Saturday, March 23 2019

The Eclectic Weekend

A collection of great reads on words, art and food from recent Times Select editions

Ideas FREE

Here’s to another quarter century of skelfish, toss-potting joy

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
2 min read

My views on ‘real’ chocolate will truffle a few feathers

Those exquisitely packaged fruited fondant or fudgy pastes are not chocolate, they’re just fancy sweeties

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Progress is when dudeism loses the purple suede shoes of pejoration

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Just for the record: When old age creeps up on you

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl

By Andrew Donaldson
9 min read

Bookmarks: On your Marquis, get set ... for relentless sex

A fortnightly look at books and writers

By Andrew Donaldson
8 min read

Hygiene-obsessed fish will clear your mind of a day that’s for the birds

Whether or not it's as clever as scientists say, it's still a lot smarter than thinking about a special day for women

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Just for the record: Must-get box set of David Bowie singles

A fortnightly review of music on vinyl 

By Andrew Donaldson
7 min read

Too many unrighteous dust bunnies on this lazy old f-word

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Post-feminist noun takes leave of its sense for single Chinese women

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Journalist
3 min read

Assault and pepper: busting some common cooking myths

Three rules of the kitchen that are meant to be broken

By Andrea Burgener
2 min read

You heard that right: you have ‘The Scream’ all wrong

It turns out that the figure in the painting is not screaming at all

By Anita Singh
2 min read

Confucius says: Those with rich man’s intolerance will drive you nuts

The rise in food allergies is a luxury afforded to the wealthy, and it's giving the genuinely afflicted a bad name

Sue de Groot
Journalist
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

1 min read

Today's quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

1 min read