April 11, 2017
Kind, dry and cheerful, John Clarke was a comic genius "interested in everything, but nothing else."
January 23, 2017
Rump, rear, arse, behind, butt — America's short-term future is a bummer
March 4, 2016 6 Comments
At the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
October 20, 2015
A painter's notes on making a portrait. Plus, see the author speak about her writing and her portrait, in front of the picture at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
March 26, 2015
What does Australia's greatest contemporary artist do next? Make a literary splash, on walls and in print.
March 20, 2015
He stood out, he stood up. He was a big man of the old school.
October 16, 2013
Why the covers of the "New Yorker" are brilliant, and Culture Mulcher's attempt at the cover about US government shutdown and the impending debt ceiling default on October 17.
July 23, 2013
Les Murray -- Our Greatest Poet and perennial Nobel candidate -- wrote a book called 'Killing the Black Dog' about his debilitating depression, but he was very cheerful in his bookshop appearance, where he gave four poems their world premiere.
June 19, 2013
In which the late, great scifi author gets quoted a lot: "The tricky thing about claiming we’ll ever create a utopian society is that our record up to this point is so lamentable."
February 27, 2013
Edward St Aubyn, author of the Patrick Melrose novels, speaking at the Wheeler. Drawing: "Teddy," thinking.