Derek Rielly began his career as journalist at the Australian surfing magazine ASL where he was mentored in the journalistic arts of flattery, treachery and betrayal. After that he launched the world’s first multi-language surfing magazine, Surf Europe and two years later, landed behind the editor’s desk of Australia’s biggest-selling men’s magazine. In 2003 he launched his own magazine Stab, a sophisticated men’s title with a surfing and fashion skew. Derek’s weekly column for WA Today, The Tiger of Happiness, may constitute a source of irritation or stimulation, depending upon your point of view.
Derek Rielly There are two things every human being considers their birth right: they deserve to be famous and, deep down, they believe they are glorious, innovative, ingenious, marvellous and peerless ...
Derek Rielly Can you remember the long hours studying for your TEE or HSC? All those sun-soaked afternoons missed; all those gals (or boys) never kissed; all that travel never experienced.
Derek Rielly Before long, perhaps in the six weeks before the September federal election when all television is awash with important messages to Australian working families, I'll have to explain the difference ...
Derek Rielly Let me a paint a picture of a park-side setting in eastern Sydney.
Derek Rielly Going to work every day should be simple enough, but sometimes there's that special someone who makes it hell.
Derek Rielly Have you ever witnessed such a cold Machiavellian attack on the Australian electorate? Such a chilling guilt-trip blanketed upon an electorate already punch drunk from six years of a government ...
Derek Rielly In a horror show equalling the squalor of childbirth itself, a French obstetrician commented recently that men might want to stay out of the delivery room.
Derek Rielly Feminism, where did you go? I grew up in the seventies and came of age in the eighties when it seemed that every decent smart woman was a foot soldier in the war against the all-powerful ...
Derek Rielly We've all seen the feel-good propaganda about being a parent. But I've done it for 22 years and let me tell you, sometimes it ain't that awesome. Here are 10 reasons why.
Derek Rielly It's the greatest leap of faith you'll ever take. There you are in some blue-carpeted office piloted by a disinterested secretary busy swiping the Medicare cards.
Derek Rielly When did that sickly word sober enter the Australian lexicon? And why are we suddenly beseeched to drain our liquor cabinets for Parched March, Dry July, Ocsober or Remember December?
Derek Rielly In cinemas now is the Franco-Austrian horror movie Amour. Maybe you've already sat through its two hours of drooling death porn. But let me tell you the story anyway (big spoiler ...
Derek Rielly When you live at Bondi, you see some awesomely faddish behaviour.
Derek Rielly A terrified and weeping child woken by nightmares. It's the stock late-night wake-up call for parents.
Derek Rielly 'I wasn't going to celebrate turning 30,' he groaned. 'Christ. Thirty. Old.' Thirty. Old? Really?
Derek Rielly Sonny Liston was the greatest heavyweight who ever stole breath. Wasn't a man alive who could survive a collision with those big old fists of Sonny's.
Derek Rielly Men are weak on many things, but nothing steals our wits like the attention of a beautiful woman.
Derek Rielly What did Shane Warne ever do to us? Apart, I mean, from teasing adrenalin from our glands as we watched the greatest bowler in cricket history ripping apart the strongest batting line-ups in the...
Derek Rielly There are profound lessons to be learnt from Southern California, a megalopolis with the same population as Australia. One of the best stretches of coast in the world, it ain't without its faults.