Elle Hardy

Riotously unfunny

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Enthusiastically touted as the first Australian sitcom in fifteen years, Channel 9’s highly promoted Here Come the Habibs has a…

The joy of hate-reading

12 December 2015 9:00 am

A delicious look at the tastiest morsels of the year

Lolita turns 60

10 October 2015 9:00 am

In the era of ‘trigger warnings’ and PC censorship, would Lolita be as seductive today?

Dying in Turkmenistan (for a fag)

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Turkmenistan boasts the lowest smoking rates in the world. How on earth do they do it?

Tajikistan diary

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Talking politics in Central Asia is often unwise, so I try to bring it up casually. ‘Oh you won’t believe…

Don’t poke fun at the terrorists

31 January 2015 9:00 am

An exclusive interview with Meidyatama Surodiningrat, the ‘blaspheming’ Editor in Chief of the Jakarta Post

Deadly notes

3 January 2015 9:00 am

‘The Aussies work out everythin’ backwards,’ says Wilson the Texan in Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead, and there’s…

King hit by the moral crusaders

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The wowser brigade distort history to induce moral panic

It’s the Stupid, stupid

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Ironic Capitalisation of That Which You Do Not Like is apparently A Thing. You’ll forgive me for employing this Irritating…

Selfies are the new form of radical protest

1 November 2014 9:00 am

A narcissistic and directionless Left have forgotten that real activism is more than just pictures

You can’t judge a book by its author’s genitalia

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Feminism has lost the plot with the Stella Prize schools literary program

Not in Howard’s image

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The PM’s tax changes mark a betrayal of his mentor’s legacy

The silly culture war on Gen Y

24 May 2014 9:00 am

The ‘entitlement generation’ is being blamed for the sins of society, from txt spk to coward punches

I love my ABC

8 February 2014 9:00 am

And I want the public broadcaster to be privatised