Cherie Romaro The death of a London nurse has shown radio ''gotcha'' calls belong to a bygone era.
Peter FitzSimons Roy Billing doesn't think male Australian dignitaries tend to sit in front as a statement of egalitarianism.
Bruce Guthrie The axed talk radio station failed to heed the needs of Melbourne listeners.
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!
Tim Soutphommasane It was a good thing that Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician, came to visit Australia last week.
Amanda Dunn ''You Americans never understand the importance of tradition,'' the perennially disapproving Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) tells Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine), who has arrived at Downton Abbey...
Waleed Aly Whatever Kathryn Bigelow's intention with Zero Dark Thirty, her new blockbuster about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, one fact is inescapable: this is a pro-torture film.
Mark Joseph Stern An Australian creationist believes Charles Darwin is to blame for drug abuse and pornography, and that people rode dinosaurs.
Drew Sharp The disgraced cyclist is seeking to rehabilitate his image through the talk-show host.
Louise Adler Every year in January, even the inner-city, latte-sipping, lefty set finally find a sport they enjoy.
Jeff Apter Julia Gillard's appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival last month was, sadly, about as close as a woman is likely to come to ''headlining'' any of Australia's popular outdoor music festivals.
Amanda Dunn Comedian hosts delivered some neat gags that sounded like a comfortable riff between friends rather than the excruciating, badly written banter so often served up at these events.
Clementine Ford I'm largely uninterested in what anyone thinks about breastfeeding in public, particularly those members of the population who don't have breasts.
Jane Caro When I was about 10 years old, I was stage- and star-struck (still am). I dreamt of being a famous actor, the adored focus of millions of eyes. Showoff? Vain? Moi? You don't know the half of it.
Gary Younge From Beyonce to Lance Armstrong, deception abounds. The danger is that we'll soon stop feeling outraged.
Paul Sheehan During the run by the Sydney Swans to the AFL premiership last year their jaunty team song was heard often, ''Cheer, cheer the red and the white,
Shane Green This time each year, as the first round of the Australian Open approaches, I feel a frisson born of nostalgia. It's the early 1970s, and the grass of Kooyong is under my Volleys.
Chris Fotinopoulos As Barry Humphries calls it a day, Australia has lost a real trouble-maker.
Germaine Greer We have finally found out what women want. It's not a penis that women lack, but self-confidence.
Brian Masters Every day 80 people are shot to death in the US. The Sandy Hook slaughter is not as unusual as it should be.