Best essays 2014

What’s the difference between a rock star and a pop star?

Australia has produced only six true rock stars

The pencil and the damage done

The perverse attraction of autobiographical fiction

The good story

Truth, fiction and psychotherapy

Island time

A trip through the Torres Strait to see the Coming of the Light festival

Mother courage

At home with Rosie Batty

Voices of the land

In Port Augusta, an Israeli linguist is helping the Barngarla people reclaim their language

The dying art of hitchhiking

Catching a ride with strangers is harder than it looks

Supermarket monsters

Coles, Woolworths and the price we pay for their domination

Power corrupts

How network companies lined their pockets and drove electricity prices through the roof