Elizabeth Farrelly If, as they say, we are but the sum of our prejudices, then having them subtracted, or extracted, should be painfully reductive.
Kate Middleton In 2009, my first book won the West Australian Premier's Award for Poetry. The book, which took shape over the course of eight years, was eligible for an advance of just $500 from my publisher.
Matt Wade Economic change has shifted the wifely arts from a mainstream household practice to a subculture.
Chris Berg Australia needs a national cultural policy like a fish needs a bicycle.
Peter Craven What a Hollywood dream of cinematic distinction the Oscars are.
Richard Glover Post-election career suggestions for redundant politicians.
Allison Pearson If you have just accidentally shot dead the woman you love, what do you do?
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...
About eight months ago, I left a job that I liked at a company I loved, which had been the mainstay of my working life for a decade.
John Birmingham A meteor and an asteroid. There was so much to love about the apocalyptic double-header.
Jesse Adams Stein Widely regarded as the ''ugliest building in Sydney'', the UTS tower is usually the subject of derision and complaint.
Dugald Jellie After voicing some concern, the Stonnington council is letting feathers fly.
The Fitz Files
Peter FitzSimons On the subject of last week's item about the Reverend Fred Nile wanting the NSW Legislative Council to officially be known as the State Senate, meaning he would have the title of Senator Nile, a...
Danny Katz Thank you, thank you for your rousingly half-arsed applause and welcome to the yearly Pre-Oscars Katzy Movie Award Ceremony Thingie Night!
John Birmingham 'Asteroids are nature's way of asking, 'Hey, how's that space program working out?''' It sounds like a tweet but it was something a little more old school: words on a T-shirt.
Charles Waterstreet Crime-scene experts and Hollywood agents are descending on Pretoria in droves, as the Pistorius murder case proves once again that a highly skilled cross-examiner and defence team can devastate even...
Matt Wade I HOPE you're making the most of the ''weekend effect''. People tend to have significantly more happiness, enjoyment, and laughter - and much less worry, sadness, and anger - on Saturdays and Sundays...
Bruce Guthrie After 20 years, we still can't seem to agree on the best way to manage those pokies.
Chris Berg A proposed eating plan is far removed from the reality of the food we put on our plate.
Kenneth Davidson It's official. Melbourne Water users will pay $19.4 billion in contract payments to AquaSure.