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Brooks, bugg#ry & writing a bloody good column
Goodbye Encyclopaedia Britannica, Hallo Mizuno sneakers
Like tears in rain
The importance of being Constance, Oscar Wilde's wife
Kevin one, two, three
If they knock over all of Braddon, will it still be Braddon?
What really ails Labor?
Benedict Cumberbatch - a very good Sherlock but a superb Peter Guillam
Freud as installation artist
ABBA's Frida is a very good golfer
David Hockney v Damien Hirst
Shutting up - it's an art
We agree with Eleanor of Aquitaine that Christmas in France sounds good
Eddie Redmayne, more Monroe than Olivier
The Euro, Oscar Wilde & dying beyond one's means
Vale Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Gillard unveiling the Curtin & Chif statue in the Parliamentary Triangle
Alfred al fresco
Whatever happened to Deakin's house "Llanarth"?
In praise of short biographies
Journalism in 8 easy steps
Correspondence with a Breakfast Politics reader concerning The Australian
Laurie Oakes, "Joie de Journalism": Andrew Olle Lecture 2011
Why did the Queen see Floriade's tulips rather than the NGA's Indigenous galleries & Fred Williams retrospective?
Take care of yourself, Baz
That intense guy at work, that woman scribbling in the café... You may well have underestimated them
Suddenly there are a few good Australian films around. What's the common factor?
Christopher Pyne's remarkable new Blackberry attachment
Jonathan Franzen's signature
These two images will live on and on but one is dating much better
If you want to write a play that flies, give it a good undercarriage
Channelling Keats on Mull
Kate Grenville's "Sarah Thornhill"
Paul v Don
Institutionally-specific success factors: sometimes it's good to identify & not mess with them
Vice City Rollers & the rough and tumble of The Art Life
Wonder what Mingus would've made of Robert Menzies' Ghost
Don't blame parents for those ugly clinical narcissists out there
Max Brenner Chocolate Shop won't cop it sweet
Bunga bunga partying while Rome burns
God save the queens!
Rue du Prevot graffiti art
Wireless Festival, Hyde Park, London
At London's Gay Pride march yesterday...
What is the role of the fool?
The "ANU by 2020" consultations
Ray Hughes, Dick Hall & the 2011 Archibald Prize
The Gillard bio?
The (annotated) Fitters Workshop petition
Harvard's Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was great in this year's Allan Martin lecture
No better place on earth to be than Canberra in autumn
Ben Naparstek's boots
Good sense on the East Melbourne street
One of Taralga Show's finest
Community infrastructure, Australian-style
Director Ron Radford's remarks at the opening of NGA Extension Stage One
Memo to Members, Senators & staffers of the 43rd Parliament
Student idealism 2010-style
Joseph Stiglitz delivers the inaugural Crawford School Oration, ANU
2010 Leaders Debate - The Official Rules
What the Sydney street is saying
Ben Chifley spotted
Julia Gillard PM = Death to Disney princesses (& that's a good thing)
How could Kevin Rudd so badly misread the politics of climate change?
G-G Quentin Bryce wishes the Australian Women's Archives Project a happy 10th birthday
On a Pol Sci academic's door at ANU
Garrett says stick with Labor on the environment...
A Revolution is Coming in the Energy Business
Downer, China Appeaser
Peter Costello - hopeless one minute, a great appointment the next
Clean up our election laws now
Mathematician Terry Tao gets rock star reception at ANU
JWH bumper sticker spotted at the ANU. Yes, really.
Seventy years on: a war we can’t forget
The Himalaya Melting - the Forgotten Climate Change Crisis
The difference between the "Labor In Power" template and SBS's "Liberal Rule"
What the Obama presidency means for Australia
In which Anthony Albanese takes on the mantle of Mick Young in the House of Representatives
Urban angst, Canberra style...
Gillard stares down potential ALP National Conference opposition to building watchdog laws
Whatever you do, don't swim in Lake Burley Griffin
Australia puts principle first on Durban II
There are no "big swinging dicks" in the Liberal Party. (They don't even know who Tom Wolfe is.)
Treading a fine line on China
Newspoll should include Hockey in its Opposition leadership questions
Wanted: Neutral Go-Between to Cut Quality, Bipartisan Climate Change Deal
The IR changes really do need to go further
Changing US voter attitudes to the environment
What hope looked like in NYC today