Why must we have animal factories? Say “No!”
Ah, Obama: reaching for the ideal, but urging us to “act in our time,” “knowing that our work will be imperfect.” And a gay inaugural poet to boot.
A pair of posters (respects to Shepard Fairey and David Bowie) to celebrate one of the singular political journeys and achievements of our time. Feel free to appropriate.
US election explodes into pink and black, browns and yellows, celebrates with huge spliff. And, the death of the political pundit.
Not, as they predicted, an all-night nail-biter. It’s Obama before midnight.
Slate’s homepage election day 2012 at 10:25pm EST
The drawing: Obama “ROPE” poster (Give him rope, USA! USA! USA!)
The drawing: Tony Abbott’s furrowed brow.
The drawing: Nobelist Novelist Mo Yan, big in China, gone global.
The image: Tony Abbott’s face, at 20 seconds, and at 9 mins and 30 seconds, into the speech.
W H Chong
Garner and Gaita in conversation (Against chicken factories)
George Goyder: the Man Who Drew a Line across South Australia
Piranesi: Ruin porn and the joy of print
Bully for you: Peter Timms’ wise and funny novel
Disher’s genre masterpiece; and Randolph Stow
Best Podcasts of 2013
Tully Hansen’s e-lit guide for beginners 2013
Melbourne Now: Envy and the Politics of Inclusiveness
Music: Top Songs of 2013
Books mulched: favourites 2013
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