Benjamin Law

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24 ENTRIES Benjamin Law is the author of The Family Law and the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal. He also co-hosts Stop Everything on ABC RN.



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Culture

A golden age of popular Indigenous storytelling

Against the blinding whiteness on Australian stage and screens

blog

Moral Panic 101

Equality, acceptance and the Safe Schools scandal – a ‘Quarterly Essay’ extract

Culture

The big escape

On Cory Taylor and her classic novel

Culture

Lee Lin’s double life

Lee Lin Chin’s rise from SBS newsreader to queen of satire

Culture

The king and I

How the television adaptation of ‘Wolf Hall’ transcends the usual Tudor tale

Culture

When Asians attack

Behind the scenes of ‘Maximum Choppage’, a new kung-fu comedy

Art

A light touch

‘James Turrell: A Retrospective’ at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

© Julian Kingma

essay

Eddie Perfect unleashes the beast

Pigging out with the star of stage and screen

Lucas Stibbard in 'Boy Girl Wall'. © Al Caeiro

Boy Girl Roadie

Have play, will travel

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Olympics

Redemption Lane

Nick D’Arcy

Eloise Mignon and Anthony Phelan in the Stone-directed 2011 Belvoir production of 'The Wild Duck'. © Heidrun Lohr

Hurtling Stone

Meeting theatre director Simon Stone

Members of the Sydney Convicts. © Sydney Convicts

Human rights

Same-sex Union

Sydney’s Champion Gay Rugby Team

'Outland' by Kevin Carlin (director), ABC1, 6-part series, from 8 February

Homosexuality

’Outland’ by Kevin Carlin

On paper, the premise of the new ABC1 sitcom Outland seems too self-consciously quirky for its own good. Homosexuals and sci-fi nerds? While we’re at it, why not make a series about, say, Indigenous lesbians with physical disabilities? …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Gourmet gore

Our animal instincts for eating meat

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Society

Dancing in the dark

From the outside, the Snoezelen Room at the Gold Coast’s Mudgeeraba Special School (MSS) doesn’t look like much. The room’s padlocked entrance is almost creepy, resembling a fire exit that’s been bolted up. As she fiddles with the large master …

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