THE PURPLE of ENVY – In which is discussed the private school system in Australia, my time in it, and wondering why on Earth it has access to public funding
CIVIC DUTY - In which is discussed civic duty, its effect on Australian society, and whether or not it actually exists, en masse, in this country
THE THIN, STRAIT LINE - In which is discussed the Gallipoli campaign, its mythologized status in Australia, and the issue of our place in the world.
BARRY LYNDON - PICARESQUE VIEWS - In which is discussed one of the most potent and least known of Kubrick's films, its portrayal of the passage of a life, and its deep and tremulous impact on the viewer.
WOMEN AND POWER - NEW WORLD ORDER - In which is discussed Mary Beard's Women and Power, an essential book exploring the assembly of power, and the future of women to acquire it
DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION - THE ICARUS WHO LIVED - In which is discussed a title of mythical proportions, whose setting leads us into a future of technological revolution and ruin.
CAN YOU EVER REALLY KNOW A PLACE? - In which is discussed the problem of 'knowing', the virtue of tourism, and the mysteries of other places.