Damon Young More than the health benefits, getting fit is seriously enjoyable.
Wendy Squires Last year I became great friends with a prostitute. Hers is a long story, both tragic and inspiring. As she says, no one sets out in life wanting to be a hooker.
Helen Razer When we think of Peter Garrett, keen interest in couture does not spring immediately to mind. Nonetheless, while the minister may not be fluent in the language of harem pants, he can certainly spot...
Helen Razer Vogue is deluded if it thinks its 'get real' diktat can reduce eating disorders.
George Williams The debate over allegations of misbehaviour by our federal politicians has an important subtext. Does Australia have the right laws and institutions in place to deal with accusations of corruption,...
Matt Wade HE COOKS lentils in a pot the size of a plunge pool. Jitendra Singh's soupy concoctions help feed tens of thousands of people each day at the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion.
Misty de Vries
Misty de Vries We didn’t need Karl Lagerfeld’s recent ‘‘nobody wants to see curvy women’’ clanger to highlight the urgent need for action on body image dissatisfaction.
Heckler YET again I have been subjected to discrimination at an airport check-in counter.
Allison Pearson If you have just accidentally shot dead the woman you love, what do you do?
Charles Waterstreet A Sydney librarian has tackled the touchy matter of drugs in sport with more aplomb than the Australian Crime Commission's recent shrieking report.
Moya Dodd Former Matilda Moya Dodd has been nominated by Asia as its candidate in the coming FIFA election for the position of global women's football representative. Here she explains why.
Shane Green The grand plan by the Baillieu government to redevelop Flinders Street Station is heading into its final stages.
Wendy Squires There is a particular photo of my pregnant mum I've always loved. In it, she has a beehive ''do'', a daisy print mini bulging with the load that is the growing me, and black cat's eye sunglasses.
Peter FitzSimons I've done a lot of lying on Newport beach, but I'm back! And I've missed you.
Lindy Edwards At the weekend, the Gillard government moved on one of the greatest challenges facing Australian families.
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.
Craig Fry Last week we did indeed witness the blackest day in Australian sport. But the low point was the public reaction to this latest drugs-in-sport story, not the apparent truth of the matter.
Christopher Hitchens Citing wavering strength of mind and body, Pope Benedict XVI announced his decision to resign from the papacy at the end of February. He will be the first Pope to abdicate in nearly six centuries.
Elizabeth Farrelly The terrace house gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the London tube. London's standout characteristic, as you trek in by taxi or train, is neither its veiled beauty nor its vile weather,...
Jacqueline Maley News of the death of pre-menstrual syndrome came as a terrible shock.