Misbehaving celebrities: A vicious cycle

Two pieces of news irritated me this evening. Justin Bieber behaved like an arrogant brat in a court deposition and Kyle Sandilands asked creepy, out-of-line questions of Kiwi singer Lorde in a radio interview. Sure, Bieber’s been obnoxious for years and Kyle has never made a secret of his “controversial” schtick. This is hardly news. … More Misbehaving celebrities: A vicious cycle

Ignoring the Middle of the Bell Curve: Media Coverage of the VCE Results

Today, the Victorian Year 12 results were released. As my sister has just completed Year 12, the whole family was up at 7am to receive the text message and – depending on the outcome – console or congratulate her. As it turns out, no consolation was required. My sister received a score high enough to … More Ignoring the Middle of the Bell Curve: Media Coverage of the VCE Results