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Sunday essay: Joanna Bourke, the NSW arts minister, and the unruly contradictions of cancel culture

Image: Scold’s bridle, a torture device used to prevent women speaking. Wikimedia common An earworm has gnawed its way into my brain, looping the same melody...

Sunday essay: ‘I feel my heart breaking today’ – a climate scientist’s path through grief towards hope

Image: Joelle Gergis pictured in 2020 following the Black Summer bushfires. Photo: ANU Media I have spent hundreds of hours trawling through countless UN reports and...

Sunday essay: how a bike accident changed me, by a philosopher of hope

Image: Photo by David Newheiser Cycling once made me feel free unlike anything else. I loved the sensation of slicing through the air, flying past...

Sunday essay: sex, swimming and smudgy louvres – watching Monkey Grip 40 years on

Image: An early poster for Monkey Grip, starring Noni Hazelhurst and Colin Friels. MIFF The woman’s name is Nora, and she’s getting out of the pool...

Sunday essay: a slave state – how blackbirding in colonial Australia created a legacy of racism

Image: Kanakas on a sugar cane plantation, Queensland c.1890. Public domain In July 2021, Jack Dempsey, the mayor of Bundaberg, delivered an official apology for Northern...

Sunday essay: ambition, our least liked virtue?

Image: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, jogs onto Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket landing pad in Texas in...