Frances Abbott, Barry Spurr, Nova Peris. How do we define public interest? Is the media engaged in partisan witch hunts? PAULA MATTHEWSON looks at our “burn the witch” culture.
Alexander McCall Smith has been entrusted with the honours of adapting the classic Jane Austen novel Emma. It’s a weighty task for an author with a light touch. Will he do it justice?
A spate of acid attacks on Iranian women have prompted large street protests in the country. GABRIELLE JACKSON looks at the battle for freedom for women in Iran.
MRS WOOG is getting sick and tired of the fun police ruining her Halloween good times. What are you doing this Halloween? (And do you think we could ban the Fun Police?)
The coalition’s Direct Action plan is set to pass through the senate tonight after Clive Palmer’s change of heart. It’s a “great outcome for the government”, but what about the environment?
Beautiful women complaining about the constant pressure to look young and glamorous? WENDY HARMER gives a reality check.
Julia Gillard made herself a victim. There’s no glass ceiling. Not for Australia’s most powerful woman. Julie Bishop appeared at the National Press Club today and had a few things to say.
NATASHA STOTT DESPOJA cannot think of a better recipient for Victorian of the year than Rosie Batty, who has worked so tirelessly to keep domestic violence on the national agenda.
With Gough Whitlam’s passing is it time to remember the shameful events of 1975? WENDY HARMER says they should never be forgotten.
Waking up during surgery is a fear many people hold, and it happened to WENDY HARMER. But is it something we really need to worry about?
Saying something racist or sexist is not funny or whimsical. At least add some irony and yell “boom tish”! CORINNE GRANT offers some comedy advice.
Whatver the ALP’s strategy is, it’s not working says CORINNE GRANT. Time for some guts. Hard talk and real debate.
Ebola! Terror! Crabzilla! There’s so much to be frightened of in this world. TRACEY SPICER has a very clear idea about what to be really scared of this Halloween.
Is your name your identity? After Amal Alamuddin has changed hers both personally and professionally, TRACEY SPICER wonders why blokes don’t start changing their names.
On the weekend Vladimir Putin gave a modern history lesson about post-Cold War politics, including a thinly veiled threat to Washington. MONICA ATTARD translates for The Hoopla.
On the death of political legend Gough Whitlam, MONICA ATTARD recalls a man who affected lives in ways big and small, and the day she showed him around her favourite city.
Shane Warne is asking Twitter for dating advice and posting selfies of himself in bed. No need to ask your fans, Warnie, MANDY NOLAN has your dating advice right here.
So men have Viagra and women have… nothing. Is this about feminism between the sheets? WENDY HARMER suspects something rather more alarming.
She talked for a living until throat cancer stopped her in her tracks. Julie McCrossin tells DEBORAH HUTTON about living in the world of cancer, and how she found her voice again.
“I am not gorgeous, I never was” says Helen Mirren, although most beg to differ. Now on the cusp of 70 she is going to be the face of cosmetics giant L’Oreal.
Our Reef is so lodged in the hearts of minds of people around the world that not even US banks will fund proposed development nearby. ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at what we stand to lose.
If you could plan it – and let’s face it, most of us won’t – what would you choose for your last meal? Death row inmates, chefs, and celebrities… what do they choose?
Caroline Overington tells MEREDITH JAFFE why the story of Louisa Collins, the last woman hanged in NSW, is such an important story to tell. Plus all the latest news and reviews.
Author Karen Brooks immersed herself in the intriguing history of woman and ale for her new book The Brewer’s Tale. She talks to MEREDITH JAFFE.
The late, great Ben Bradlee, the incredible story of a female Afghani warlord, and the awful mystery of self harm, explained. We’ve got some great reads for your weekend.
If you’re a 57 year-old Hollywood actress, actually looking your age can be viewed as a “subversive act”. Frances McDormand says cosmetic surgery is “mutation”…
Your ridiculously juicy, scandal-strewn weekly smorgasbord of outlandish showbiz morsels has just arrived, courtesy of CRAIG BENNETT. Now close the door and enjoy!
Sometimes the fewer the words, the better. Listen to this beautiful rendition of TLC’s Waterfalls.