Heckler RECENTLY, I noticed a positions vacant advertisement, in the Herald, for managers for NSW trains.
Gerard Henderson The advent of the 24/7 news cycle has led to an explosion of opinion in which politicians, former politicians, opinion leaders and other celebrities prevail.
LAST week's Herald letter by Dr John Frith caught my attention. He wrote: ''Being diagnosed for the breast-ovarian or bowel cancer gene mutations indeed allows you to make informed choices about...
Michael Shmith The puzzle-setter's announcement of his terminal cancer was admirably cryptic.
Alecia Simmonds In the late '90s, when raving meant dancing and sun-dried tomatoes meant culinary sophistication, I joined a group at university called the Activist Left.
Elizabeth Farrelly There are many things, dammit, that I do not understand. Why flowers and plumages become brighter near the equator.
Brigid Delaney The social Samaritans who police our public spaces for infractions, disturbances and annoyances are playing a high-risk game when ''respect'' is something worth killing for.
I MADE a terrible mistake the other day. Arriving at Central station with two tired children (aged 10 and three), I found the right country train but hopped into the wrong carriage.
PLEASE everyone, spare me that pitying look on your smug faces when you ask for my email address and I say that I am not on the internet.
Trevor Grant Tamils in Australia who demonstrate against the Sri Lankan regime are being watched.
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.
Anne Summers When I told people what I'd done, they were aghast. 'I could never give them up,' was the most common reaction. 'I like the touch and feel, the smell.'
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.
Anne Summers When I told people what I'd done, they were aghast.
O n my bedside table: Jerusalem, the biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy, The History of Australia , part II, by Manning Clark.
The Loaded Dog
Following our revelations about St John's College, does the college system need an overhaul or should young people be allowed to let their hair down in peace?
Stephanie Wood ''MATE, this is Straya, this is Straya … let's stick with 'mate'," protested one talkback caller to 2GB's Chris Smith.
Full text of the Leveson speech.
JUST recently the Herald published a photograph from its archives of Martin Place in 1911. It pictured stylish Sydneysiders in bonnets and boaters swanning about the steps of the GPO, and was a...
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.