A good literary man is hard to find.
Taken from the book, I’m So Sorry Little Man I Thought You Were a Hand-Puppet
Andrew Weldon draws political and gag cartoons, and has written and illustrated childrens’ books.
Friday High Five: Paid maternity leave and abandoned beauty / Sexual & gender politics
By Jo Case
On Typewriters & Translation / Words & language
By Alex Landragin
Melbourne is playing host to two literary festivals with a difference over the next few days. The Sticky Institute’s I am Typewriter festival will be “investigating the love affair between zine and machine” until February 13 - and who doesn’t love the click and zing of a typewriter? It’s the surest way to beat writer’s block. The festival will culminate with the centrepiece event…
Dani Weber: What I’ve learned from creating space to talk about sex / Sex & relationships
Guest post by Dani Boi / Dani Weber
Translating Australian English / Words & language
Last week we offered some untranslatable words that you might use on holidays and our commenters came back with some even better suggestions including some home-grown suggestions.
One anonymous commentator suggested the excellent Australianism, ‘dag’. Their explanation gave played out the subtleties of the word that’s evolved beyond the barnyard. “You can explain the unpleasant farming origins of the word but it’s difficult to…
Quick Draw: Does Dorothy Parker’s epitaph really read, ‘Excuse my dust’? / Books, reading & writing
By Sophie Quick