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Announcing the recipients of the KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorships

Kill Your Darlings is thrilled to announce the recipients of the KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorships (CAIJM). Read more »

‘This life is a marathon’: The world according to SMASH

When I heard that NBC wouldn’t be renewing the TV musical SMASH for a third season, I was disappointed – but not entirely surprised. Before 2009, it would have seemed unlikely that a series like it could be aired at all: based in the world of musical … Read more »

Hello Mr.: An Incidental Review

From the moment its Kickstarter campaign appeared on my Facebook news feed toward the end of last year, I’ve followed the development of Hello Mr. It was a project with immediate appeal for me: to quote the pitch, it promised ‘the start of a conversation that extends … Read more »

Loneliness in the Twittersphere

When I quit Facebook a year and a half ago, I told myself it was because I didn’t want so much personal information in the public domain. Not that I’d been a particularly avid Facebooker – I’d always made as few status updates as possible, and hardly … Read more »

That’s it. I quit. I’m moving on.

Last week I quit my job. After four years in the one position, with no chance of promotion, I’d had it. My long dreamt exit strategy – a whirlwind of double-finger salutes and profanities – was put aside for the dull, terrifying reality. There was no Kool-Aid … Read more »

Running, not expiring: The perils of working at a desk

Last year, when I developed severe neck pain and headaches, I decided to see a physiotherapist – a fresh-faced, nubile young woman with posture fit for a princess. ‘Yikes, yep – woah,’ she murmured while happily crunching away at my upper back. ‘You’ve got a lot of … Read more »

Hi, I’ll be your sex guide for today

  There’s a lot going on out there in the sexual wilderness. Sometimes I think I’d rather make myself a nice cup of tea and watch Lateline than wrestle with trying to understand the latest and greatest from the Master Manual of Sex. With so many avenues … Read more »

Cracking spines and firing up tablets: My (e)reading list for 2013

Another year, another mountain (both real and virtual) of books to read. Checking out upcoming publications is a little like being in a candy store. Without wanting to gorge myself on literary lollies, I’ve put together a list of things I’m looking forward to reading this year, … Read more »