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By Orlando on December 21, 2012
Director Yvonne Brewster founded Britain’s most prominent Black theatre company, Talawa, in 1986, in order to produce work that showcased actors from a diversity of racial backgrounds, who were not getting the work they should have been in the large, subsidised theatres.
By tigtog on December 19, 2012
decided to Tweet something super controversial to satisfy my feminazi need to make men cry: Minds were blown! Up is down! Left is right! Cats and dogs, sleeping together!
By Megpie71 on December 11, 2012
My biggest problem with transhumanism as a movement is it seems to be largely about the extremes of techno-neepery on the part of a lot of IT and engineering nerds. Now, that would be fine, except IT and engineering nerdery share a couple of rather crucial traits which make them, and the resulting transhumanist movement, somewhat dodgy.
By tigtog on December 9, 2012
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
By tigtog on December 8, 2012
history – the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves – was looking the other way
By tigtog on December 5, 2012
Handing the current Federal environmental oversight and protection powers to the State Premiers? If it weren’t for the protection of the Federal government, we would have lost places like the Great Barrier Reef, the Franklin River, the Daintree Rainforest and Fraser Island a long time ago.
By tigtog on November 18, 2012
Basically, they reckon all women suck, all the time.
By Helen on November 16, 2012
Content Note: discussion of rape jokes
You know that old chestnut. COMEDY SHOULD BE SACROSANCT. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO JOKE ABOUT ANYTHING. TO ANYONE.
By tigtog on November 15, 2012
She was miscarrying at 17 weeks gestation, there was no way to save the dying foetus, but it still had a heartbeat, so the Catholic doctors refused to terminate the pregnancy, allowing septicaemia to develop and eventually kill her.
By Orlando on November 9, 2012
The current Zimbabwean Minister for Reconciliation, Healing and Integration has a long history with Australia, going back to her days as a university student. Sekai was here this week to accept the Sydney Peace prize, and give its associated lecture.
By tigtog on November 9, 2012
For people to sit back and say it’s not going on, they’ve got their head in the sand. The greatest frustration is that there is so much power and organisation behind the scenes that police don’t have the powers to be able to go in and seize documents and have them disclose things to us.
By tigtog on November 4, 2012
A 2009 post from Mary (almost exactly three years ago) is getting a lot of hits today, and I’m deducing that it’s because of searching on St Johns college at the University of Sydney due to this SMH story: Culture of anarchy at a college in crisis.
By tigtog on November 4, 2012
A fascinating long post from Clay Shirky on the information age’s transformation of the media landscape, via @Colvinius who referenced it as part of his 2012 Andrew Olle Media Lecture.
By tigtog on October 26, 2012
I may have contributed to a new term for a rhetorical ploy we see more and more. Here’s how it happened – I’m rather proud of this coinage, but wonder whether we may be reinventing the fallacious wheel. Is there an already apt term in rhetorical jargon?