Meanwhile, historical figures, most notably bushranger Ned Kelly, have gained legendary status for carving out a uniquely Australian identity, one enmeshed with the outback. Enduring hardship was celebrated. “I am proud that I am Australian, a daughter of the Southern Cross, a child of the mighty bush,” says Sybylla in (Stella) Miles Franklin’s 1901 novel My Brilliant Career. “A part of the bone and muscle of my nation.” … [Read more...] about Horror in the outback: Jane Harper, Charlotte Wood and the landscape of fear
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The monster that was allegedly the reason for the brutal attack in Wisconsin had captured Tristan’s imagination, along with that of hundreds if not thousands of other writers, artists, and filmmakers. His origin is surprisingly humble, however; it lies not in pre-history, or Norse or Greek legend, but the message-board community of a site called SomethingAwful.com, where he was created just five years ago. … [Read more...] about Slender Man: the shadowy online figure blamed in grisly Wisconsin stabbing
Home to corporate tech titans such as Google, the area, which only a couple of decades ago was synonymous with drugs, prostitution and warehouse raves, has become one of capital’s most desirable places to live. Flats in the new blocks mushrooming along the canal sell for millions, reflecting a housing market out of control, one that is stretching the term “affordability” to breaking point, with devastating consequences for those right at the bottom of the ladder – people such as Obi Ojang. … [Read more...] about Why are so many people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets?
And if anyone likes the look of the PM, they will enjoy the split screen of three Boris Johnsons - albeit all in the same suit and tie - and the slightly odd shot of his hair blowing in the wind while staring out to sea as strings play in the background. … [Read more...] about General Election 2019: The first 24 hours of social media election ads
Shortly after Ryan and Lucy shared a video of his daughter breaking down in happy tears over the baby news, Tina - who hasn’t publicly congratulated the pair - shared an image that read: "Don't always trust what you see on social media. Even salt looks like sugar." … [Read more...] about Coronation Street’s Tina O’Brien shares incredible 20 year throwback with Jack P Shepherd to when they were kids on set together