S&M: The polls  prove government "wasn’t meant to be easy"

S&M: The polls prove government "wasn’t meant to be easy"

Conrad Liveris

Another week, another bad opinion poll for the government, but Conrad Liveris looks beyond the polls to broader, underlying issues facing PM Tony Abbott.

Smoke Signal: Cities at Night - Australia at night from space

Smoke Signal: Cities at Night - Australia at night from space

Richard Jackson

Richard Jackson "unearths" a brilliant website, Cities at Night, at which the little planet on which we spin through the cosmos can be seen from night time...

Smoke Signal: Renewable energy still lights up bright future

Smoke Signal: Renewable energy still lights up bright future

Senator Lee Rhiannon

PM Tony Abbott and his government might have danced on the grave of the Carbon Tax, but Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon still sees a bright future for renewables in Australia.

The Top 10 quotes of Hunter S Thompson

The Top 10 quotes of Hunter S Thompson

TBS Muse

On a day that would have been the 77th birthday of gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson, TBS presents his Top Ten Quotes and a little bit of Youtube to lift the Monday blues.

S&M: "Dating Naked" might be too hard a sell...

S&M: "Dating Naked" might be too hard a sell...

Natasha Mann

Sex sells, apparently, but Natasha Mann, who loves nudity as much as the next gal, questions whether the new reality TV show "Dating Naked" will work...

Punishing mothers is no fix for childcare system

Punishing mothers is no fix for childcare system

Maria Tedeschi

Maria Tedeschi is concerned by Minister Ley's comments on childcare - how will forcing stay-at-home mothers to return to work fix the system?

Long Reads: Aaron Swartz, Dark Tourism and FIFA 2022

Long Reads: Aaron Swartz, Dark Tourism and FIFA 2022

Richard Jackson

With the freedom of the Internet at risk, Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden are it's freedom fighters, and are also the focus of one Richard Jackson's weekly Long Reads.

Current Affairs: Murdoch, morals and war

Current Affairs: Murdoch, morals and war

Michael Burrill

As Rupert Murdoch descended on Australia to celebrate "The Australian's" 50th, Michael Burrill has no doubt it was all smiles as the conservative agenda rolled on in the land of OZ...

S&M: Not just Carbon Tax up in smoke...

S&M: Not just Carbon Tax up in smoke...

Paul Bugeja

With the Carbon Tax gone, either the Abbott Government or the Opposition may soon find their credibility over the issue up in smoke once the (carbon) dust settles...

Book Review: 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

Book Review: 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami

Yalei Wang

The "tangential magic" imbued in most of Haruki Murakami's novels is more than evident in 1Q84, which happens to be the book by Yalei Wang's bed.

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The Top 10 quotes of Hunter S Thompson

TBS Muse

On a day that would have been the 77th birthday of gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson, TBS presents his Top Ten Quotes and a little bit of Youtube to lift the Monday blues.

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