Column: Baudrillard’s Instagram: On social media and the Hyper-real

In the fifth installment of ‘Leopard Print in the Ivory Tower,’ Annika Blau dredges up another old French philosopher to help us make sense of society in 2013. This time, it’s instagram, ‘instagramming,’ and the blurring of our real and …
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Maintain your rage: Why I want Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott to guest-programme ABC rage

The following is a guest post by Hugh Jorgensen The history of musical atrocities committed by Australian politicians is a disturbing one. Craig Emerson’s ‘one-man Skyhooks-cover-band’ last year was just the latest stomach-knotting recital from an MP that has forever …
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How to dip your breasts in body paint, and other things ‘Girls’ doesn’t tell us about sex

Here is an impossible task: to write or talk about women in their twenties and their sex lives without making mention of the television series Girls. Unlike Sex and the City, Girls isn’t a fantasy or a morality lesson in …
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