Sydneysider Marnie Ogg is one of the few people around the world we trust to protect the night sky. How did she get this title, and what does she do? Read on, stars…
Nellie Melba was an island upon herself. Alongside her obvious talent, she excelled at the art of the exit. And having foodstuffs named in her honour. What have you done? Hmm?
This Armistice Day, we’re looking at soldiers who suffered horrendous facial injuries during the Great War and how medicine and art worked together to help them.
Catherine Howard may have been married to Henry VIII, but history has not been kind to her. Maybe she needs to lawyer up.
Ada Lovelace was a woman two centuries before her time, pioneering the science behind whatever it is you’re reading this on. The true motherboard of computer science.
We asked author, editor, journalist and friendly neighbourhood spider-dude Robert Whyte to tell us about some of the books that inspired him to become a writer.
Doubt is now being levelled at Christine Blasey Ford in the wake of the FBI’s findings, but that shouldn’t distract from what we women regularly face.
In 2018, our country stands at a strange point. Our children are promoting nuanced, adult discourse, whereas we’re relying on schoolyard fare to get our points across.
We asked Indigenous leader and former national president of the Australian Labor Party Warren Mundine to tell us about five books that have inspired and motivated him.
A refusal to stand for the anthem has braced Australia. In the interest of fairness, let’s take a look at the history of the national anthem, warts and all.
Michael Mohammed Ahmad talks to The Big Smoke about his book, The Lebs, racism, Islamophobia, misinformation, paranoia and the power of art.
The Australian prime minister was an endangered species long before we did politics at the edge of a knife. You’re no Frank Forde, ScoMo.
In celebration of Fathers Day let’s honour two dads who as far less remembered than their famous children. Typical.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the few who defined a city, and while he was quintessentially New York, his reach ventured far beyond the Hudson.
You may not know it, but a separate nation exists within the borders of Australia. Lead by a man named Prince Graeme, the unrecognised principality is an island upon itself.
We’re all familiar with the music of Louis Armstrong, but it is the man’s vibrant charm and purpose that saw him halt a bloody civil war. True story.
‘The Other Wife’ follows a crime trail walked by a protagonist with Parkinson’s. It is difficult to let that path go cold.
There are two types of people in this world. There are we givers and those who are takers. But according to a new study, there’s an absolute limit to our generosity.
I recently travelled to the West Bank for the first time, a trip that showed the shared and divided ground between Palestinians and Jews.
They may seem hokey, bland and solely in the possession of your more boring relatives, but puzzles are rather crucial. They stop our brains turning to mush. So lay off.
A palaeontologist that made crucial discoveries, and a composer of true merit. Sadly, these women were lost to history. No longer.
It’s been turned into fiction, it’s worn the faces of Brando and Gibson, but what actually happened on the Bounty?