Working with Words: Nina Oyama
Nina Oyama is a comedian, actress and writer. She spoke with us about indecipherable teenage diaries, generating ideas late at night and magic potatoes.
The Fifth Estate
With Sally Warhaft, Les Hinton – Rupert Murdoch's right-hand man for more than 50 years – talks about the past, present and future of the mainstream press … as well as life alongside the man he calls ‘an authentic colossus’.
Sally Warhaft and Les Hinton — Photo: Jon Tjhia
Hinton has enjoyed both a close-up and a long view of the radical changes that have swept through the newspaper business. His new book, The Bootle Boy, is a memoir of his progress through the ranks of the Murdoch Empire.
Prior to stepping down in 2011, Hinton oversaw the administration of mastheads including the Times, the News of the World and Wall Street Journal; newspapers that, for better or for worse, shaped destinies and held a stake in world affairs.
In the book, Hinton gives an insider’s account of the media jostlings of major political figures, provides his own perspective on the phone-hacking scandal and reflects on changing revenue models for newspapers.
The Big Grapple: Christie Whelan Browne
'At this point I realise that I am in my very own Seinfeld episode.'
Christie Whelan Browne recounts the time New York lived up to the hype in the strangest possible way, at The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City – a night of storytelling from Melburnians who don't heart NY.
The Big Grapple was part of MEL&NYC…
Liane Moriarty writes smart, sexy suburban satire – and it's made her a huge, if reluctant, star.
The Sydney-based author is perhaps the most successful novelist in Australian history. She once had three books on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time, and her books are translated in 40 languages (including Montenegrin and Slovenian). Engrossing and ingeniously…
The Big Grapple: Beverley Wang
'A lot of New York is filled with beige out-of-towners trying to do all the things they think real New Yorkers do, and the real New Yorkers are only too happy to sell it to them.'
Beverley Wang dives into the early 2000s and the terrible food trends launched by Sex and the City, at The Big Grapple: Loving and…
Alia Shawkat in Conversation
It's almost like that episode of Arrested Development when Maeby accompanies her father to an audition, and ends up becoming a film exec: Alia Shawkat is calling the shots.
Maeby Fünke, the droll teenage con-artist, was of course the role that made Shawkat famous. In the years since the original Arrested Development series wrapped, Shawkat has sought out offbeat roles…
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