Economics, business & marketing
Working with Sound: Richard Fidler
Richard Fidler is the presenter of ABC Radio National’s Conversations with Richard Fidler. In 2016, he co-created Saga Land – a four-part series on the sagas of Iceland – with Kári Gíslason. We talked to him about ancient Viking sagas, the linear nature of radio narration and how making audio features can be like recording…
The Modern Family
Remember that old Ford ad: ‘The average young Australian family has 2.3 children’? Today it seems quaint and dated; it probably seemed dated to a lot of people when it first aired back in the 1990s.
The traditional nuclear family – with two heterosexual parents and two or more children – is on the decline. Reduced birth rates, the rise…
Kate Grenville: The Smell Test
Many grand pronouncements have been made about the power of perfume – most of them by glamorous people who sell perfume. (‘A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future,’ said Coco Chanel. ‘A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting,’ said Christian Dior.) But what do we know about the harmful effects of fragrances; the power of…
Judith Rossell’s Stella Montgomery
In the Stella Montgomery series of children’s books (Withering-by-Sea, Wormwood Mire), our tough, inquisitive protagonist finds herself thrust into whirlwinds of mystery and adventure; danger and intrigue never more than an overgrown path or a dark secret away. The books intrepid readers will recognise the feeling well.
Did you know, though, that Stella Montgomery’s award-winning creator – Melburnian…
A League of One’s Own: The AFL, and Women’s Sport
There’s nothing new about women playing Australian Rules Football – they’ve been doing it for as long as men have. Local clubs for girls and women have existed for decades; there are now almost 1,000 of them around the country. Last year, participation jumped by 19% – with 380,000 Australian women playing throughout the year.
It’s always been clear that…
Partners in Crime: Tom and Meg Keneally
How do you bond with your dad? Go to the cricket? Walk the dogs? How about writing a book together? How about writing twelve books together?
That’s what Meg Keneally has been doing with her dad, although it’s not such a strange idea in her case. Meg’s father is an icon of Australian literature, a Booker Prize-winner, a Miles Franklin-winner…
Anything and everything in Economics, business & marketing from across our archives.
‘One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star’ - Friedrich Nietzsche
Explore these other subjects, across our site.