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Anastacia Deserves More Credit

Millennials know her from our ‘So Fresh’ CDs and Blue Light Discos, but why is she so often left out of '00s discourse? Writer Thomas Bleach weighs in on the noughties’ most underrated pop icon.
05/10/2021

What Is Happening???

An earthquake, a tornado and now a premier's resignation – these past few weeks have been a lot.
01/10/2021

Performative Activists Are Annoying, But AOC Isn’t One Of Them

In defence of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's controversial 'Tax The Rich' dress.
17/09/2021

Guy Sebastian’s Attempt To Please Everyone Ended Up Pleasing No One

Guy Sebastian’s scramble to appease anti-vaxxers this week illuminated a key problem with being a likeable famous person, writes Jackson Langford.
09/09/2021

Gladys’ 'R U OK Day' Post Says It All

The NSW Premier just posted a shitty, low-res ‘R U OK Day’ graphic from Google Images, which pretty much sums up how OK we’re all doing right now. (See: not very.)
09/09/2021

Britney Spears’ Lawyer Says That Jamie Spears Wants $2 Million Before He Leaves Conservatorship

Despite agreeing to step down from his role in Britney’s conservatorship last month, Jamie Spears is reportedly asking for over $2 million USD from his daughter’s estate to cover lawyer fees, “media matters” and more.
02/09/2021

OPINION: We Deserve Better Than Dan Andrews

In condemning anti-Semitism, the Victorian Premier's failure to speak out against racism against other communities has been made glaringly clear.
18/08/2021

When Are Young Women In Pop Allowed To Grow Up?

Billie Eilish, Chloe Bailey and more have to contend with the weight of cultural expectations as they aim to assert to themselves creatively.
04/08/2021

You Can Actually Just Quit

Black women are bailing on the Olympics for their mental health. Let’s keep this energy going.
29/07/2021

OPINION: I’m Convinced Scott Morrison Lives In An Alternate Universe

In the midst of Australia’s two most populous cities in lockdown, Prime Minister Scott Morrison took to Kyle & Jackie O and quashed the Engadine Maccas rumour, something that was obviously of highest priority.
15/07/2021

How To Stay Sane In Lockdown

Essential reading from a wise and weathered Melburnian.
07/07/2021