Clem Bastow
is a Melbourne-based writer and critic.

By this author

news May 28, 2016

The magic of pro wrestling

Punishing bouts of local pro wrestling offer the purity of ordinary – if unusually solid – people entertaining crowds hungry for heroic stories.

opinion April 23, 2016

Housing affordability and the irrelevant generational war

“Once the smoke of the false intergenerational spat clears, we’re still left with a policy mix that has engineered the current housing affordability issue.”

opinion November 14, 2015

Generation X men

“Not only does this cultural ephemera overwhelm the collective consciousness, it is telling the same simple story over and over, and we don’t seem to mind.”

opinion April 04, 2015

The problem with online ’choice feminism’

“This first-person feminism maintains a status quo through personal empowerment: ‘I have reached enlightenment, so the fight is over.’”

news August 23, 2014

Infrequently asked questions about depression

For the depressed or vulnerable, seeking help can often be a bridge too far.

opinion July 05, 2014

Supply and demand: piracy in Australia

Instead of pushing governments into policing ISPs, media companies should simply let us pay them for their wares.

opinion May 31, 2014

The real budget emergencies

Households around the nation face genuine hardship, with terrible consequences.

opinion April 26, 2014

Silent resignation

Favouring observance over protest may be giving up true calls for change.

opinion April 05, 2014

Bible bashing

The radical act that is having faith.