Sam de Brito My daughter is fascinated by penises. Aside from The Octonauts, chocolate ice-cream and garbage trucks, I reckon ''willies'' are the most intense focus of her curiosity. On. The. Planet.
Dugald Jellie After voicing some concern, the Stonnington council is letting feathers fly.
The Fitz Files
Peter FitzSimons On the subject of last week's item about the Reverend Fred Nile wanting the NSW Legislative Council to officially be known as the State Senate, meaning he would have the title of Senator Nile, a...
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!
John Birmingham 'Asteroids are nature's way of asking, 'Hey, how's that space program working out?''' It sounds like a tweet but it was something a little more old school: words on a T-shirt.
Charles Waterstreet Crime-scene experts and Hollywood agents are descending on Pretoria in droves, as the Pistorius murder case proves once again that a highly skilled cross-examiner and defence team can devastate even...
Bruce Guthrie After 20 years, we still can't seem to agree on the best way to manage those pokies.
Chris Berg A proposed eating plan is far removed from the reality of the food we put on our plate.
Kenneth Davidson It's official. Melbourne Water users will pay $19.4 billion in contract payments to AquaSure.
Tim Soutphommasane It was a good thing that Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician, came to visit Australia last week.
Paul Monk Almost all of the commentary following the announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he was retiring seems to have concentrated on relatively banal topics, such as what he will do now, who will succeed...
Ken Lay Racial profiling. Over the past week, these two words have been used in conjunction with Victoria Police. It's something I don't want to see happen again.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
Barbara Taylor Bradford I am a fan of Hilary Mantel's books. I even sent her a congratulatory email when she won her second Booker Prize.
Gerard Henderson The concept of dual loyalties in Australia has an unpleasant connotation since it invariably implies disloyalty. A century ago, some sectarians labelled Catholics as possessing a dual loyalty.
Kim Rubenstein and Danny Ben Moshe It is staggering that with one albeit very serious case overseas, that of the Ben Zygier suicide, Ben Saul (The Age, 20/2/13) wants to turn back the clock of globalisation and multiculturalism.
Alan Stokes Please don't tell anyone, but I feel for Ben Barba and Canterbury Bulldogs supporters.
John Watson We should beware the spread of powers that weaken the rule of law.
Mark Stevenson One of the Carlton greats, Greg Williams, has memory loss. He won't be alone.
Paul Sheehan Greg Williams was the Diesel. He was slow, he was short, not good for an elite Australian Rules player.
Richard Ackland The genetic disposition of human beings is today's frontier of science, money and disease control.