An extraordinary open letter to John Travolta about his sexuality; inside Putin's bubble; the quest for happiness; and a New Yorker treasure trove. We've got the best reads here.
In less than 12 hours, the trailer to Fifty Shades of Grey has been viewed more than 3 million times. Will you be seeing it? Watch here.
How is social media shaping opinion in the Israel-Gaza war? ANTOINETTE LATTOUF looks at who is winning - and losing - the propaganda war.
A report released today shows 49% of new mums and 27% of new dads have faced discrimination at work. We hear from a surgeon whose return to work did not go to plan.
MEREDITH JAFFE speaks to Jenny Valentish about her debut novel Cherry Bomb, the music industry and her literary influences. Plus all the latest news and reviews.
Charming anachronism or top-drawer athletic comp? One thing's for sure, one of the most entertaining things about the Commonwealth Games are the uniforms...
HIV infection rates are at their highest in 20 years. GABRIELLE JACKSON remembers the fears of her youth and looks at STDs on the rise today.
Hosnai is 15 and wants to be a doctor, but her education goes only to grade 8. As we await the results of the Afghan election, JABEEN BHATTI looks at the future for girls like her.
Almost 200 senior academics have called on Education Minister Christopher Pyne to sack the handpicked education advisor who believes in corporal punishment.
Jacqui Lambie has been lampooned for announcing on radio she wants a man who is wealthy and well-endowed. But are the questions she was asked worse than her answers?
Gerard Baden-Clay's former mistress Toni McHugh drew vicious criticism for her interview on 60 Minutes. Did we forget who the real villain was? TRACEY SPICER reports.
The productivity commission's draft report into childcare has raised questions about how we organise the care of our children and work in our lives. What's your experience?
In his response to MH17, Tony Abbott has finally connected with the Australian people. PAULA MATTHEWSON wonders whether it's enough to turn around his flagging popularity.
Most parents would risk arrest to get the medication they need for their sick children - but should they have to? ALEXANDRA COULTON reports.
"One person's flexibility is another person's uncertainty". Is flexibility in the workplace giving you freedom, or making you bend over backwards?
JANE WATERHOUSE is confused. After the furore surrounding the use of the word "poofter" on the airwaves, it still goes to air... but out of the mouths of babes.
How should we view a piece of art after sordid details of the creator’s personal life are revealed? ALEXANDRA TSELIOS discusses the banning Rolf Harris's artworks.
How do we remain compassionate in the face of a tsunami of disaster, conflict and humanitarian crisis? WENDY HARMER says she'll never be "comfortably numb".
Where does the truth lie in the shocking destruction of flight MH17? Veteran Moscow correspondent MONICA ATTARD trains her eye on Putin and the Kremlin.
As we await personal details of the 298 passengers - including 27 Australians - killed on flight MH17, deep condolences are sent to loved ones.