Demonstrators march on international migrant day 2016.
Diaries from 1938 show the depth of concern about the direction the world was taking. Are we facing similar dark prospects?
It’s become a popular meme: 2016 was the worst year ever. We’ll be lucky if it was.
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2016 has been a grim year for pop music, but the latest celebrity deaths highlight the depth of our rich popular culture.
The Conversation published 29 FactChecks over the eight week federal election campaign.
Bald-faced lies are fairly rare in Australian politics but, in 2016, weasel-words and cherry-picking were common. Politicians and public figures are experts at disguising opinion and ideology as fact.
Brexit, Trump, terrorism, 18C, safe schools, the gay marriage plebiscite, a government with a wafer-thin majority and a fractious Senate: it has been quite a year in politics.
It was a vintage year for women’s visibility, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.
All over the world, people are trying to boil down their experiences of 2016 into a single word. The results speak for themselves.
Who got their facts right in 2016?
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Who got it right and who got it wrong in 2016? Take The Conversation’s 2016 FactCheck quiz to find out.
The famous story of a group of schoolboys trapped on an island is more than a little reminiscent of the real world right now.
All together now …
The great Scottish ode to the passing years may never have become a global hit had an Edinburgh lothario not changed the recipe.
Christmas Eve 2015, Paris.
Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…