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The Land of Dumplings and Cheese Pie: A Look into Georgian Culture with Alice Zaslavsky

By: Georgia Free

Australia is a land of many cultures and tongues, and Harmony Week is the perfect time to spotlight a culture Australians may have never have heard of such as Georgia. Former MasterChef contestant Alice Zaslavsky spent just seven years of her life in the tiny country of Georgia but, as an adult, is now reclaiming and celebrating the culture she was born into. Read more

Relax. You Don’t Need to Have an Opinion on Everything

By: Sheridan Voysey

After Oprah’s interview with Harry and Meghan a couple of weeks ago, public discussion has been polarised. Read more

Top Ten Trends for 2021

By: McCrindle

2020 was a year unlike any other. Our year in review showed the vast changes and important social, political, global and cultural events that took place. As we look ahead to 2021, it’s important for leaders to have foresight, and to be able to see things not just as they are, but as they will be. So, what can we expect to see and change in the year ahead? Read more

Macquarie Dictionary Wants You to Choose the Word that Defines the Past Decade

By: Amy Cheng

New words, like any kind of fashion, take off in our society for various reasons, a linguist has said. Read more

What Religion, According to Nick Cave, is the “Unhappiest in the World”?

By: Stephen McAlpine

No one does unhappy like Nick Cave. Nick Cave was born to do unhappy. Read more

New Print Magazine Trying to Combat Millennial ‘Scroll Culture’

By: Laura Bennett

Never in history has there been a generation with such rapid access to information as ours. In a matter of seconds you can find hundreds of thousands of articles, comments and ‘deep-dives’ on whatever subject suits your fancy. Read more

Surviving Suicide, Jazz Thornton’s New Film ‘The Girl on the Bridge’

By: Laura Bennett

Understanding the mindset of someone who wants to end their own life is a hard thing for those who have never struggled with mental illness. Read more

Why Critical Thinking is More Critical Than Ever

By: Michael McQueen

This year, more than any, we have seen the power of fake news. Politics, climate change, public scandals and the virus which has overwhelmed our year, have revealed a vulnerability in society’s ways of consuming news and information. Read more

Red Rope Christianity

By: Stephen McAlpine

Flying. Remember that? I flew a lot in 2019 for my job, mostly interstate within Australia (which admittedly is a big place), but also some international flights. Read more

10 Commandments for These Divided Times

By: Sheridan Voysey

A few years ago, researchers did a fascinating experiment. Wanting to know when people would step in to help a stranger, they asked participants to watch a woman named Elaine experience a series of mild electric shocks. Read more