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The Guide #9: The problem with The Problem with Jon Stewart
The former Daily Show host is back with a new show. But we’re not sure it’s terribly funny – or if it’s even meant to be

Gwilym Mumford

19, Nov, 2021 @11:43 AM

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Coalition rejects bid to Covid-proof Australia’s live performance sector
Morrison government recommends against bill that would provide insurance guarantee to guard against cancellations

Kelly Burke

19, Nov, 2021 @6:02 AM

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French culture has a long fascination with serial killers | Letter
Letter: Richard Tomlinson points to the wide interest in the trial of Henri Désiré Landru 100 years ago, in response to an article that claimed the serial killer concept was not yet ‘a cultural vogue’ in the 1990s

Letters

18, Nov, 2021 @5:50 PM

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Seth Meyers: ‘Why are we taking Chris Christie, of all people, seriously?’
Late-night hosts discuss the former New Jersey governor’s image rehabilitation tour, Covid booster shots and Paul Gosar

Adrian Horton

18, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Hilda: dazzling animated children’s show with an anti-authoritarian streak
The adventures of a blue-haired girl are captured in daring, magic-realist plotlines in this sweet and funny show

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

18, Nov, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Bryce Mills: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
Triple J Breakfast host Bryce Mills is paid to have a screen addiction. Here’s some of the online detritus that makes him laugh out loud

Bryce Mills

17, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Stephen Colbert: Covid is like Mel Gibson, ‘we’re stuck with some form of him forever’
Late-night hosts discuss the pandemic, racism at the trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and Trump tell-all books

Adrian Horton

17, Nov, 2021 @4:06 PM

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US tourists fined €800 for breaking into Colosseum for a beer
Pair spotted on ancient Roman amphitheatre at 5.30am chatting over drinks

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

17, Nov, 2021 @12:45 PM

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‘We’re ready for anything’: Sydney festival 2022 unveils full program
Festivalgoers can choose indoor, outdoor or stay-at-home events, as mass concerts, bold installations and world-premiere theatre set to take over city in January

Kelly Burke

16, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Colbert on infrastructure: ‘Quicker load times for QAnon conspiracy theories’
Late-night hosts discuss Joe Biden signing the $1.2tn infrastructure bill into law and Donald Trump’s non-denial of bullying Mike Pence

Adrian Horton

16, Nov, 2021 @4:37 PM

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Sort Of: big-hearted Canadian show puts diverse, non-binary characters front and centre
This nuanced dramedy explores love and life and death, and how the three can be more intertwined than we realise

Zoya Patel

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Rearing aids: the five best podcasts for parents
If you need reassuring and comedic confessions or soothing sounds to get the kids to sleep – there’s a podcast for that

Stuart Heritage

16, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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