Jul 08, 2016
What's the difference between a “joke” and something rampantly sexist or homophobic? In Australia, says Cal Wilson, when it comes to slogans on camper vans, there seems to be some debate.
Aug 26, 2015
Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. Rumours of a remake have sent Cal Wilson back to a bit of bonkers (and terrifying) low-budget sci-fi.
Sep 24, 2015
The blisters, the fake tan, the having your groins really close together: as a former contestant on Dancing with the Stars (Aussie Strictly to you and me), comedian Cal Wilson has seen it all. Here’s what she learned.
Jan 20, 2015
Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. Here, Cal Wilson introduces her five year-old to Tim Burton’s delirious 1985 debut.
Mar 19, 2015
A sign in an Oklahoma mall banning boys over the age of six from going into the ladies WC has sparked an internet furore. Cal Wilson adds her penneth worth.
Mar 16, 2015
As the literary world mourns Sir Terry Pratchett and thousands of his fans sign a petition to Death to bring him back, Cal Wilson shares what his words meant to her.
Nov 18, 2014
Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, Cal Wilson finds herself sprinting from Indiana Jones and the Giant Rolling Boulder of Sexual Inappropriateness.
Oct 16, 2014
From monsters in greatcoats to Sir Arthur Conan Doilies, the possible contents of a new Sherlock exhibition have Cal Wilson’s deerstalker in a spin.
Feb 18, 2015
So, you’ve finished The Wire, Breaking Bad and The Killing and you’re still hungry for more boxsets. Fear not, Standard Issue writers are on the case with some hidden gems you might not yet have seen. This week, Cal Wilson on why Happy Valley will make you the right sort of sad.
Jan 23, 2015
It’s Australia Day on Monday, so Cal Wilson’s giving us the lowdown on what it's like being a Kiwi in Australia.