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    FEEL GOOD MONDAY: SPRING HAS SPRUNG

    It’s the season for lightening up, so we’ve gathered a few little joys from the interwebs to brighten your day. Duckling rescues, dancing grannies, wisteria. What’s not to love?

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    KEVIN ANDREWS: CUE THE VIOLINS

    Freedom of speech or freedom from criticism? Kevin Andrews’ plea to be heard gets not one iota of sympathy from CORINNE GRANT.

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    HOW AUSTRALIA SHOCKED PUSSY RIOT

    Russia’s Pussy Riot took the stage at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. A Q&A over dinner the night before with MONICA ATTARD took them by surprise.

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    LADY TRADIES – WHATEVER NEXT?

    Lady tradies, male yoga classes and supergirls. ROGER JOYCE wonders if there are some things we just prefer to do in the company of our own sex.

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    OH MEDIA, YOU DIDN’T DID YOU?

    What? You commented on a world leader’s dress sense?? Whaaat? He wore a TAN SUIT? This simply cannot be. It’s taupe, not tan!

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    WE BOOKMARKED THIS FOR YOU

    Lena Dunham’s much-anticipated memoir, a death row worker’s anguish, a love story, the supermarket wars and Germany’s lucrative prostitution market: we bookmarked this for you.

wisteria-1

FEEL GOOD MONDAY: SPRING HAS SPRUNG

It's the season for lightening up, so we've gathered a few little joys from the interwebs to brighten your day. Duckling rescues, dancing grannies, wisteria. What's not to love?
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kevin andrews

KEVIN ANDREWS: CUE THE VIOLINS

Freedom of speech or freedom from criticism? Kevin Andrews' plea to be heard gets not one iota of sympathy from CORINNE GRANT.
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pussy-riot

HOW AUSTRALIA SHOCKED PUSSY RIOT

Russia's Pussy Riot took the stage at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. A Q&A over dinner the night before with MONICA ATTARD took them by surprise.
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lady-tradies

LADY TRADIES – WHATEVER NEXT?

Lady tradies, male yoga classes and supergirls. ROGER JOYCE wonders if there are some things we just prefer to do in the company of our own sex.
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Obama-tan-suit

OH MEDIA, YOU DIDN’T DID YOU?

What? You commented on a world leader's dress sense?? Whaaat? He wore a TAN SUIT? This simply cannot be. It's taupe, not tan!
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lena-dunham

WE BOOKMARKED THIS FOR YOU

Lena Dunham's much-anticipated memoir, a death row worker's anguish, a love story, the supermarket wars and Germany's lucrative prostitution market: we bookmarked this for you.
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News & Opinion

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ABBOTT’S BLOODY-MINDEDNESS ON SOLAR

Tony Abbott’s success has been largely dependent on his barely concealed animosity to established forms of climate action, and as PAULA MATTHEWSON writes, it just got worse.

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WHITLAM REFORMS: NOT VERY SIGNIFICANT

In announcing his higher education reforms today, Christopher Pyne said the Whitlam education reforms were ‘not very significant’. Free education for all? Really?

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Harmer's Hoopla

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LIKE KATE BUSH SAID – DON’T GIVE UP

Tempted to chuck in the entire human race? WENDY HARMER makes an impassioned plea and invokes the medieval.

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THE QUESTION MEN DON’T GET ASKED

A chance conversation prompted WENDY HARMER to think about when’s the “right” time to have a baby. And why men don’t seem to be asked that question…

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Corinne's Circus

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CORINNE’S CRYSTAL BALL. SPOOKY.

You can wait to see Australian politics unravel through the usual outlets, or you can gaze into the all-seeing orb with mystical mistress CORINNE GRANT…

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TESTING…TESTING. ARE YOU STUPID?

Does your government think you’re a sandwich short of a picnic? Have roos loose in the top paddock? Take this simple test from CORINNE GRANT and find out!

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Spicer's Spotlight

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WELCOME TO THE L.A. CATTLE SHOW

The red carpet is one thing, but actually putting an actress up on a rotating podium, like a doll? TRACEY SPICER welcomes you to the L.A. cattle show…

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WOMEN GOING BACKWARDS… FAST

Sometimes the problem seems so big, TRACEY SPICER wants to curl up in a corner and cry. And then she reads what some men think about the gender pay gap…

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Attard's Arena

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WHO – OR WHAT – IS ISIS?

As domestic politics looks to the Middle East and the threat of “home grown jihadists”, do you know what ISIS is? MONICA ATTARD gets us up to speed.

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OCH AYE… IT’S TONY McABBOTT

PM Tony Abbott has weighed into the Scottish independence debate. Will it be a boost for the “Yes” vote? MONICA ATTARD takes a look.

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Hullabaloo

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‘DRIVE-BY RACISM’

The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Blair has labelled the Sydney suburb of Lakemba a Muslim “mono-culture”. ANTOINETTE LATTOUF does some fact checking…

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OH JOE, YOU DO MAKE US LAUGH

Joe Hockey says poor people don’t have cars, and then accuses the public of being hysterical. Well, yes, we’re hysterical. Hysterically laughing.

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Sex & Wellbeing

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NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT THIS

We all know how quirky our bodies can be, and how they can let us down as we get older. Nobody really wants to talk about light bladder leakage, but you are not alone. (SP)

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FAT HYPNOTHERAPISTS & LOSING WEIGHT

Want to know why diets don’t work? NAOMI RADUNKSI knows… and says thin nutritionists (and fat hypnotherapists) really need to learn a bit more about how fat people think.

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Daily Dilemma

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GO AHEAD, DROP THE F-BOMB

Did you know swearing can be good for you? It’s true, it can actually reduce physical pain. But there’s a but…A big one. (Don’t read this post if swearing offends you.)

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SMOKING: AN R-RATED HABIT?

There have been calls for films featuring smoking to be R-rated. But is that just censorship? And is increasing violence in films a bigger concern? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF reports.

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The Bookshelf

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THE MENACE OF SUBURBIA

Sonia Hartnett specialises in unflinching contemporary fiction. Here MEREDITH JAFFE reviews the award winning author’s latest book, and brings us the latest in literary news.

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COELHO’S LATEST IS ‘DEVASTATING’

The prose in Paulo Coelho’s latest book, Adultery, is “sparse, thoughtful and devastating”, says MEREDITH JAFFE. Read her review and get the latest literary news here.

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GOLDEN-WIDOWS

GIRL POWER IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Things We Love

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WHY I STILL MISS SEX AND THE CITY

They were frivolous, fashion obsessed, criticised as anti-feminist. So what appeal does SATC have for a 50-something feminist academic? CATHARINE LUMBY has two words for you.

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HOW TO TALK AUSTRALIANS

Need a laugh this Monday morning? Look no further than How To Talk Australians, a web series highlighting the idiosyncrasies of Australian culture.

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Entertainment

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CRYSTAL’S TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS

Watch Billy Crystal’s moving tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards.

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WIN TICKETS TO FELONY

Writer-director Joel Edgerton stars in this edgy drama about a crime, a cover-up and a tragic accident. We’ve got 10 double passes to give away.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: AUGUST 28