The juggler

Being a mum is hard work, but Zoe Daniel also juggled political protests, floods and typhoons as a foreign correspondent in Bangkok. Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas. I’m not going to lie to you. Being a foreign correspondent while also being a mum of two small children has been challenging. Without an e ...

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Happy hours are here again

After 413 days on the wagon, Jill Stark called time on self-imposed abstention and now enjoys a glass of wine with friends. But these days she’s kinder to her liver. Cartoon by Fiona Katauskas. Boozing is the favoured endurance sport of journalists. The festive season is an alcohol-themed obstacl ...

The truth, with lumpy bits

Deep in Mississippi, John Safran found that true stories don’t unroll in a convenient way. Illustration by Andrew Dyson. A dead body fell in my lap. I’d pranked a Mississippi white supremacist for a television show. He had started legal action and the prank never aired. Eleven months later the w ...