David Gonski talks education,women on boards and the arts at Sydney Writers Festival

Watching David Gonski on stage at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the first thing you notice is that  for a man who’s made a career out of telling powerful people what to do with their companies, he is incredibly humble. While most Australians know him as the man behind the Gonski Report into education funding, David …

Fighting for our Right to Party: A King’s Cross Resident’s Take on the Lockout Laws

I've never been to any kind of protest or rally in my life- even though I'm pretty socially/politically aware, I'm also kind of lazy when it comes to turning up at places with witty signs. But I happened to be in the city on the day that the Keep Sydney Open rally was on, so …

Review: Jazz Twemlow Is A Thinking Person’s Flesh Human

On Jazz Twemlow’s website, he mentions that  ‘with each subsequent good review, his audiences have gradually dwindled.’ So I should probably apologise in advance for this one, because I’m genuinely a fan after watching his Sydney Fringe show  ‘Jazz Twemlow is a Thinking Person’s Flesh Human'.Described as 'hilariously bleak' and a 'thinking person's comic', a …

Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson is seriously one of the coolest, nicest people I've ever interviewed, famous or non-famous. I'm not really sure what I expected. His stand-up's always hilarious (or rather, Wilarious?) and I love Gruen- and the great thing about Twitter is that you don't have to wait for his shows for him to say funny …

Danny Bhoy

Danny Bhoy is probably known to many as the guy who says 'Tiddleedeee potatoes!'  I was terrified I was going to get really nervous and blurt that out,and I'm very glad to say that I didn't. I've been a fan of him for years,  and I'm seeing him when he's in Sydney in a couple of …

Despite the fact that I was filming on an unbelievably hot day and trekking around the city with a massive camera and tripod, I actually had a blast filming this.

Smog Magazine

A giant, green, plant-covered cube is attracting onlookers and bringing Green Square residents together. But just what is this giant pun about?

Anita Senaratna reports.

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The 1%

It's a statistic so tiny and improbable it's almost not worth taking into consideration. If someone told you not to do something based on a 1% chance of something bad happening, you'd probably laugh and decide to take your chances. I know I would. What's scary is when you hear stories about that unlucky 1% of …