life

gardening December 23, 2017

Pets in the garden

Sharing a garden with an animal companion can bring additional joy to the life outdoors. But thought must go into pet-friendly plantings.

life December 23, 2017

Horne Prize: The Limit of the World

The 2017 Horne Prize was awarded to this searching piece on caring for a father with dementia.

health December 15, 2017

Virtual reality and dementia

Using gaming technology to transport carers and family members into the mind of a dementia patient is revolutionising understanding of this debilitating degenerative condition.

travel December 16, 2017

Rome’s Ghetto

As a regular visitor to Rome, the author  finds the gloss taken off her romantic notions of the city by the discovery of a relative’s brutal wartime death at the hands of the SS and local Fascists.

education December 9, 2017

Boys’ behaviour and teaching challenges

Behavioural problems in young boys are contributing to increasing numbers falling behind academically, which can cascade into emotional and mental health issues later in life.

travel November 11, 2017

Manila American Cemetery

On a holiday to the Philippines, the author finds herself drawn to visit a memorial to wartime dead – here, the Manila American Cemetery – for reasons personal and universal.

fashion November 11, 2017

Verner’s small print

Stepping back from the traditional model of ever-expanding business has allowed Melbourne designer Ingrid Verner to create a boutique label that is a labour of love.

travel November 4, 2017

London’s Archipelago restuarant

Amid the excess of Archipelago’s Empire-themed decor, a diner can test their appetite for the London restaurant’s insect dishes.

life November 3, 2017

House Conspiracy, Brisbane

A collaborative community arts studio in Brisbane’s inner-city suburb of West End is a holdout against creeping gentrification and a living connection with local history.

life October 28, 2017

Life and death at Niagara Falls

A trip to Niagara Falls provokes contemplation of the force of nature and the fragility of life.

technology October 28, 2017

Virtual reality for charities

Charities are increasingly turning to virtual reality experiences of lives in developing countries to motivate support, but critics say it’s creating poverty porn.