The show represents the industry’s worst temptation to exploit characters and capitalize on their suffering

Illustration: Mark Wang

The Victorian government gave its citizens hours to return, without providing the necessary information or infrastructure to support them through 14 days of isolation. Then they faced a total lack of sympathy from fellow Victorians.

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In an absolute s***storm of a year, it’s encouraging to see democracy in action.

The author with her dog.

Amid the ongoing culture wars, a “for or against” mentality has removed all nuance from political discussions.

A lack of data is allowing killing to happen behind closed doors — unreported, unaccounted for, and largely unknown by the public.

More women are choosing not to have children — but you wouldn’t know it from watching film and TV.

Seeing my old school in the news has resurfaced anger from the 13 years I spent there.

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Isolation has forced us to re-think our relationship with time.

On #ChallengeAccepted and how female empowerment has been co-opted by capitalism (and the Kardashians).

The endless culture wars are as exhausting as the confinement.

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Claire J. Harris

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