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Mark Phillips
Writer, journalist & communicator based in Melbourne, Australia. Author of Radio City: the First 30 Years of 3RRR-FM.


A celebration of Bob Dylan’s brilliance on his 80th birthday

Bob Dylan over the years: as a fresh-faced folk singer in the early-60s; in his electric phase in the mid-1960s; on the Rolling Thunder Revue in the mid-70s; and as a legend in the 21st century.


CFMEU health and safety officer Peter Clark.

Inside the CFMEU

Dare to struggle


Originally published in ‘Lockdown: Melbourne Writers’ Group and Friends Respond to Isolation in 2020‘


It was inevitable that Trump’s presidency would end this way: in scandal and ignominy, fear, loathing and shame

Donald Trump hugs the US flag as he arrives to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on 2 March 2, 2019. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Trump lit the fuse, but scenes from the Capitol on Wednesday are the culmination of an unraveling of US democracy over 40 years

A Trump supporter during the invasion of the Capitol building on 6 January. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images


The signs were there from the very start that 2020 was going to be a year we wouldn’t forget


As we grapple with what has gone so wrong in contemporary America, revisiting Springsteen’s back catalogue helps to begin to explain it all

Eric Meola’s iconic cover shot from Born To Run featuring Springsteen with Clarence Clemons.

Trump’s refusal to leave office peacefully is an imminent threat to democracy


Celebrate this brief moment in the sun, because storm clouds are already gathering after Joe Biden’s victory

Supporters of Biden-Harris pose for selfies near the security fence on the north side of the White House on Sunday, a day after Joe Biden claimed victory in the 2020 election. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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