life

wine March 23, 2019

The best wines of autumn 2019

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants recommends her favourite drinks as the weather cools.

travel March 16, 2019

Cruise ship holidays

When it comes to making holiday plans, some are happier abandoning terra firma and giving in to the pull of the ocean.

health March 2, 2019

Surviving a lightning strike

While deaths from lightning bolts instantly make headlines, for those who survive, ongoing and little understood health issues may continue to manifest long after the initial strike.

life March 9, 2019

Astrology and tarot cards

Where once religious faith was used as a guide with which to navigate life’s bleak realities, astrology and tarot are today filling a void for many minority groups who feel marginalised by more traditional spirituality.

fashion February 23, 2019

The legacy of Karl Lagerfeld

During the ’90s there was barely a glossy magazine that didn’t feature Karl Lagerfeld draped in supermodels. His death this week offers a chance to reflect on the fashion powerhouse’s influence on design, style and feminine sophistication.

life December 22, 2018

The Horne Prize: Ten More Days

The 2018 Horne Prize was awarded to this unique account of intergenerational trauma.

wine December 22, 2018

The best wines of summer 2019

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants recommends the top tipples for the festive season.

life December 15, 2018

Lessons from manual labour

Subsistence labour in a small village in Slovakia teaches a valuable lesson about the relationship between time and work.

architecture December 8, 2018

Major project design quotas

Making the case for restoring confidence in the quality of Australian design by stipulating that for major projects, half of all design tenders or competition entrants be local.

health December 1, 2018

Ovarian cancer: Survivors Teaching Students

A program sparked by an ovarian cancer survivor is bringing fellow patients into medical schools to help guide professionals in their approach to the deadly but often undiagnosed condition.

life November 24, 2018

This human being

In a recent profile in The Saturday Paper, photographer Hoda Afshar spoke about her collaboration with journalist Behrouz Boochani, who is on Manus Island. Here, he describes the creation of an image that stands on the threshold of civilisation and barbarism.