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Removing the blinkers: social media, outrage and animals in sport

When the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (which shortens to the fitting initialism CPR) recently plastered an impossible-to-ignore image of a dead horse on billboards around Australia, demands for the ad’s removal were swift. The racing industry and the public – used to having out-of-sight-out-of-mind ‘privacy’ … Read more »

Monsters in Los Angeles: Maps to the Stars and Nightcrawler

Both Maps to the Stars and Nightcrawler are peopled by monsters who may look human, but are actually spiritually deformed and morally repugnant creatures of the most loathsome kind. The suggestion implicit in each of these thrillingly creepy stories is that these ‘freaks’ are born out of and adapted to the hellish spiritual landscape of LA. Read more »

Living on fans: The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Rather than enticing people to pay for music through marketing campaigns and radio play, Amanda Palmer is interested in connecting with her fans, becoming friends with them, and creating a system of exchange within the community that is formed. This means that art is not often payed for with money. Read more »

Closet Concerns: Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes wants to tell a more inclusive story, to reveal the pleasures, hang-ups and complexities that reside in the simple act of dressing ourselves, and to remind us that we don’t perform our style rituals in a vacuum. Read more »

In defence of creative writing courses

The first time I walked into a creative writing class at the University of Melbourne, I was fifteen years old. As part of the Work Experience program at my high school, Year Ten students were required to seek out a workplace that would provide us with hands-on … Read more »

The Kill Your Darlings Advent Calendar

To celebrate the silly season, and our exciting Christmas Subscriber Offer, we’re unlocking some of the most thought-provoking, entertaining and beautifully written content from our first 20 issues throughout November and December. Read more »

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Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: Stay tuned for 2015 authors and dates!

After a successful year of the KYD First Book Club in 2014, stay tuned for details of authors and event dates in 2015!

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Kill Your Darlings Podcast #3: The Festival Edition

This third episode of the KYD Podcast is the Festival Edition! Featuring interviews with Meg Wolitzer, Lorelei Vashti, Penny Modra and Brodie Lancaster. Read more »

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