Tom Ryan Australian film awards unashamedly hang on to American coat-tails.
Heckler AFTER moving to the US six weeks ago, the list of things I miss about Australia would fill this entire newspaper. Far easier then, to talk about the things I don't miss.
The Loaded Dog
If Wayne Swan's inspiration is the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, which music icons best represent Julia Gillard, Tony Abbott or any other Australian politician, and why?
Matthew Ricketson Journalism, amid stories of cats up trees, football scores and celebrity gossip, is about speaking truth to power.
Danny Katz No publishers have shown any interest in my latest book ideas: there's been no takers for my adorably violent children's book, Axel, the Axe-Murdering Axolotl.
Philip Freier The common good must motivate our nation at every possible level.
Andrew Leigh Imagine a ladder, in which each rung represents a million dollars of wealth. On this ladder, the typical Australian household is halfway to the first rung.
Ken Gelder In the Sunday Age and elsewhere over the past few months, universities have been accused of failing to teach enough Australian literature.
Michael Heyward We are in the thick of a debate about how we value our literary heritage. So many writers who matter are out of print. Australian studies are on the margin at many of our universities.
Melissa Phillips Recent comments by actors Jay Laga'aia and Firass Dirani about their experiences of racism when working in the mainstream media have been called offensive by commercial television representatives.
Tom Zubrycki Documentary making is demanding work, seldom well paid, negotiating the subject matter is often very challenging personally, ethically and technically, and involves dealing with micro-managing...
Kim Rubenstein and Danny Ben Moshe It is staggering that with one albeit very serious case overseas, that of the Ben Zygier suicide, Ben Saul (The Age, 20/2/13) wants to turn back the clock of globalisation and multiculturalism.
John Watson We should beware the spread of powers that weaken the rule of law.
Mark Stevenson One of the Carlton greats, Greg Williams, has memory loss. He won't be alone.
Ross Gittins I confess to a having an old fogey's ambivalence towards mobile phones. There are times when it suits me to keep in touch, but most of the time I don't want a phone taking over my life - or even...
Paul Sheehan Greg Williams was the Diesel. He was slow, he was short, not good for an elite Australian Rules player.
Richard Ackland The genetic disposition of human beings is today's frontier of science, money and disease control.
Satyajit Das Donations can set policy and ultimately may be harmful to democracy.
Matt Wade And Deborah Snow THE language of class lives on in Australia's political debate thanks to cliches such as ''class warfare'' and ''middle-class welfare''.
Richard Glover Post-election career suggestions for redundant politicians.