Author and essayist Lucia Osborne-Crowley examines the cost of intimacy for women in a world where men demand exclusive access to the closeness of their female partners, often without returning the emotional labour involved.
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Academic and author Toby Miller looks at the state of the world, from climate change and species extinctions, to the culture of social media and misinformation, the growing gulfs of economic and social inequality, and concludes that the problem is universal and can be summed up in one word- capitalism.
Critic and academic Emmett Stinson writes on the sad gap between the content provided by the news sources that inform us and, well, reality.
Noongar author Claire G. Coleman writes on the long shadow of the Stolen Generations- 'Dad discovered he was Noongar when he was 63, when I was 30, when his Uncle Bob died...'
Author Eleanor Gordon-Smith considers the irresistible rise of populism ... and how giving people what (they think) they want is reshaping the world.
Poet Toby Fitch details Australian animal and bird extinction from 1788 to the present.
And author Ellena Savage on the strange and deeply personal world of acknowledgement pages.
Plus- New memoir, new fiction, and the best in new Australian poetry.