Behavioural solutions for severe separation anxiety in dogs.

It is common for many dogs of all ages to suffer from separation anxiety. This can cause a lot of concern for owners and even damage to their property. There are behavioural modification you can do though to ease your dog’s anxiety. 5 minutes before leaving and entering the house pay your dog no attention – … Read more

An interview with John Safran

Since his rise to prominence via the unorthodox channel of Race Around The World, John Safran has become an authority on contemporary documentaries in his own irreverent, delightfully acerbic way. Throughout a colourful career that has now spanned some twenty years, the slightly-built, unassuming-looking Melbournian has produced and starred in a series of disparate, controversial … Read more

Sofija Stefanovic Feature

Sofija Stefanovic is a Serbian-Australian author now based in New York. Among her other writing endeavours, Stefanovic regularly hosts the prestigious literary salon Women Of Letters New York and This Alien Nation, the latter being founded on the ideal of offering those of immigrant backgrounds a platform through which to tell their unique stories. In … Read more

An interview with Lex Hirst

While Lex Hirst has undoubtedly become a leading authority on the Australian literary landscape, it is perhaps her passion for working closely with new authors which has distinguished her most from her contemporaries. The recent immense success with debut novelist Daniel Findlay’s Year Of The Orphan has demonstrated not only her aptitude for identifying outstanding Spec-Fiction titles, but also … Read more

Chasing Immortality

At the very root of our evolutionary tree there exist an immense variety of simple organisms. The phylum cnidaria alone contains over 10, 000 species, mostly anemones, corals and jellyfish. Recently a particular species of jellyfish has received a fair amount of attention due to some new and exciting observations. Swimming amongst the swarm of … Read more

An interview with Gideon Haigh

Do you feel that after all your exhaustive research you have obtained a comprehensive understanding of Mollie Dean beyond the conjecture, to that of her real character and personality? Is that even possible through such means? I’ve done the best job possible. I don’t think there are too many avenues that I didn’t explore and … Read more