• An eye for difference

    Simon Cropper     |      July 19, 2021

    Please do not adjust your sets, normal service will not be resumed because dream, hallucination or reality are all a product of the same thing – your brain.

  • The more you know, the less you need

    Alan Stevenson     |      June 1, 2021

    Indigenous traditions of food cultivation highlight the different approaches of European and indigenous people to environmental knowledge and land management.

  • Desperately seeking Chopin

    Scott Davie     |      May 11, 2021

    As a concert pianist, Scott Davie has been searching for the spirit of Chopin since his teens. It’s taken him to Paris and Majorca and channeled tantalising notes through time.

  • The “European Super League” debacle

    Robert Butler     |      April 23, 2021

    The abrupt rise and fall of the proposed European Super League shows the dangers of business being put before sport.

  • A safe space or an escape from accountability?

    Patrick Stokes     |      April 23, 2021

    A new Journal of Controversial Ideas will allow academics to write under pseudonyms to escape the wrath of cancel culture and political correctness in our universities.

  • Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear

    David McInnis     |      April 14, 2021

    A new book explores the hundreds of plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences that are now lost to us, and their value to early modern drama.

  • Community action can save cultural heritage

    Hannah Robertson     |      April 11, 2021

    Community-led research brings together cultural, economic and environmental considerations for a unique design collaboration on Olkola Country in Queensland.

  • The path leads to the sun

    Brent Landau     |      April 4, 2021

    As Christians celebrate Easter, the familiar sights of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs recall the holiday’s ancient origins before the Christian tradition.

  • Do copyright laws really protect the work of artists?

    Dawn Lo     |      March 29, 2021

    Copyright is much more than a creator’s private property right or a mechanism through which corporations control cultural production and influence mass consumption choices, says cultural law expert.

  • F is for fake – and fortune

    Alan Stevenson     |      March 26, 2021

    Art forgery has been a lucrative trade down the ages, but do its victims only have their own greed to blame?

  • Mark Nicol’s Counterpoint – The new intellectual pedigree – The school of the fourth age

    Mark Nicol     |      March 15, 2021

    Dropping any pretence of academic rigour, social science has been turned into a tool of social progressives, and a new philosophy exploring man’s place in nature is required.

  • Counterpoint by Mark Nicol – What if versus what Is

    Mark Nicol     |      February 22, 2021

    The Western liberal tradition, and current progressive movements, are proving inadequate in the face of the existential environmental threat to the human species.