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Opinionator: Just because you live in a flat, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a bit of peace

Peace on earth… and in apartment blocks.

“Just because you live in a flat, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a bit of peace”, By Mary Dejevsky, The Independent

Not so long ago, managers of a block of flats in south London gained brief notoriety for setting rules that forbade – among other things – late-night television, early-morning whistling in the shower, and prams and bikes anywhere at any time.

Read it at The Independent

“Monkey, pig and Stooges – what a circus this is”, by Jacqueline Maley, The Sydney Morning Herald

If question time was a YouTube video, this is what it would look like. Meanwhile, because things weren’t weird enough yet, independent MP Bob Katter released a YouTube video of himself breakdancing.

Read it at The Sydney Morning Herald

“Dennis Waterman and the ‘problem with strong, intelligent women’”, By Naomi McAuliffe, The Guardian

Despite admitting violent abuse and, by way of a justification, his own intellectual inadequacy, Waterman claims: “She certainly wasn’t a beaten wife, she was hit and that’s different.”

Read it at The Guardian

“When the Good Do Bad”, by David Brooks, The New York Times

It’s always interesting to read the quotations of people who knew a mass murderer before he killed. They usually express complete bafflement that a person who seemed so kind and normal could do something so horrific.

Read it at The New York Times

“Searching for Sydney’s Snooki in The Shire”, by Lucy Kippist, The Punch

Fake boobs, tattoos, cat fights, home-wreckers, trips to the mall, visible panty lines, Brazilian waxes, endless domestics and lashings of designer fashions.Let’s not beat around the bush, we love reality shows because they’re trashy.

Read it at The Punch

Amy Kelly

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