A giant of the literary scene, Colleen McCullough has died. MEREDITH JAFFE reports on a “21st century Thorn Birds” that will see her most famous creation revived.
A box office hit, nominated for six Academy Awards, but also the subject of much controversy. MONICA ATTARD went along to see the movie "American Sniper". Here's her verdict.
The 2015 school year has started, how do we navigate the road ahead? Prof. ANDREW J. MARTIN has some strategies. Don't let your kid end up in the back of Otto's bus.
NIKKI MCWATTERS walks in the shoes of Raji Sukumaran and Helen Chan, mothers of two Australian boys on death row, Indonesia. WENDY HARMER joins the plea for mercy.
Prophet, astrologer and natural-born storyteller ROB BREZSNY brings us the smartest horoscopes on the net. Here they are for the week of January 29.
When sports fans sit down to watch the NFL Superbowl next week, they'll see an ad about domestic violence that's based on a real call to 911. Watch it now.
Uh Oh... it's really off the charts this week. Here's CORINNE GRANT'S rage index. Get angry, Straya, get real angry... or laugh.
We read the headlines of the latest opinion polls, but how often do we look a little deeper? WENDY HARMER takes a stick and pokes the ant's nest of the latest Roy Morgan Poll.
PM Abbott has appointed Rosie Batty and Ken Lay to a new domestic violence advisory panel. But critics say his government's cuts to women's services have been "devastating".
Consent is the central principle when it comes to understanding rape and sexual assault. KATE GALLOWAY asks why we keep talking about alcohol.
Environmental degradation is rampant in China. These shocking images show just how catastrophic the problem is and how hard it will be to fix.
JANE GILMORE was horrified to learn where teens are getting their information about sex. She admits she's been complacent with her own kids.
FELICITY WARD is making a name for herself as a stand-up comic in London. In a tale of Lost Sundays Past, she remembers the hospitality industry drudgery that helped her get there.
Does Tony Abbott combine Gillard's bad political judgement with Rudd's madness? PAULA MATTHEWSON reports on a PM stuck in a seemingly endless tail spin.
The stories of sexual abuse and rape are harrowing. What is being done about the brutal regime of the Islamic State? Our efforts seem futile. MONICA ATTARD reports.
When the Prime Minister tagged users of social media as being like graffiti artists? WTF? WENDY HARMER has her say.
Tony Abbott has given Prince Philip a knighthood on Australia Day... hahah, good one! We get the feeling he'd have a laugh too. Here are Phil's best one liners. Enjoy!
Almost a year ago Rosie Batty's beloved son was murdered. Rosie's now Australian of the Year. WENDY HARMER remembers that terrible time last summer.
... we've boundless plains to share! This Australia Day we share images from "Seeking Humanity" - portraits of our newest and most hopeful citizens by WENDY SHARPE
Is menstruation the last taboo in sport? WENDY HARMER spoke to one of our nation's sporting greats and got a reaction she wasn't quite expecting... with a tampon.