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.
Paul Sheehan When a couple left the theatre two nights ago after seeing the wordless new documentary extravaganza, Samsara, they marvelled at the opening sequences where an aerial camera floated over a city of...
Cherie Romaro The death of a London nurse has shown radio ''gotcha'' calls belong to a bygone era.
Libby Brooks It is said that every era finds a mirror of its politics in the culture it generates.
Danny Katz Five words a man never wants to hear from his woman: 'Want to go salsa dancing?'
Conrad McDonald Marriage really matters. So do "wives and husbands". These are important terms, with inbuilt notions developed over centuries: responsibility, commitment, sacrifice, companionship, love.
Annabel Crabb Can women have it all? It's one of the most over-asked questions in the contemporary Western world, along with, ''Do you want fries with that?'' and, ''What's my ex doing today on Facebook?''
Elizabeth Farrelly I'm not really given to reverence. Bit picky, I guess. But Robert Hughes, of all his brilliant expat generation, I revered.
Geoffrey Garrett Globalisation and technology bring new needs.
Anne Gallagher Every year, hundreds of thousands of women, men and children are deceived or coerced into situations of exploitation.
Christine Croyden I'm visiting Paris, where newspapers and books written in English are expensive and can be hard to locate, so I've taken to reading a wide range of blogs.
Hamish McDonald Think of anthropologists. You probably picture a spectacled, tropical-suited person out in the jungle risking poisoned arrows, the cooking pot or forced marriage to the chieftain's daughter in a...
Stephanie Hayes (Heckler, Friday), I'm sorry. But you'll just have to put up with us poor, old ROMAs.
Martin Flanagan Last week, I received a letter from Peter Collins, head of the Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Western Australia, concerning Waylon Manson, a young Kukatja man and football talent from Billuluna in...
Heckler WHY doesn't God turn them into pillars of salt? Or at least send a bolt of lightning or two?
Heckler ''I'D LIKE to send this parcel by registered post, please.''
Richard Glover So many of our fairytales are so old fashioned; so remote from the issues that confront contemporary Australians. Maybe it's time for a rewrite.
Elizabeth Farrelly I have a male friend - safety demands his anonymity - who declared straight-faced the other day that just being a man is heroic. Yes, he is still a friend, but life is cruel.
Lisa Pryor When this generation of teenagers is able to articulately protest about how they were raised, what will they say? Will they fulfil the fantasy harboured by every generation of parents since the...
Richard Glover FOR years, the left-handed have had much to endure. Children were beaten if they wrote with their left hand. Left-handed golfers were mocked.