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Clem Bastow writes for Daily Life.

Why short hair is the way of the future
Opinion

Why short hair is the way of the future

It changed my life.

  • by Clem Bastow

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Is this a brave new blockbuster era? Or shameful queer-baiting?
Opinion

Is this a brave new blockbuster era? Or shameful queer-baiting?

Why have both Deadpool and Lando's creators outed their characters as pansexual?

  • by Clem Bastow
Quentin Tarantino showed us who he was - why didn't we believe him?

Quentin Tarantino showed us who he was - why didn't we believe him?

When I watched, white knuckles gripping my laptop, the footage of Uma Thurman's car crash on the set of Kill Bill, it struck me that Quentin Tarantino has been revealing himself to us through his art all these years. 

  • by Clem Bastow
My love affair with public pools

My love affair with public pools

My earliest memory of a public pool is of a heel connecting snugly with my right eye socket. 

  • by Clem Bastow
The cheesiest pick-up lines this party season

The cheesiest pick-up lines this party season

You're welcome.

  • by Clem Bastow
Witch hunt or harassment allegation? Test your knowledge
COMMENT

Witch hunt or harassment allegation? Test your knowledge

Can you tell the difference between a witch hunt and a sexual harassment allegation?

  • by Clem Bastow
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Tinder cringe: Why are we still so embarrassed to admit we've found love online?
COMMENT

Tinder cringe: Why are we still so embarrassed to admit we've found love online?

Despite its popularity, there still lingers a sense that dating online is a last resort, writes Clem Bastow.

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Why do the 'wellness' habits of other people inspire so much rage?
COMMENT

Why do the 'wellness' habits of other people inspire so much rage?

Just what is it about Sunday Life column 'My Day On A Plate' that inspires in Australians a collective sense of unbridled fury?

  • by Clem Bastow
Is it really 'American culture' Halloween haters find irritating, or just kids?
COMMENT

Is it really 'American culture' Halloween haters find irritating, or just kids?

Why many Australians still seem determined to whine about this delightful time of year.

  • by Clem Bastow
My rosacea challenged my views on the value society places on 'perfect skin'

My rosacea challenged my views on the value society places on 'perfect skin'

Having good skin was something Clem Bastow took for granted. Then rosacea challenged everything she thought she knew.

  • by Clem Bastow
Cake baking is my sport of choice, and this is why it beats football

Cake baking is my sport of choice, and this is why it beats football

Some people sniff at competitive cookery or crafts, as though it's a bit daggy to go to all that effort. It's their loss.

  • by Clem Bastow