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Will Australia learn from the US's healthcare mistakes?
By Lally Katz
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Murdoch’s Tweets of Doom
By Peter Conrad
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Gail Bell
Flight of the Conchords
By Luke Davies
Two friends walk along a New York street as the camera tracks backwards with them. We catch them mid-conversation, or perhaps they are just used to throwing random thoughts out to the heavens. "Man," says Jemaine, the nattier dresser and taller of the two, with thick black hair and outrageous sideburns and Jagger
By Malcolm Knox
“The event that dislocated our period from the last was September 11.” “Oh-one. Twin Towers. Splatter patterns. It’s raining men, hallelujah ...” “Hush. The event to which you refer merely amplified the existing order, even accelerated its actions. No. I am referring to September 11, 2006. The so-called Anniversary
Nicole Kidman in 'Birth'
By Helen Garner
A light snow is falling. A runner in gloves and hooded black tracksuit goes pounding away from us along the curving paths of Central Park, New York. Enchanting music – flute, a triangle, strings – quivers in the scene’s icy air. At the entrance to a dark underpass the runner hesitates, stumbles, and drops to his