We can only hope that the resurgence of the extreme right in America inspires an equally strong counterculture. In the era of Trump, only punk can save us now.
Author H.G. Wells had some great advice for writers, which is equally good advice for teachers too.
Australia is not all snaggers on the barbie and jolly swagmen. It is a land of contradictions. This week's Little Dogeared Books looks at two picturebooks—This is Australia by M. Sasek and Australia to Z, by Armin Greder— and explores what they might say about us as a country.
How To by Julie Morstad shows us the value in being ourselves, thinking creatively, and learning how to wonder.
Children in Australian immigration detention
The release of the Human Rights Commission’s Report on Children in Immigration Detention in 2015 brought with it a new low in Australian politics.
How do you create a film with no actors and no budget? Easy! Well, easyish.
There are few noble professions left unspoiled by controversy. Take the all too common occurrence of pyromaniac firefighters, corrupt cops and sinful priests. But with librarians, it’s different. As Michelle Astrid Francis shows us, in her first essay for Rabbit Hole, your average librarian is not only guardian of the stacks, but also a gatekeeper to imaginary worlds beyond.
This week, thousands attended rallies around Australia to protest against Australia’s policy of offshore detention, and to call on the Government to allow 267 men, women and children, destined to be sent back to Nauru, to stay.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade right? But what do you do if it gives you a debilitating autoimmune disease? If you're UK-based painter and Perth frequent flyer Becky Blair, you take it as an opportunity to reinvent yourself. A brand new interview and an inspiring read.
One Catholic nun influenced an entire generation of designers, artists and filmmakers. Her name was Sister Mary Corita Kent.
Wabi-sabi is a concept that lies at the heart of Japanese culture—an idea that places great value on incompleteness and imperfection.
In the last days before his execution, Saddam Hussein put down some final thoughts for prosperity in the form of a poem. This wasn’t the first time he had committed an act of literature. Saddam was already a published novelist.
Amber Moffat talks about pursuing her dream of becoming a children’s book author and illustrator.
Viola Dana members Kathy Corecig and Pete Guazzelli talk about their latest project—a new film score for F.W. Murnau’s silent masterpiece Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922).
Fiona Burrows makes a compelling case for depth and complexity in children’s literature.
Sanna Peden talks about being a recovering academic and returning to her first loves: performing and the spoken word.
Play is essential to creativity. This issue is about remembering how to do it.
Racism hurts all of us because—as Martin Luther King Jr. wrote from a Birmingham jail cell—we are all "caught in an inescapable network of mutuality."
Got a project you’ve always been meaning to start but felt it was all too hard? This issue is for you.
The day the Japanese author Haruki Murakami discovered he wanted to be a writer and how, later, he found his voice.