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  • Crikey.com.au
  • The Wheeler Centre
  • The Guardian
  • Quartz

Past articles by Helen:

Helen Razer: If you can't kill the 'toxic' discourse, kill some weeds

At a time when a news is full of pure idiocy, pulling weeds by hand, trowel and rage-fuelled telekinesis is, as the kids say, my jam. → Read More

Helen Razer: If you can't kill the 'toxic' discourse, kill some weeds

At a time when a news is full of pure idiocy, pulling weeds by hand, trowel and rage-fuelled telekinesis is, as the kids say, my jam. → Read More

Malala to yellow vests: the best people of 2018 don't all get Netflix specials

The idea that history befalls us and is written by fate, God or Great Women and Men is pessimistic. → Read More

Sorry to Bother You lacks subtlety, but that's not a bad thing

Helen Razer reviews Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You, saying comrades, you can pop on your strides for this unfeasibly funny film. → Read More

Scott Morrison and climate change protesters: seven blunders in one sentence

It's been two weeks since Scott Morrison told off the school kids of Australia, but its effects will be felt for a long time yet. → Read More

Razer: On Julia Banks and the call for a women's caucus in parliament

As Julia Banks and so many other politicians have shown, one can be simultaneously female and not much chop. → Read More

Monkey bar furore concretes over the dirty history of the playground

Playgrounds and monkey bars were not created out of fondness for “precious little people”, but a much darker rationale. → Read More

Helen Razer reviews the work of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard

The French sociologist Jean Baudrillard was the obverse of this End of History coin minted by Francis Fukuyama. → Read More

Helen Razer: the useless apologies of the banking royal commission

The "sorry" pageant rolls on at the banking royal commission, but the words don't mean a thing. The finance sector can never be sorry. → Read More

Bloated Home Affairs is keeping alive the industry of counter-terrorism

Giving more power to an ineffective Home Affairs department will do nothing to assuage livid Australians after Bourke Street. → Read More

Razer: If you want to make a Liberal prime minister uncomfortable, give them a beer

Liberal MPs should stop pretending to like beer and leave it to the experts: the Labor Party, experts on the language of beer in every era and election. → Read More

Razer: AFR's Young Rich List full of very dull and attractive ciphers

Helen Razer recommends the Young Rich List to anyone comforted by the thought that it doesn’t take brains to make a pile of money. → Read More

Great Australian fright: in defence of Halloween Down Under

Halloween is a time when we can all come together and be shockingly inappropriate, and that's a lot of fun, argues Helen Razer. → Read More

How shopping centres came to reflect the generation gap

Hordes of young people walk around Chadstone shopping centre as though it’s the Viennese memory that Victor Gruen intended. → Read More

Razer: the royal visit of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle confirms our sentimentality

The royal visit shows us that sentimentality is as it has always been: a refuge sought by many when times get uncertain and tough. → Read More

Pauline Hanson, the senate and the lies of Ordinary People politics

Pauline Hanson and 27 others pulled out the Ordinary People act. I'm used to it. I am not quite so used to seeing it deployed for racist rot. → Read More

Helen Razer: let's not talk about sex, baby

With the advice on the benefits of sex being yelled at us constantly, it's a wonder anybody retains any sort of libido in the West at all. → Read More

Why Taylor Swift endorsing the Democrats for the midterms is virtually worthless

You can enjoy the looks, quips and works of a celebrity very much while remaining entirely unmoved by their political advice. → Read More

Helen Razer spends a week living by Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life

For one week Helen Razer lived by the authority of Jordan Peterson's best-selling book 12 Rules for Life: an antidote to chaos. → Read More

Kerryn Phelps may be a hero to many, but she's not an alternative

Kerryn Phelps and her wife became heroes in the mindset of many in the late '90s. But is she a politician of substance? → Read More