Part 1: 2018 Summer reading
Reading a good book on holiday is one of life’s indulgences, but getting a gem of a recommendation from our University of Melbourne experts can be a true gift.
I’m dreaming of a...
In a new book, a University of Melbourne academic looks at why films sentimentalise Christmas and the holidays without reflecting reality.
Presidential fireworks: The verdict
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump delivered a surprise policy battle in the first 2016 Presidential debate, but in predictably opposite styles.
The romance of online dating
The stigma around finding your partner online must go – it’s just another place to fulfil the human need for love and friendship, a new book says.
Reading behind the ballot papers
Both major parties were losers in Australia's Federal election. In Policy Shop University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis discusses what's going on.
Why boys are blue and girls are pink
Ever wondered why pink represents girls and boys generally identify with the colour blue? Centuries ago it was a very different story.
More than a yes or no question
Changing the definition of sexual consent from just saying “no” to having to say “yes” is a good step but we can’t pretend that consent is just a word problem.
How neckbeards have become a screen stereotype
Film and TV's portrayal of neckbeards gives an insight into some of our fears about the Internet centred on addiction, social isolation and humans going soft.
Bad films need to be called out each year
It makes sense the Razzies are handed out to the year's worst movies – we salute the best each year, so why shouldn't the turkeys be honoured as well.