Rowan Baxter had barely ever laid a hand on his wife Hannah Clarke – until he set fire to her and their three kids on a suburban Brisbane street in February. The crime shocked the country, and strengthened calls to criminalise coercive control.
- by Madonna King
Aggressively charming and charmingly aggressive, Ben Fordham was always a man in a hurry. Now he fronts the most powerful microphone in talkback radio.
- by Tim Elliott
It’s the ultimate close-contact activity. So what happens to sex workers – and their clients – during a pandemic?
- by Melissa Fyfe
Comedian Em Rusciano and TV screenwriter Michael Lucas went to school together in Melbourne before losing contact as teenagers. It wasn't until a decade later, when she was at a low point, that the friendship came into its own.
- by Jamila Rizvi
The ACT chief minister on coalition politics with the Greens, the biggest sign of progress in his personal life, and why he is mellowing in middle age.
- by Benjamin Law
The Democratic president-elect's win was for everyone who prefers to resolve political agreements at the ballot box, rather than with violence. And it gives hope that the coronavirus crisis may finally get the attention it deserves.
- by Amelia Lester
Scalp micropigmentation doesn't grow hair back on follicly challenged domes but can make it look like you have a full thatch up top.
- by Greg Callaghan
It's best to approach this in the Non-Dream Real-Life Actual World.
- by Danny Katz
Freshly cooked young artichokes have such a sublime flavour, and their earthy, vegetal depth is stunning with milky ricotta, pops of sweetness from the sultanas, the texture of the hearts of palm and the crunch of the almonds.
- by Karen Martini
Even a miracle recipe can’t turn an ordinary steak into a great one. That’s why it’s worth buying a grass-fed, dry-aged steak from a good butcher: everything comes back to the quality of the beef.
- by Neil Perry
During lockdown, when every day was Blursday, it became important to differentiate between weekday and weekend. The demarcation line, for me, became toast.
- by Terry Durack