Last Thursday, 2016 sounded a death knell which for countless individuals worldwide, devastated to the point of disbelief. The world is poorer without the supremely talented, sly, shy, god-like human that was Prince. But "we were lucky to have him as long as we did" writes Wade McCagh, who pays his last respects here.
Local WA fast food outlet Chicken Treat last October launched the enormously successful #chickentweet campaign, which put layer hen Betty to the task of tapping out a five-letter English-language word from a Mac keyboard by the end of November. Kate Prendergast follows up the story, and finds herself stone-walled by the company at the end of a long pursuit for comment.
During the second quarter of Friday's Collingwood v. Richmond match on Friday, a banner was unfurled displaying an Islamophobic message at the back of the stands. Failing as it did to even properly communicate its propaganda of hate, Harry Peter Sanderson reflects upon an appropriate reaction to the offending material, to which United Patriots Front have proudly taken credit. He comes up with a mixture of condemnation, contempt and humour.