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Category Archives: satire

Satire and Scandal: Revisiting Frontline

Frontline’s makers could not have anticipated the long, web-based afterlife of their creation, though they might not be surprised that their targets – the rampant egotism and moral hypocrisies of tabloid journalism – remain just as current. Read more »

Why Australian drama should be more political

After binging on House of Cards season two and concluding season three of Scandal, I’ve finally taken up with Borgen. I’m only a few episodes into the highly acclaimed Danish political drama but already, as with The West Wing long before it, I’m totally hooked. Which leads me to contemplate: where are all the good Aus Pol dramas? Read more »

You Look Nice Today: a journal of emotional hygiene

You Look Nice Today is the sound of Twitter on tape. The three hosts stumbled upon one another in the social media platform’s infancy, and were encouraged by another tweeter to document their conversations in a more substantial medium. Read more »

‘They have a right to do anything we can’t stop them from doing’: Catch-22

In our new ‘Classics’ series, we ask writers to read – or reread – literary classics. In this first instalment, Claire Corbett discovers the military horrors of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. For a new reader, a novel’s status as a classic can obscure its true achievements because its … Read more »