Politics

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Everybody is kung fu fighting

A good summary of the state of play as at the end of the APEC meeting in PNG, from Paul Kelly: In a major bonus for the Morrison government, the …

Culture

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But is it any good?

Paul Tassi at “Forbes” notes an important pop-culture milestone being reached: This week we got a look six years into the future of The Walking Dead, a timeline after the death (well, disappearance) …

Star Wars vs Troll Wars

History

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The strange attraction of communist brutalism

Last month “The New York Times Style Magazine” asked the question that no one has really been asking anywhere: “Can Poland’s Faded Brutalist Architecture Be Redeemed?” My short answer was …

Happy 100th birthday Poland

This was my Poland

Books

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20 best books I’ve read in 2017

I read. Too much. In fact, my New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to read less, and instead fill that time with some more profitable pursuits, like making some profits …

The best books in 2016

The Joy of Sex* (and Books)

WTF

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What’s your star sign? The Bull(s**t)

Those f***ing close-minded straight men and [shuffles the deck, pulls out a card] their disbelief in astrology: Over the past two to three years, astrology has shifted from being a …

Love

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No sex, please, we’re Millennials

Social and religious conservatives rejoice: teenagers and young people today are having far less sex than a generation ago; teenage pregnancy rates are down to only a third of what …

Lifestyle

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This was my Poland

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Right to bear kangaroos

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Screw Brutalism

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Blowing up all over Iceland

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