‘The Thousand Oaks shooter killed 12. An Australian knife-wielding terrorist killed one.’ for Vox

Imagine what the death tally could have been if he had been able to get his hands on a gun, Australians asked in response. Fortunately, he wasn’t. Unfortunately, in America, there’s no need to imagine. … More ‘The Thousand Oaks shooter killed 12. An Australian knife-wielding terrorist killed one.’ for Vox

‘That Racist Serena Williams Cartoon Is Sadly Illustrative of Australian Cartoonists’ for Slate

This one’s an international controversy, but the Australian culture wars regularly play out in cartoon editorials—and the Australian culture wars, like the cartoons themselves, are very, very ugly. … More ‘That Racist Serena Williams Cartoon Is Sadly Illustrative of Australian Cartoonists’ for Slate

‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story Examines Australians’ Relationship With the National Icon They Both Love and Eat’ for Slate

How did such an innately lovable, national icon come to be considered a pest? … More ‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story Examines Australians’ Relationship With the National Icon They Both Love and Eat’ for Slate

‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate

Here’s something that might make Americans feel slightly better (or not) about their country’s ludicrous leadership: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been forced stepped down from his post—again—following a litany of scandals surrounding his affair with his former media adviser and soon-to-be baby mama, Vikki Campion. That’s right, Mike Pence’s Australian counterpart not … More ‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate