Charles Waterstreet Nothing is what it seems. The truth is often obscured by the portrayal of its opposite.
Richard Glover Post-election career suggestions for redundant politicians.
John Birmingham A meteor and an asteroid. There was so much to love about the apocalyptic double-header.
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.
John Birmingham What was Julia Gillard thinking? I'll tell you what she was thinking: ''Omigod, no, Tim, not the one about the Asian doctor lady finger, nooooooo ...''
Julia Baird We've always been a lazy lot. Our desire to outsource the more difficult parts of life - such as housework, study and tax - is not new.
John Birmingham It was surely a misunderstanding, that bloke being shot in the leg by the driver of a shiny black Beemer in Melbourne this week.
Germaine Greer You wouldn't want to be an Australian trying to understand the Australian fire situation as reported by British media.
Julia Baird A few weeks ago four words appeared overnight on a garage door in Manly in thick red paint, on a hill overlooking the ocean, dotted with frangipani trees and bandicoot holes: Anna is a SLUT.
John Birmingham People with super big phones have always looked weird when using them as originally intended.
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...
Bruce Guthrie Mindless violence and blood on the streets: where's the outrage?
Peter Martin Whoops. As far as forecasting errors go, the latest confessed to by the International Monetary Fund is a whopper. It is in a category of its own.
Kate Figes Steve Biddulph's warmth, common sense and easy style have turned him into one of the world's most popular parenting gurus.
Neil McCormick After 10 years of reclusive silence, David Bowie has suddenly and dramatically reappeared in the pop firmament.
Wendy Squires Amid the vacuous dross that spills from the silicone lips of celluloid stars, sometimes - and it is a rarity - a relevant comment will make it to print.
John Birmingham As climate extremes become the new normal, even die-hard deniers may have to come around.
John Birmingham The scariest thing we saw all week - apart from that ''Monster'' guy in that American gridiron final - had to be those interactive weather maps with huge swathes of the continent not just glowing a...
Julia Baird Illustration: Simon Bosch
Paul Sheehan 'Oppan gangnam style