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An online survey found while most people like a well-read date, women are more attracted to bookish men than vice versa. Have you ever fallen in love or rejected someone based on their reading list? Share it in the comments below I once went on a date with a man who, instead of writing a […]

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In this extract from her book, Susan Bordo asks how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election Many books have been written about the way racial differences among feminists both divided and pushed feminist thinking and practice forward over the past several decades. In the 2016 election, however, […]

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Man behind manual for violent rebellion, used in a number of high-profile killings, had long repented publishing and turned to charitable work The author of one of the most notorious books of the last century died of a heart attack six months ago. William Powells The Anarchist Cookbook was used by the Columbine high school […]

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In this excerpt from the book They Cannot Take the Sky, Benjamin talks about his years detained on Nauru, and his undying hopes for the future Benjamin was taken to Nauru in 2013 with his family. He told the first part of this story on Christmas Day 2014. He is still on Nauru. You just […]

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Thirty years after the trial of five men for the shocking attack on a Sydney nurse, then public defender Bill Hosking reflects on his part in it The tragedy that would shock the whole of Australia began just before 10pm on 2 February 1986. A registered nurse, 26-year-old Anita Cobby, had been having dinner with […]

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Thordis Elva was raped aged 16. Years later, she emailed Tom Stranger, the man who raped her, beginning a raw, painful healing process documented in their book South of Forgiveness. In this extract, they meet to find a way forward Thordis Elvais from Iceland and known to Icelandersas a writer, playwright, journalist and public speaker. […]

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Author of Possum Magic was aggressively questioned for two hours over her visa status and later recieved an apology for her treatment by border guards Australian childrens book author Australian Broadcasting Corporation she was questioned by border agents for two hours in front of a room full of people an experience that left her feeling […]

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