fashion March 17, 2018

Australian-Ghanaian label Yevu

Anna Robertson’s Yevu label, based in Ghana, resists the pressure to upscale production of its wax print garments in favour of a sustainable business.

life March 10, 2018

Elder abuse

Attending a conference on elder abuse, the author is confronted to realise how readily a carer’s frustration, or the ingratitude of an aged cohabitant, can escalate to a harmful relationship.

life March 2, 2018

The future is female

At a conference styled like a Kubrick day spa, futurists and trend forecasters imagine what is next for women in business.

travel March 9, 2018

Whale-watching in Tonga

Looking into the eyes of humpback whales in the seas off Tonga can make a visitor feel omnipotent and inconsequential all at once.

travel March 2, 2018

Portland, Maine

The tidiness and folksy veneer of Portland, Maine, lends a Truman Show feel to the seaside city they call ‘Vacationland’.

life February 24, 2018

Black History Month

As the US celebrates Black History Month, a reflection on African diaspora Australians and the indelible mark its forebears left on this country.

health February 23, 2018

Tattoos and skin cancer

The trend among young people to get large, elaborate tattoos could seriously hinder future detection of skin cancers.

travel February 17, 2018

Phú Quoc, Vietnam

Vietnam’s efforts to attract tourists to its rapidly multiplying resorts on Phú Quoc, in the Gulf of Thailand, risk making the island a victim of its own success.

health February 17, 2018

Access to medicinal cannabis

Although medicinal cannabis is now legal in Australia, under tight controls, the science of its risks and benefits is still not settled and doctors are reluctant to prescribe it.

education February 10, 2018

Teaching consent

While there is growing support for teaching children about physical intimacy and consent, some educators want it discussed at school, while others think it best left to parents.

fashion February 10, 2018

Rye and Camp Cove Swim

Swimwear labels Rye and Camp Cove Swim are taking their memories of Australian beachside holidays to the world, adding modern techniques to nostalgic design.