Craig Mathieson Ever since J. R. Ewing got gunned down on Dallas in 1980, one of television's favourite gambits has been the cliffhanger, where an individual episode or entire season would end on the cusp of a...
Gillian Armstrong How fantastic it is that our TV programs and films are doing so well at present, and also that Australians young and old were recently surveyed and reported that they don't want our culture to be...
Danny Katz Cute Labrador puppies and toilet paper ads have always gone together beautifully: they're one of those mysterious lovely/disgusting combinations that just seem to work.
Suzy Freeman-Greene Imagine four male leads changing nappies or filling lunchboxes on the blokiest of TV stations, Channel Nine.
The Loaded Dog
The rugby league TV rights deal has been hailed as a billion-dollar win for the code, but with just one game to be televised live each week free-to-air, is it a win for fans?
Danny Katz The TV footy commentator is the guy who talks on TV while the footy game is going. He is kind of like your annoying mate who comes around sometimes to watch the footy with you and never shuts up.
Danny Katz It was such a happy, innocent scene: my beloved and I sitting on the couch, watching a TV show, enjoying a Cadbury Snack bar filled with delectable goop of indeterminate flavours.
Paul Sheehan One can only hope that Julian Kitchener-Fellowes, also known as Baron Fellowes of West Stafford, also Lord Fellowes, Conservative member of the House of Lords, will eventually relent and allow some...
Richard Ackland Free speech, freedom of the press, the right to say what you like - all are getting a huge run at the moment.
Alexandra Patrikios If the cloying royal wedding coverage is all getting a bit too much, fear not – Twitter can be trusted to put things in perspective.
Tim Colebatch In 2007, according to India's National Crime Records Bureau, 32,318 people were murdered in India. Another 3644 were victims of ''culpable homicide'', roughly equating to manslaughter.
Germaine Greer Australians of Irish descent will be particularly interested in the unfolding saga of the Magdalenes.
Allison Pearson If you have just accidentally shot dead the woman you love, what do you do?
Alan Stokes Please don't tell anyone, but I feel for Ben Barba and Canterbury Bulldogs supporters.
Ryan Harvey The recent ''Rosa Parks moment'' of Malaysian-born ABC TV News presenter Jeremy Fernandez exposes how difficult it will be for policymakers to reconcile the aspirations of an Asian Century white...
Suzy Freeman-Greene At a time studios wring every drop from sequels, Life of Pi's success is a thing of joy.
Peter Craven Why don't we have a film industry that is more sensitive to the riches of Australian writing?
Sandie de Wolf
Sandie de Wolf Accusing women of neglecting children ignores the role that men play in violent homes.
Jaimie Fuller The truth, the half-truth and anything but the truth. Lance Armstrong's showbiz ''confession'' to Oprah Winfrey, was an unpalatable blend of all three elements, each of them carefully manipulated at...
John Birmingham Man, what was Steph Rice thinking? All those medals and sponsor bucks not enough for her?