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?
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.
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.
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.
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...
Jonathan Horn Turf's dazzling queen outshines a world of sporting dopes.
Peter FitzSimons But who is to take the mantle now that One Nation has imploded?
Michael McNamara Who might you think was judged to be Australia's most successful exhibitor at the highly prestigious Sydney Royal Cheese and Dairy Show, announced on Friday?
David Robert Howell
David Robert Howell Two staggering events have just occurred. The largest meteor to survive entry through the Earth's atmosphere in more than a century made impact.
Stephen Manallack Australians should look at how the UK manages the subcontinent's culture and values.
Ben Saul You can't have it both ways. A Jewish person can't faithfully be Australian and Israeli.
Lisa Forrest A few days before the start of the 1980 Moscow Games, the head coach of the swimming team, Bill Sweetenham, called us together for one of his rousing pep talks.
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''.