Danny Katz Being a writer is a self-imposed prison sentence; you just work in a little room all day.
The French, long regarded as experts in food, wine and fashion, have now cemented another string to their bow - parenting.
Richard Glover Looking back, it's clear that our parents were all insane.
Jane Caro All right, I admit it. During both my pregnancies I ate soft cheese. I didn't just filch a teeny bit from the corner of a cheese platter in guilty secrecy.
Peter FitzSimons But who is to take the mantle now that One Nation has imploded?
Kenneth Davidson It's official. Melbourne Water users will pay $19.4 billion in contract payments to AquaSure.
Simon Jenkins Films like Zero Dark Thirty seem happy to falsify facts in the name of art.
I HAVE vented my spleen about plenty of topics over the years, but what's got me fired up this week has no equal. I've never been so annoyed at someone as I am at myself.
Paul Sheehan David Coe was an Australian buccaneer. He died on Tuesday as he had lived, adventurously, and though he was only 58, he squeezed at least two full lifetimes into that span. He died with his boots on.
Jen Vuk Hold on to your berets, ladies. When travelling through gay Paris from now on you'll be able to wear your trousers without the threat of arrest. Qu'est-ce que c'est?, you well may ask.
Daniel Flitton History tells us that the sending of troops into troubled African nations often ends badly.
Peter Whiteford Indications are that most children who are abused do not live in lone-parent or step families.
Jonathan Horn Outrage is obscuring the fact that Armstrong is a mass of contradictions - like the rest of us.
Jonathan Mahler In case you haven't heard, Lance Armstrong has confessed to doping during his cycling career. All the faux moral posturing can officially stop.
Tim Soutphommasane The 16th-century originator of this questing literary form remains its finest proponent.
Danny Katz When I went to see Les Miserables with my daughter we were in high spirits.
Paul McGeough What was going down at the Jones's over Christmas?
Alan Finkel My wife and I are overseas, trying to navigate our way through the streets of London. But we haven't dared to use Google maps on our iPhones.
Richard Glover It's the time of the year when you might find yourself idly examining an ancient bookshelf, perhaps at your family home or at a relative's house up the coast.
Anita Sethi For a brown-skinned Brit, Melbourne is a very welcoming city - most of the time.