Category Archives: Cultural Issues

How affirmative action played out for Michelle Obama

h/t Herodotus on the open thread. A piece about the substandard work that Michelle Obama presented to get a higher degree at Princeton where she was clearly out of her depth. As she admitted “I sometimes feel like a visitor … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Rafe | 12 Comments

Escape From Flu Talk

Working on a screenplay where Scott Morrison’s private jet crashlands somewhere in Victoria and I am sent in to land a glider on the top of Federation Square and extract him by any means necessary. With the help of a … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Cultural Issues | 23 Comments

Slim Karen

Eminem criticises non-mask wearers on new rap track. I just used the same basket as you shoppin’, now I’m in a fuckin’ casket from you coughin.” – Yo. Eminem.   UPDATE: Paul Joseph Watson on officialdom’s latest pious scold: “So … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Cultural Issues | 34 Comments

The one-tracked minds of frustrated heterosexual feminists

‘Upward-thrusting buildings ejaculating into the sky’ – do cities have to be so sexist? [S]ociety’s historical and ongoing ideas about the proper gender roles for men and women (organised along a narrow binary) are built right into our cities – … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Cultural Issues | 48 Comments

Charlie Daniels 1936 -2020

Posted in Cultural Issues | 7 Comments

Ennio Morricone: 1928 – 2020


Posted in Cultural Issues | 31 Comments

Has the City of Sydney gone renewable? Plus koala myths and our man in DC – the education of black children matters

Update. Japan before and after Fukushima. No. The city of Sydney has not gone renewable. City of Sydney Goes Renewable! _ NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT Have a look at the way RET certificates are traded around the … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 15 Comments

Heritage Round

Mercedes to race in all-black livery for 2020 season in support of anti-racism movement. These corporate colour ‘gestures’ are starting to reek of an almost watermelon-ish condescension.

Posted in Cultural Issues, International | 46 Comments

The position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in

 Bienvenue au pays                                                                                                                              Covering black deaths in Australia led me to a breakdown, but that’s the position this country puts Aboriginal journalists in. … it was on my couch in Paris that I opened Facebook and saw the George Floyd … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues | 44 Comments

Vera Lynn 1917 – 2020

Posted in Cultural Issues, History | 22 Comments