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alleged parliament house rapist

The alleged Parliament House rapist purportedly scrubbed his internet presence and disappeared from public view this week. His actions follow allegations of inappropriate behaviour, sexual assault and rape from four …

failed gay seduction deathbed confession thomas mun

A British museum recently acquired a 1750 pamphlet detailing the deathbed confession of Thomas Mun, executed for various crimes in that year. Mun speaks candidly about various exploits including an …

ned kelly

Although a national icon, Ned Kelly remains something of an enigma. The most famous bushranger of them all stares out at the world through a slit in his armour plate …

garry wotherspoon clive madigan gay looking glass

In Through the Gay Looking Glass: The Many Lives of Clive Madigan, historian Garry Wotherspoon takes us on a joyous romp through post-World War II gay Sydney. “Giggles and squeals …

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness brings to the small screen an unbelievable cast of real-life characters. The Netflix docu-series highlights Americans who conduct ‘big cat rescue’ operations. They then …

cadaver in the closet

Season Two of the magnificent POSE television series features the ‘cadaver in the closet’ episode. In the series, based on the 80s New York Ballroom scene, one of the stars …

fortitude valley

Destiny Rogers recalls a misspent youth in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. In the mid-1970s, Fortitude Valley possessed two distinct identities – the day-time Valley and the night-time. Fortitude Valley by day …

Rex Kable Keen

Police today charged a Bundaberg man with the 1976 murder of Rex Kable Keen in Brisbane. Hotel staff discovered his body in room 1205 at Lennon’s Plaza Hotel on the …

Aftermath of the Whiskey Au Go Go firebombing

In March 1973, the firebombing of Fortitude Valley’s Whiskey Au Go Go nightclub resulted in the deaths of fifteen people. Excluding the appalling colonial decimation of Aboriginal populations, the Whisky …

leopold and loeb

Chicago murderers, Nathan Leopold Jr., aged 18, and Robert Loeb, aged 19 were young, handsome, wealthy and extremely intelligent. The pair believed famed philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s theory of supermen. They …