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Maybe I'll grow a beard. Growing a beard is an affirmation of manliness and masculinity. The beard itself is a physical characteristic that separates men from the boys, girls, and women. In our culture that has downplayed good old-fashioned masculinity, growing a beard shows that...

No more teaching until next year. I haven't had a real nice break since the beginning of the year, and I was starting to get edgy towards the end here, so if I owe you email or I've been a bit scattered, give me a couple...

Obviously, I have awoken in a crazy, fucked up world in which Tony Abbott is now the leader of the opposition party: Mr Abbott scraped through a narrow party room vote, beating Malcolm Turnbull by one vote, 42-41. Joe Hockey was considered a favourite to win the...

Do you remember the milk scandal in China round the time of the Olympics? If not, it was that melamine was added to the milk to fake the protein levels, and which resulted in the deaths of six children, and thousands of babies becoming ill. Well,...

In 2002, the Polyphony anthology series debuted. Conceived as a short fiction venue for stories that would skate gracefully across the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy, magic realism, and literary fiction, it was quickly recognized as the standard bearer for cross genre work. Since then,...