November 8-14, 2014
Letters, Cartoon & Editorial
Defender of free speech strikes back
Accurate reporting is the hallmark of a good newspaper. Fairness is the measure of a decent one. The Saturday Paper failed on both counts last week. Contrary to your editorial (“Devil …
The power of words
The first two paras of your editorial (“Whistling tricksy”, October 25-31) will bring down the Abbott government ...
– Joan Croll, Drummoyne, NSW
Augie March singer-songwriter Glenn Richards’ passion renewed
After a three-year hiatus, a calmer, happier Glenn Richards is back at the helm of Augie March.
Guys, I have cancer!
A shock diagnosis is awful enough, but then comes the challenge of passing on the sombre news.
For three fashion art exhibitions, it's not about the designers – it’s the curators who run the show.
Click through for answers.
“When he breathed he truly was Australia’s greatest white elder.”
The Indigenous leader mourns Gough Whitlam at his state funeral in Sydney, speaking with passion and fury and one extended Monty Python reference.
“It was no hassle at all, apart from the occasional shuffling noises.”
The singer responds to news a spider had been living inside her ear for a week. While one might sympathise with Melua, it is important to remember the spider was only in her ear for a week. Her first single charted in ours for 87.
“I’m shocked. Happy. We’ve talked about it for a long time and now it’s official.”
The 25-year-old, dressed as a clowning archaeopteryx, announces her 71-year-old boyfriend, Geoffrey Edelsten, proposed at the Melbourne Cup. For what it’s worth, he dressed as an aged canary.
“Choice, trust and good decisions.”
The Victorian premier calls an election, announcing what the poll will be about. A shame the anti-abortionists in his party disagree with the first item, Geoff Shaw has struck out the second, and his government is scarcely known for the third.
“The horse has given me so much. It’s just not fair.”
Admire Rakti’s jockey talks after the Melbourne Cup favourite died in his stall. German horse Protectionist collected the trophy – the country’s first significant win on a cavalry charge since invading Poland in 1939.
“Cockroaches on wheels. Should have to pay rego, insurance and adhere to road rules and single file only.”
A Queensland police officer shares on Facebook his view of cyclists and cockroaches, presumably known for their single-file orderliness.