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Karl Quinn

Karl has held a variety of senior editing and writing roles since joining Fairfax Media in 1999. Most recently he was The Age's entertainment editor from 2009-2012. As national film editor, he oversees our film coverage in print and on our digital platforms.

Facebook accused of being lax on child porn

Karl Quinn Facebook has been accused of allowing child pornography to proliferate thanks to a new meme in which users, some of them underaged, are encouraged to post naked pictures of themselves on the social...

Ten dumps The Circle and host Yumi Stynes

Yumi Stynes.

Karl Quinn and Michael Idato TV presenter Yumi Stynes has been ditched, along with her chat show The Circle, by Ten.

Alan Jones takes rap for carbon comment

Alan Jones takes rap for carbon comment.

Karl Quinn Entertainment Editor Sydney radio station 2GB, the former partner of failed Melbourne talkback station MTR, has been found to have breached the broadcasting code over Alan Jones' claim that 'human beings produce 0.

Marathon man: an epic year on the run

Marathon runner Tristan Miller, who spent a year running a marathon every week.

Karl Quinn Tristan Miller ran 52 marathons in 47 countries in a year and finished with a new life.

Supafest embroiled in debt chase for unpaid royalties

No-show: Rick Ross.

Karl Quinn Urban music festival could be about to topple as royalties company chases debt.

Engagement party comes to town

Judd Apatow

Karl Quinn THE thing that interests Judd Apatow, Hollywood's pre-eminent director (four titles) and producer (40-plus) of a certain type of relationship comedy, is, he says, ''the basic human struggle to not...

Telstra deletes 'salacious' content from its website

Karl Quinn Telstra has bowed to pressure from anti-pornography campaigners and removed salacious content, previously available to stream and/or download for a fee, from its BigPond service.

Gotye's hit shared with jazz legend

Karl Quinn A Brazilian musician who has been dead for more than a decade is top of the pops in the United States thanks to Melbourne's Wouter ''Wally'' de Backer, better known as Gotye.

Beaconsfield rescue

Raw emotion mined in story of Beaconsfield rescue retold


Karl Quinn It's hard to imagine two less likely advocates for the talking cure than Brant Webb and Todd Russell, but the men at the centre of the Beaconsfield goldmine disaster have learnt the hard way the...

Are we having fun yet?

The Moomba parade celebrates community, food and culture.

Karl Quinn Moomba a rival to Sydney's Mardi Gras or Rio's Carnivale? Surely that's one of the cruellest jokes.

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Kony video puts ICC in spotlight

Joseph Kony.

Karl Quinn Joseph Kony's sudden infamy has done wonders to boost its profile, says a Melbourne academic.

Magda Szubanski

'Poster girl for courage' wins even more fans

Magda 'comes out' on national TV (Thumbnail)

Karl Quinn Whether gay or a little-bit-not-gay, Magda Szubanski is welcome back on the cover of The Australian Women's Weekly any time.

Lady Gaga all set to have a ball

Gaga th

Karl Quinn The world's biggest pop star is coming to Australia... and sorry, Madge, we're not talking about you.

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Chopper crash victim was James Cameron's 'right-hand man'

Andrew Wight.

Karl Quinn The writer-producer of the most successful Australian movie of 2011 was one of two men killed in a helicopter crash near Nowra on the New South Wales south coast.

Leading the way in the dragon's lair


Karl Quinn RARMIAN Newton isn't one to look a gift dragon in the mouth, but there was one major downside to landing the biggest part of his short but already impressive career: he couldn't tell anyone.

Secrets behind story of Sybil tell multiple tales of the times

Karl Quinn There is an episode of United States of Tara in which Toni Collette's split-personality title character reveals her latest ''alter'' - a bespectacled New Yorker named Shoshanna, who just happens to...

Bolt unrepentant but slur victims hail victory

The AgeNews28/09/2011picture Justin McManus.Federal Court.Pat Eatock v Andrew Bolt case.Andrew Bolt leaving court after losing the case.

Karl Quinn ANDREW BOLT has had many better days, but Pat Eatock hasn't.

True colours

Andrew Bolt leaves court after losing the case.

Karl Quinn A terrible day for free speech in Australia, or just a terrible day for Andrew Bolt and bad journalism?

More Australian filming for Mulligan

Karl Quinn Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan could extend her acquaintance with Australia, adding a science-fiction thriller to the jazz-age feature she's slated to film here.

For the love of Nonna's favourites

Teresa Oates

Karl Quinn A dozen people are crowded around a dining table in Thornbury, staring at 10 kilograms of inedible green olives and waiting for the magic spell that will make them edible.