NICOLE ELPHICK The quintessential teenager reinvents herself as an author and the results are good.
ALECIA SIMMONDS When there are so many literary prizes, why is it necessary to have one for women only?
Men v women
CLEM BASTOW When men like Kanye West exist - surely the answer is clear.
Symbols of power
Damon Young Damon Young believes she can provide more than tiaras and ponies can alone.
Nancy Lee The wider problems of having a 'boys' versus 'girls' scenario on our televisions.
Game of Thrones
CLEM BASTOW Game of Thrones warrior Brienne of Tarth brings our uneasiness about ugliness to the forefront.
NICOLE ELPHICK Comedian, actor, essayist, gay marriage celebrant and Kim Jong-il impersonator.
MICHAEL IDATO Athletes and socialites collide in Seven's new reality show that puts celebrities on the diving board.
All the rage
Keli Goff The unique and venomous rage that makes "I hate Lena Dunham" a google search term that turns up over a million results. Are we angry about her privilege, nepotisim or are we simply in a blind jealous rage?
Annoying female characters
ANNIE STEVENS How Enlightened has created a new kind of female character.
Punching above your weight
CLEM BASTOW Why were TV Critics so confused about the latest episode of Girls?
Gendered book covers
NICOLE ELPHICK What the book's new chick-lit cover says about the state of women’s literature.
Jane Martinson Since Eve Ensler launched the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women she has been repeatedly asked: is it a protest, or a giant celebration?
KASEY EDWARDS What the history of our banned books tells us about our prejudice.
CLEM BASTOW “Sometimes I just like to listen to killer pop sung by cute boys,”
Sh*t Girls Say
CLEM BASTOW Or how a meme turned book deal spells the begining of cultural mediocrity.
Pip Cummings Grace Coddington chats to us about her life in fashion, working with Anna Wintour and her long-awaited memoir.
NICOLE ELPHICK Meet Grimes -- the world's new favourite feminist singer songwriter.
SATC v Homeland
NATALIE REILLY Because they've got more in common than just a first name.
ANNIE STEVENS Lucy Liu as Sherlock Holmes' famous sidekick. Is this what fresh TV looks like?
Sue Williams Australia's most successful author since Colleen McCullough is no overnight success.
GERMAINE GREER Let's see what Germaine Greer made of Naomi Wolf's latest tome Vagina: A New Biography.
Fishing for Tigers
ANNIE STEVENS We chat to Emily Maguire about her latest book, Fishing for Tigers female desire and the state of feminism today.
CHLOE ANGYAL This researcher claims they make you a kinder better person.
SARAH OAKES Daily Weather is a style focused weather app that not only gives you the outlook for the day but also provides sartorial inspiration aligned with the weather conditions.
KATIE CINCOTTA Online popularity in the form of a virtual voice can earn you loads of real-world perks.
CLEM BASTOW On the ten year anniversary of her talk show we reflect on the difference The Ellen Show has made.
Tim Duggan The bizarre and technicolour world that is America's Burning Man Festival.
NICOLE ELPHICK "You're a Republican?" And other crushing pop culture blows.
SARAH MACDONALD Or maybe all the cocnut oil had just gone to your head?
NATALIE REILLY The Toddlers and Tiaras spin-off, starring a six year old beauty queen and her coupon-hoarding mother is equal parts disturbing and hilarious but is it wrong?
NATALIE REILLY After a barrage of hype and criticism, we bring you the reasons why Aaron Sorkin's latest effort is still worth watching.
Alden, New York Officials say John Lennon's killer, who is up for parole for the seventh time, could have a parole hearing as early as Tuesday.
Megan Johnston Designers celebrate the art of typography at a new exhibition, Who Shot the Serif.
ANNIE STEVENS Benedict Cumberbatch was laughed at for crying posh bashing. But does he have a point?
CLEM BASTOW And so another Hollywood double standard is born.
Erin Stewart Sexual liberation, lipstick feminism and Cosmopolitan magazine.
GLENDA KWEK Family and friends cheered and clapped and a children's choir sang I Still Call Australia Home as the athletes - some wearing their medals around their necks - walked down a set of stairs from a Qantas "boxing kangaroo" plane just after 7.30am.
Helen Gurley Brown, the editor who made Cosmopolitan magazine into a single girl's handbook of sex and glamour, has died at 90.
NATALIE REILLY Poor Sponge Bob, the 15 kilo cat, has followed the other Fat Cat, Meow, up into Kitty Heaven. Geeze! We thought he was getting better.
JACQUELINE MALEY When did this icon of unrealistic proportions become so wholesome?
This dramatisation of the classic rite-of-passage novel is as relevant as ever.
NATALIE REILLY Mme. Choupette enjoys more luxury than we’ll probably ever experience in our sad little lifetimes. We are so démodé.
Best new read
Our favourite economics writer Jessica Irvine talks about rational love, weight management via accounting and her new book, Zombies, bananas and why there are no economists in heaven.
Fifty Shades of Grey
CLEM BASTOW The secret behind Fifty Shades' mass appeal.
Madonna aired a World War II-era newsreel on the anti-Nazi Warsaw Uprising at the top of her Wednesday gig in the city marking the day 68 years ago when the bloody insurrection was launched. Is she trying to make up for something?
Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo has been named the greatest film of all time, knocking Orson Welles' Citizen Kane off the top spot for the first time in 50 years.
Brad Newsome Reasonably gritty new BBC drama focuses on a single character's experience and interpretations of the events that lead to the mysterious tragedy.
Elaine Woo Gore Vidal, the iconoclastic writer, savvy analyst and imperious gadfly on the American conscience, has died. He was 86.
Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem pop up in the new full-length Bond trailer. It's all very dramatic.
Originally The Hobbit was meant to be made up of two parts, but director Peter Jackson has announced he will be creating a third. Cha-ching.
Michael Idato The Ten Network has axed its Logie-winning mid-morning show The Circle. And it seems it was a sudden death.
Michael Idato Today in Australian TV news: Rove is returning, Chris Hemsworth has a new local gig, and they're remaking Prisoner (!?)
Ben Pobjie It's only fitting, now the Olympics have begun, that we are simultaneously engrossed in MasterChef All Stars.
NATALIE REILLY Activities included charity work, greeting the torch and not leaving Harry out.
Brad Newsome The brand new season of Breaking Bad premieres on Sunday evening. And it looks like bad things are going to happen. Again.
Ben Pobjie Did you miss the finale? Never fear. Ben Pobjie is here to give us a blow by blow recount.