Fake news, whether we like it or not, is a reality. However, as a problem that is only going to grow larger, should we move to ban it? Or is that in itself, a silencing of free speech?
Last week the world buried Martin McGuinness, the IRA boss who became a peacemaker. Watching the procession go through the streets of Derry, my thoughts turned to his victims and my meetings with the man himself.
Are you wondering what that promotion would be like? Well, save for a lucky few, work doesn’t get any more satisfying, no matter what the title is. The rest of us are doomed from childhood.
Monday? Why? What happened while you were asleep? Well, Trump swiftly moved on from failure to insanity, the Internet signed a petition to right a court’s wrong and Julie Bishop believes in IS.
Last week’s 18C issue had a rather galling postscript, with the Libs confirming that the push was an attempt to grease the wheels of One Nation voters.
“Gay panic” was a legal defence where “unwanted gay advances” were successfully argued to reduce murder charges to manslaughter. As of this week in Queensland: no more.
The PolitiScope podcast dissects the next great social question of our time: should we implement a universal income moving forward, or will that push us back?
Hello all, and welcome to this week’s Current Affairs Wrap. We’ve had terror in London, a faint heartbeat from Obamacare and a unique tribute to Harmony Day from our PM.
Don’t let the abuse of English colour your impulse. “Tha Crossroads” is indeed a fitting entry into the Sad Songs series, and a wonderful tribute to the departed touching upon the one thing that truly awaits us all.
As a veteran returning home, I was struck by the alienation and isolation, and the anger I felt, not just toward myself, but toward the innocent questions of others.
To celebrate his birthday, we’ve invited master illusionist Harry Houdini to the office for tea and cake. Hey. Where’d he go?
Well, it’s official. According to science, we’ve wasted our lives. But at least thanks to a new handy chart, we can know exactly what we’ll never be as good at again.
As we invariably look toward the stars, our head tilts in confusion. What does NASA’s discovery of new planets mean, and how did they even see it?
Well, much like Highlander, there could only be one… One #AusPol topic this week, that is, as 18C drunkenly steered RMS Political Discourse awry.
We’re all about objective fact here at The Big Smoke, so each week we’ll bring you TrumpFact: a simple measure of the good and ill the man creates. We won’t judge. That’s your job.
It’s a tale as old as time, however, the much-lauded “gay moment” in Beauty and the Beast might not honour the writer of the original.
Eating food and taking pics and dining ’round the world. Welcome to the enviable work of wizened foodie collective, @BestFood_AroundTheWorld.
The read receipt: the function that allows others to see that you’ve seen their messages. The next great (read: destructive mind-game) tactic in the dating world.
Thursday, you’re beautiful. What happened while you were asleep? Well, London was attacked on two fronts, North Korea embarrassed itself, and Freud clicked his tongue from beyond the grave.
With Ivanka having the ear of the President, I do not believe we should focus on nepotism. I believe we should look at her clashing political views.
During a Youtube binge, I discovered something. I should have heeded the antics of Al from Home Improvement, instead of laughing at him.