Email By music and pop culture reporter Paul Donoughue Updated October 06, 2019 12:07:33 Photo: US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has had his lyrics dissected in a US court. (AFP: Marco Bertorello) Related Story: Putin wants the Kremlin to 'take control' of rap music before it ruins Russia Related Story: It's the 864th-most popular song in bars and clubs — but number one in gyms Related Story: Snoop, Dre, Cypress Hill: How hip hop went mainstream — and embraced weed — in the 1990s Map: United States In 2014, the most powerful judge in the United States did something fairly unexpected.He quoted Eminem."Dada make a nice bed for mommy at the bottom of the lake. Tie a rope around a rock … There goes mama splashing in the water, no more fighting with dad."Yep. That's a line from 97 Bonnie and Clyde, from the rapper's massive 1997 album The Slim Shady LP.John Roberts, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was not (unfortunately) gearing up for a career … [Read more...] about Can violent rap lyrics be evidence of criminality or does the law misunderstand music’s biggest genre?
What does race means
Email ABC Radio Canberra By Kim Lester Updated July 06, 2016 16:55:16 Map: Canberra 2600 As Australians celebrate songlines for NAIDOC Week, 666 ABC Canberra asks five Canberrans what their Indigenous heritage means to them. It gives me so much resilience in life, knowing experiences that my elders and community have had in the past because of their heritage. There comes I guess a bit of a sadness with it as well but I draw strength [from it] in what I do every day. Tamika Townsend, Ngarigo Djiringanj woman I am extremely proud of my Aboriginal heritage. Art is my life in play and work [and] I aim towards passing on all my passion and talent to help those who need the magic of art and its healing power. Leanne Pope, Wiradjuri woman. It's less [about] heritage and more of just belonging to something that's so much bigger than me. I could go anywhere and know that I have family there, regardless of whether I'm actually related to them. It's just basically a huge … [Read more...] about NAIDOC Week: What does your heritage mean to you?
Email By political reporter Stephanie Anderson Updated April 19, 2017 14:44:17 Photo: Those seeking work as call centre managers or shearers will not be eligible under the new scheme. (ABC Riverland: Catherine Heuzenroeder) Related Story: Government abolishing 457 visas to promote 'jobs for Australians' Map: Australia After two decades and tens of thousands of visas, the 457 visa category has been abolished. But what was it and why does this matter?The program was introduced by the Howard government in 1996.The four-year visa allowed foreign workers to fill jobs here in more than 650 occupations, including sectors that have experienced oversupply of labour.Visa holders could also bring family members to Australia on a 457 secondary visa.What is changing?The Government is axing the 457 visa class and replacing it with two new visas.This includes a two-year visa — which can be renewed for another two years — and a four-year visa targeted at specific high-level … [Read more...] about Why the 457 visa is being axed and what it means
The much-awaited second season of actor Kareena Kapoor Khan’s radio show What Women Want is here, and the first episode features her mother-in-law, veteran actor Sharmila Tagore. On the show, Kareena asked Sharmila to talk about their equation. “What is the one thing that you think I am good at and the one thing that you think I could improve at?” she asked.Sharmila, who was all praise for her daughter-in-law, said that unlike Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, Kareena is always prompt in responding to text messages. “I like your consistency. I like the way you keep in touch because I know that if I sent you a message, you will invariably answer. Saif would, not Soha. Soha most certainly won’t reply. I mean, she will take time, but you will reply,” she said.Also read: Kareena Kapoor asks Sharmila Tagore the difference between daughter and daughter-in-law and her reply is a winnerKareena also ensures that Sharmila is … [Read more...] about Sharmila Tagore reveals what she loves about Kareena Kapoor Khan and what she does not
A recently-launched book explains why choosing self satisfaction is more important than happiness Generally, in life, what you want is happiness. Behind most of your actions, choices and relationships, the demand is happiness. What you haven’t realised is that happiness is not the same as satisfaction. If you were simply asked, ‘Do you feel satisfied with your life?’, your mind will look for the answer either elsewhere or someplace deeper than where happiness resides. I may feel happy, but I don’t know if I am satisfied. It’s a question that makes people really pause for a moment and think. The general answer to what makes you happy would be, making my parents happy, being nice to people, partying, smoking weed, watching great television shows and movies that make me think, spending time with my friends, shopping, having sex, working out, watching my favourite content creators, and doing well in life. Now, ask yourself, does any of that provide … [Read more...] about Get to know your ‘self’