Martin McKenzie-Murray Giving murderers the buzz of attention may only encourage others.
Suzy Freeman-Greene Here's a sacrilegious thought. What if we had a few less festivals in this glorious, belt-tightening city and put the money saved into TAFE courses that foster future artists?
Annabel Crabb Well, that God particle's learnt a thing or two this week. There it was, the poor old Higgs boson, floating along in its godlike, recondite way, cared about only by physicists, happily mysterious,...
Bruce Guthrie The paparazzi and editors give the people a magazine they want and deserve.
Heckler YET again I have been subjected to discrimination at an airport check-in counter.
Martin McKenzie-Murray It was not until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 that the world began to grasp the diabolical scale of repression in East Germany.
Jenny McCartney The murder charge brought against Oscar Pistorius for the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp has forced us to reconsider a seemingly perfect hero.
Danny Katz Extract from the latest edition of Staying Healthy In Child Care, published by the Australian Government Health And Safety Tribunal (AGHAST).
Barney Zwartz Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, long Pope John Paul II's right-hand man, watched that Pope's long decline and the paralysis it caused at the top in the Vatican, the intrigues and the pursuit of agendas.
Jonathan Horn Outrage is obscuring the fact that Armstrong is a mass of contradictions - like the rest of us.
Louise Adler Every year in January, even the inner-city, latte-sipping, lefty set finally find a sport they enjoy.
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.
Heckler LAST year, we replaced the old deck on our steep bush block in the lower north shore. There are numerous angophora (Sydney red gum) on the block below us, two of which have branches that overhang our...
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 Spooner Well, so much for the 2012 apocalypse. If the ancient Mayans ever knew anything about the future, they made a serious miscalculation.
Neil McMahon In an eventful 12 months of jubilant highs and dark lows, we were dealt more questions than answers.
Peter Martin So you're about to go shopping. I imagine you trust yourself. You shouldn't. New research shows you are far more vulnerable to whims than previously thought - even when buying really big things - and...
Having spent the festive season in the company of my 18-month-old grandson, I am delighted by plumpness; he looks like a Renaissance cherub fallen from the ceiling, even though those cherubim were...
Ben Doherty India is justifiably proud of its young democracy. It is passionate, populist, and as the past weeks' protests have shown, spectacularly public.
Adam Carey After a long, excruciating gestation, myki finally became Melbourne's only ticket to ride last Saturday.