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‘Who’, ‘What’, ‘When’… Interrogative Words Rated out of Ten
Some questions are great (‘Would you like a burger?’). Some are terrible (‘Where shall we bury you?’). But which of these words offers the best value? As we count down to The Festival of Questions this weekend, Sophie Quick prepared this handy guide, including ratings out of 10.
How Do Kids Get Stuck in the Juvenile Justice System, and How Can We Break the Cycle?
Keenan Mundine, 30, spent his teenage years in and out of juvenile custody before graduating into the adult prison system. Sophie Quick spoke with him about the justice system and his ideas for setting Aboriginal kids on a better path.
Questions I’ve Asked Myself: Jaye Kranz
Ahead of The Festival of Questions, Jaye Kranz contemplates actions, reactions, the examined life ... and a freezer full of dead birds.
Working with Words: Luke Stegemann
Luke Stegemann is a writer, editor, publisher and Hispanist, based in south-east Queensland. His recently published work, The Beautiful Obscure, explores the interweaving cultural histories of Australia and Spain, blending art, history, politics and memoir. Luke spoke with us about his life in reading and writing – and went into…
Harry Potter Haters: Where Are They Now?
In this euphoric year of celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, it's easy to forget the series had some pretty vocal critics in the early days. Ben Pobjie checks in on some of the soft-minded nobodies who have hated on Harry through the years.
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