If ISIS is to Muslims what the Ku Klux Klan is to Christians, then JOSEPH WAKIM looks at what lessons can be learned from studying other extremist activists.
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?
Freedom of speech or freedom from criticism? Kevin Andrews' plea to be heard gets not one iota of sympathy from CORINNE GRANT.
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.
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!
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.
Adverbs? Split infinitives? Compound sentences? Drawing a blank? Grammar went out the window thirty years ago says MAXINE MCKEW, but it's past time for a comeback.
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.
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.
In announcing his higher education reforms today, Christopher Pyne said the Whitlam education reforms were 'not very significant'. Free education for all? Really?
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.
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.)
Malcolm Turnbull's NBN report that says the coalition NBN is better than Labor's is no surprise, says GABRIELLE JACKSON, but is it comparing like with like?
AMY STOCKWELL loves bad television - particularly makeover shows - but Bringing Sexy Back is bad-bad, not good-bad. It's just more humiliating fat shaming, she says.
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.
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...
Watch Billy Crystal's moving tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards.
We've got a gallery of the fabulous frocks from this year's Emmy Awards. Plus we'll publish the winners as they come in.
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.
With the parliament acting like a bunch of scrapping toddlers, it's time for Tony Abbott to become the responsible parent, says PAULA MATTHEWSON.