Julia Baird The locals call it Penguin Mountain. Each year, on December 10, on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death, residents of Stockholm witness the awarding of the world's most prestigious prizes in...
Tony Taylor With a new approach, our nation's stories will be welcomed in schools.
Mitchell library, in Sydney, has aquired many early Australian natural history illustrations. 6th June 2011. Photos by Tamara Dean and supplied.
Paul Sheehan It is slender and seductive. It has helped create a company larger than we have ever seen before. It is an itch that millions of people did not know they needed to scratch.
Catherine Deveny Turn Channel Nine into a television museum? It's one already, Daryl.
Richard Ackland It's nice to see a touch of the old putting its mark on the new year. Would you believe it, a group of big wigs from the lawyer trade unions has come out in opposition to a reform floated within the...
Sam de Brito
Sam de Brito One of the great quirks of friendship is you know you're on solid ground with someone when you can start hanging crap on them.
Martin McKenzie-Murray It was not until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 that the world began to grasp the diabolical scale of repression in East Germany.
Peter Craven What a Hollywood dream of cinematic distinction the Oscars are.
Paul Daley The centenary of Australia's involvement in World War I is still a year and a half away. But politics - with its instinctive, reflexive appeal to national sentiment - is well and truly gearing up...
Jesse Adams Stein Widely regarded as the ''ugliest building in Sydney'', the UTS tower is usually the subject of derision and complaint.
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.
Alan Stokes Please don't tell anyone, but I feel for Ben Barba and Canterbury Bulldogs supporters.
John Watson We should beware the spread of powers that weaken the rule of law.
Ryan Harvey The recent ''Rosa Parks moment'' of Malaysian-born ABC TV News presenter Jeremy Fernandez exposes how difficult it will be for policymakers to reconcile the aspirations of an Asian Century white...
The Loaded Dog
Ethics classes are available for children who opt out of scripture. But should ethics become part of the primary curriculum? How can the curriculum be made more flexible?
John Birmingham Communal tables in cafes are far more menacing given the possibility of unwanted booty shake.
Heckler RECENTLY, I noticed a positions vacant advertisement, in the Herald, for managers for NSW trains.
Marcia Langton Australia's mining wealth has had varied impacts on our economy and the incomes of Australians. It is clear the result has increased income levels for a large majority.
Barney Zwartz Jose Gomez has set a stunning example of what the church should be doing.