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An excursion into George Brandis’s Brave New World of metadata capture and storage
By Tony Wilson
Taika Waititi’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’
By Luke Davies
An exegesis on unintended consequences
By Mat Keneally
This month Tony Abbott squibbed the greatest moral challenge of his age and shelved plans to amend the Racial Discrimination Act. That was tough on George Brandis, who had drafted a gem of law prohibiting racial vilification only where the victim felt threatened with physical violence. The proposed law would have
A heartfelt plea from two political comedians
By Toby Halligan and Mat Keneally
To the Honourable George Brandis and Eric Abetz, It’s been a rough week for both of you. Eric, you fell into that classic trap of suggesting abortion and breast cancer are connected. We've all been there. George, you had some trouble dealing with one of those “tech-heads”, David Speers, and now you'
Art and artifice in John Michael McDonagh’s ‘Calvary’
By Luke Davies
A singular analysis of AFL players’ names
By Peter Cronin
By Monthly Wire
Joe Dolce is a singer-songwriter, poet and essayist.  This is Joe's letter to Monthly editor John van Tiggelen, written just prior to the publication of 'Shaddap You Facebook' in the April 2013 issue of the magazine:     Hi John, OK – I can live with the
© Johann Persen
Good medicine
By Peter Conrad
Call a somnambulance
By Luke Davies
‘Louie’
By Elmo Keep
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Once again, without emotion: Bret and Jemaine on tour earlier this year. © Tracey Nearmy/AAP
Flight of the Conchords
By Robert Forster
By Monthly Wire

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