Barbie is a sci-fi horror snuff film. Discuss.

© K Roussos, 2023 This is a guest post by artist, curator and barrister-at-law Koulla Roussos* I watched “Barbie” the other night. I took my mother, sister, nephews and a 5 year-old niece and two friends, and left the cinema with a brain in toxic shock convulsing with mixed messages. It has taken a few [...]

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“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.” 40 years on Sidney Lumet’s Network is a film for our times

'I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell: ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!’: Peter Finch as Howard Beale, Network

“We’re all eccentrics here!” Andrew McMillan on getting shickered in Larrimah, NT

But, hey, this is Larrimah. One expects things to go twirly. A decade ago, the blokes behind the "Highest bar in the Territory" were Graham Doyle and Syd Worrell. Syd had a French girlfriend, Jacquie, who liked a drink, cooked when she damned well felt like it and had such an aversion to the heat she'd shower fully clothed and return to the bar wringing wet. She and Syd were married at the pub in a ceremony the celebrant will never forget. The bride wore black and had to be assisted down the aisle. The best man, Mad Mick from Maryfield, was so shickered he couldn't find the ring.

The Northern Territory is the most corrupt jurisdiction in Australia. Discuss.

My punch-bowl moment at yesterday's first day of the NT governance summit—that the NT is the most corrupt jurisdiction in the country—drew a few audible groans and mutters of protest from the good-and-locally-great and protests that, well, Queensland, Joh and Eddie Obeid. Yeah, well, they would say that.

Crocs in the Cabinet: The CLP, politics as farce and farce as politics

This book is about the fall of an empire – about the power struggles and missteps and flawed characters that took the CLP from the Northern Territory’s dominant political force to near extinction, from an election win in 2012 to holding just two seats in Parliament four years later: Ben Smee and Christopher Walsh.

Nganana tatintja wiya – why nobody should be climbing Uluru*

Ask a Red Centre tour guide - you can’t tell Australians anything. During school holidays we would always get a lot of school trips; of the ones I guided 100% of students climbed up Uluru along with most of their teachers. Many had decided even before they departed school grounds that it would be the crowning achievement of the trip.

RU486 – will the NT allow women the right to choose?

Dr Suzanne Belton, chair of the Family Planning Association NT: "The NT [is] at least 25 years behind the rest of the world and is out of step with all other states and territories in Australia." Kezia Purick has long expressed concern that the unavailability of RU486 in the NT was forcing women to travel interstate to obtain access.

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