Why America’s historic weakness strengthens Trump

Why America’s historic weakness strengthens Trump

Even Abraham Lincoln had authoritarian tendencies. So we should not be surprised that so many Americans are drawn to Donald Trump’s autocratic flourishes.

  • byNick Bryant

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Farewell to the rebellious hair salon that invented Sydney’s Saturday afternoon

Farewell to the rebellious hair salon that invented Sydney’s Saturday afternoon

Sam Pellegrino faced possible jail time for keeping his hairdressing business open 20 minutes beyond legal trading hours in 1986,but his defiance blazed a trail for weekend trading as we now know it.

  • byAmber Schultz
The forgotten Sydney of AC/DC
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The forgotten Sydney of AC/DC

Some of AC/DC's original members talk about the band’s Sydney origins. Featuring Mark Evans,Noel Taylor,Rob Bailey and Tony Currenti. Video by Tom Compagnoni.

Has one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history been answered? Experts aren’t convinced

Has one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history been answered? Experts aren’t convinced

Earhart was trying to become the first woman to fly around the world in 1937. She and a navigator were headed a tiny coral atoll in the Pacific and were never seen again.

  • byMichael Levenson
The schoolboy,the actor and the criminal’s severed arm:Sydney’s most famous shark tales
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The schoolboy,the actor and the criminal’s severed arm:Sydney’s most famous shark tales

Thankfully,the woman whose leg was mauled on Monday night will survive. Over the centuries,the outcome has been much more horrific.

  • byPeter FitzSimons
Mates killed in Vietnam six decades ago to be awarded new medals
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Mates killed in Vietnam six decades ago to be awarded new medals

The late Kevin “Dasher” Wheatley is set to become one of Australia’s most decorated soldiers after a military appeals tribunal recommended new medals for him and the mate who died with him in Vietnam in 1965.

  • byTony Wright
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Mummified body parts to be removed from Sydney museum amid intense global debate
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Mummified body parts to be removed from Sydney museum amid intense global debate

The Chau Chak Wing museum will remove fragments of mummified bodies from display and will change the “colonial” name of its Mummy Room.

  • byJordan Baker
Losing the tellers of history doesn’t lessen its importance
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Losing the tellers of history doesn’t lessen its importance

My grandfather told me about surviving the Holocaust;it’s now important my children hear that story.

  • byNomi Kaltmann
Remains of sci-fi legends burn in Earth’s atmosphere
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Remains of sci-fi legends burn in Earth’s atmosphere

Aboard a spacecraft that came back to Earth,were the ashes and DNA from about 70 people,including the creator of Star Trek.

  • byMarcia Dunn
If we needed yet another reason to cancel Australia Day,here it is

If we needed yet another reason to cancel Australia Day,here it is

The Rum Rebellion on January 26 was our own day of shame,but instead it’s treated as something of a fun landmark in a colourfully boisterous history.

  • bySue Williams
The Sydney man building an F-111 warplane on his driveway

The Sydney man building an F-111 warplane on his driveway

Some might choose to renovate a boat or caravan on the front drive. Harley Jones has gone one better – and you won’t find a DIY help guide at Bunnings for his project.

  • byTim Barlass