Growing pains

Danny Katz Adolescence can be a traumatic, emotional time - and not just for parents.

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Light-bulb moment a bit dim-witted

Light

Danny Katz Tackling the complexities of eco-friendly lighting can leave you in the dark.

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I'm just a wrist-averse mid-lifer

Danny Katz This surfie-dude reggae-Rastaman emerged from his middle-aged cocoon, mon.

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Theatre has gone to the dogs

Danny Katz There's something about Mary that inspires a nasty Pavlovian reaction.

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