According to a pile of studies on the internet, those who possess an odd name are truly doomed in life. Yes, you should go to war, Balakey.
Ahead of the Sydney Writer’s Fest, we tasked Stella Award-winning author Heather Rose to share the books that provoked, inspired and challenged her.
Those who believed the hologram tour idea was dead (or for the dead), are dead wrong. Now that ABBA has resurrected the medium, I suggest we let our excitement overcome us.
In the late 1970s, Australia was dithering on whether to allow those escaping Vietnam and Cambodia to resettle here. However, while this was happening, one woman in a bikini managed to jump the queue.
The Internet is much like the communal shelf in the fridge of a share house. It’s well stocked, but no-one dares digest the foulness within.
‘Machiavellian’ is a term attached to any leader we see as dangerous, but which modern nutcase actually fits the definition?
Avengers: Infinity War is all spectacle. However, we’ve done the maths in an effort to ascertain whether aforesaid spectacle could actually happen. Spoilers, obvs.
Tom Peeping, Fake News’ relentless royal watcher, discusses whether there’s any prospect of Charles being heir today and king tomorrow.
This morning the internet lost all of its mind over Kanye West’s love for Donald Trump. However, in the example of him and Morrissey, I don’t think we’re really that mad.
Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. Especially the theories that Facebook will charge their users, Donald helped Ivanka and that fluoride is evil. Actually, believe one of those.
The dance-off has a particularly bloody history. While it’d be foolish to ban it, I say we learn from it.
In a new series of articles, we’re asking writers to nominate five books that had a major impact on them when they first read them, and to tell us why.
Crowdfunding is questionable at the best of times, however, when a celebrity of questionable celebrity gets on board, look out.
Flo Stopper, Fake News’ traffic correspondent, analyses whether there’s any chance of George Street recapturing its glory days as a Sydney traffic thoroughfare, and doubts whether Glad has the street-smarts to fix it.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Bailey Mason (15) believes it’s time we move on from an antiquated tourist activity.
Joel Gunz’s music column Blood, Sweat & Vinyl examines the greatest hits album, My Isle of Golden Dreams, by Alfred Apaka.
In this exclusive advisory for Fake News, Ivanka reveals that giving advice to her Dad has about the same effect as lying down on the tracks to prevent a train-wreck.
I fear we’re drowning in a neck of Fake News paranoia this week, as Facebook can either be torn down by millennialese, or they’re cutting you a cheque. That and the Department of Homeland Security are doing far worse. Welcome.
Banjo Patterson’s classic Australia poem retells the tribulations of an impossible pursuit. So, I wrote the millennial version of it.
Rarely does a book come along that articulates Australia so wonderfully, and very rarely does it come from the mouth of a galah.
Fiction has given the world of science much inspiration. Flying cars, lolwut. This week, the boys from sci-gasm rank the greatest fictional minds, because they’re weird like that.