October 15 – 21, 2016

News

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses babies on the campaign trail.

News

Rainer Mora Mathews with his wife, Emmaline, and their two children.
A race in Wangaratta, Victoria.
Teenage girls listen to Donald Trump speak at a rally at a Pennsylvania high school this week.

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Letters, Cartoon & Editorial

Cartoon

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Editorial
Political indecency

Letters

A letter from the camps

Today in the 21st century, in every corner of the world, human beings are making endeavours for the growth and development of science and awareness for the residents of our planet as well as exploring …

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Yet again you show yourself to be just about the only mainstream media outlet that sees the importance of human rights. How can this be happening, on our watch, with our money (Martin McKenzie-Murray, “Leaked …

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Food

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Food

Boudin noir on toast with smoked tomato and parsley salad

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some it’s bloody marvellous.

Books

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Margaret Atwood
Hag-Seed

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Mark McKenna
From the Edge

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Larry Writer
Pitched Battle

Life

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Technology

Virtual reality sex therapy

As virtual reality technologies have improved, the pornography industry was always going to be an early adopter, but are its claims of sex therapy are too far-fetched?

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Health

The science of sleepwalking

Somnambulism affects an alarming number of people – particularly children – but despite its prevalence very little is known about its cause or possible interventions.

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Sport

Down to business: Jeromie Hill, 25, basketballer

The Sydney Kings’ Jeromie Hill on the strength of our National Basketball League.

The Quiz

1. What beginning with ‘l’ forms the solid, outer part of Earth?
2. In which decade did golfer Arnold Palmer win his first major PGA championship?
3. What type of mammal is a pipistrelle?
4. Which series holds the record for the most Emmy Awards won by a fictional TV show? (Bonus point for naming the previous record holder.)
5. What is the closest national capital city to Christmas Island?
6. What fruit is a hybrid of a tangerine and pomelo or grapefruit?
7. Which two statesmen shared the 1994 Nobel peace prize with Israel’s Shimon Peres?
8. What does the abbreviation SIM stand for, in relation to the circuit-bearing card?
9. Name the documentary film that follows Owen Suskind’s battle with autism.
10. What comedian’s book of essays is titled The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo?

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Quotes

WEIRDNESS

“Ever thought why there is no celebration for those that decide to go from the homosexual to heterosexual lifestyle?”

Eric AbetzThe Tasmanian senator highlights the media’s double standards on sexuality. Follow-up questions included: Ever thought why they’re called “Barbecue Shapes”? Ever thought how they make those carrot roses at Vietnamese restaurants? And ever thought about not being such a weird old bigot?

MEDIA

“The ABC long ago abandoned any semblance of patriotism, or even balance.”

Brian BurstonThe One Nation senator calls for money to be taken from the ABC and used on a “Patriotic Broadcasting Corporation”. What white power had to do with balance was not immediately clear.

POLITICS

“I couldn’t help but reflect on the fact that Rosa Parks would not have accepted this segregation in 1955.”

Walter VillatoraThe NSW Liberal powerbroker bemoans preselection rules, likening them to the struggle for black rights. Parks’ desire to branch stack against moderates has finally been exposed.

ECONOMICS

“A good surplus warrants a good pie #steakandcheese.”

Bill EnglishThe New Zealand finance minister celebrates economic news with a treat from the pie oven. When things are really good, he also gets a Slurpee.

FAMILY

“I can tell you, I’m getting a lot of nasty emails and all the rest of it. So it’s quite difficult.”

Angela ShanahanThe News Corp columnist describes correspondence with her son after she told him she did not believe his marriage to his gay partner was the same as the marriages of his heterosexual siblings. It’s political correctness gone mad when you can’t even mistreat your own children.

TERRORISM

“We were well aware of these two 16-year-olds. We have been concerned about them.”

Catherine BurnThe acting NSW police commissioner briefs the media on two boys who were arrested with bayonet-like knives in Bankstown. They were charged with planning a terrorist act.

ISRAEL–HAMAS WAR