Australian politics, society & culture

World War II

Lice Infestations in Australia

Lousy Science

Olivier Assayas’ 'Carlos' and Terrorists in Film

Paths of Glory

Tom Hooper’s 'The King’s Speech' and Derek Cianfrance’s 'Blue Valentine'

Failure to Communicate

Keep Calm, Buy Posters

‘The Anthologist’ by Nicholson Baker

Joseph Kosuth and Conceptual Art

Neon Statements

Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

Obscured by Clouds

Nicolas Rothwell's 'The Red Highway'

Into the Shadowed Heart


The Rudd Essay & the Global Financial Crisis

A Tale of Two Sittings

The Road to the Apology

Sorry Business

The Official History


How Do Creatures Think?

Toots's Kismet

Werner Herzog’s ‘Rescue Dawn’

Low-Flying Aircraft

Some Australian examples

Political Courage

Saying Famous Things

America's Australia