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Sport March 14, 2020
Jiu jitsu coach Jess Fraser
Jess Fraser’s countercultural approach to the male-dominated sport of Brazilian jiu jitsu rejects the reverence of lineage.
News February 23, 2019
Australia’s psychedelic drug trial
Advocates of psychedelic drug research are hoping the psilocybin trial for treating anxiety in the terminally ill, at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, is the beginning of a new acceptance for the potential of the field.
Culture March 07, 2020
Astrophysicist Jo Dunkley
As one of the world’s leading astrophysicists, Professor Jo Dunkley has researched both the mass of the tiniest particle and the size of the universe. Here, she speaks about the thrill of discovery and the untold stories of women in science. “I started off being intent on just writing about the science, but then I realised the stories of the scientists would be just as interesting. Now I’m fascinated about all the people that must be out there who have never been credited.”
Life June 09, 2018
Vickie Roach and Women Transforming Justice
Vickie Roach spent much of her adult life in prison. Fourteen years since her last conviction, the Yuin woman is not a prison reformer – she’s an abolitionist.
News June 02, 2018
Pill testing as harm minimisation
As an ardent campaigner for pill testing and decriminalisation, Matt Noffs has called for the government to consider new policy to minimise the harm caused by recreational drugs.
Travel December 02, 2017
The rival bonfire societies of Lewes, East Sussex, vie to deliver the biggest spectacle of fireworks, costumed processions and burning effigies, in a working-class festival of rebellion.
Life October 14, 2017
Russell Brand’s AA reform plan
Is comedian and author Russell Brand’s repackaging of Alcoholics Anonymous for the masses just entertaining his messiah complex? Or is he truly aiming to be a global ‘mentor’?
Science January 28, 2017
Drug research and lived experience
Few researchers working with prohibited drugs such as heroin and psychedelics admit ‘inside knowledge’ of their use, but some argue that the culture of non-disclosure is irresponsible.
Health November 19, 2016
The neglected world of comorbid disorders
Anorexic and abusing ice, Katelyn was let down by a health system unequipped to meet the challenges of comorbid disorders.
Culture August 08, 2015
Writer and editor Jessica Hopper on rock’s gender trap
Pitchfork editor Jessica Hopper talks to Jenny Valentish about perceptions that ‘girl’ is a genre and women aren’t great critics.
Life August 01, 2015
Breaking the cycle of addiction
The trouble with beating addiction is that it isn’t confined to one substance or activity.