Here are the features I have written in 2018 for news.com.au
Robin Graham disappearance: A chilling Hollywood mystery Involving a suspect from the Manson Family who may be the Zodiac Killer
Hollywood’s most fascinating kids: Jaden and Willow Smith The future is in good hands.
Cold case: Family’s anguish over bungled investigation of baffling murder. About Tony Jones, who disappeared in 1982 while backpacking in QLD. The cops kept bungling the case.
The serial killer that won a TV dating show during his murder spree. Here is the tale of Rodney Alcala, who is one of California’s most notorious serial killers. During his murder spree, he managed to take time out to appear on (and win!) a TV dating game show.
Twenty-six-years later, SA girl Rhianna Barreau remains missing. A really depressing cold case I wrote about for news.com.au.
Doctor Sneha Ann Philip is officially a hero. A spooky 9/11 story about a doctor with a dark double life who most likely used the Twin Towers attacks as an excuse to disappear. I’ve been obsessed with this story for years, so it was good to write about it.
Manson’s son and his unlikely connection to Charles’ right-hand man. The second piece I wrote about Matthew Roberts, Charlie’s estranged son.
A snapshot of how Brisbane’s music scene is thriving (for The Guardian.)
And here are the features I wrote in 2016/2017, for news.com.au, SBS, NYPost, and Junkee. (my archive of writing for THE BRAG in 2017/2018 can be found here)
How I found out my dad is Charles Manson: In which I became pals with Manson’s estranged son.
How an eccentric heiress and Australia’s most notorious mass killer forged an unlikely friendship: Martin Bryant, an old lady, and a house filled with animals.
An interview with Asia McClain, about how the ‘Serial’ podcast blowing up made her fear for her safety.
About how our environment completely tricks us into eating more. Spoke to an interesting scientist from Cornell University over the phone and his enthusiasm was infectious.
About Edward Wayne Edwards, who was probably America’s worst serial killer, with links to the West Memphis Three, Jon Benet Ramsey, Teresa Halbach… oh, and he may have been the Zodiac Killer!
An interview with Christine Elise – who played Emily Valentine on 90210 – about dealing with mental fans, and mental co-stars.
About the NFL and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the murky legal, social and moral questions it throws up.
About the sad passing of Prince, and his lack of concern regarding the rules.
Another Prince article, this time detailing what Prince’s songs were really about.
About how it’s in a lot of people’s best interests for Sydney Kings to be a winning team next season.
About Finland’s plan to introduce a basic universal living wage. It’s the future.
Father Yod and the Source Family: a ’70s cult (or group of people living commune-style in Hollywood Hills) who had a house band that put out records, ran a hip, hugely-successful health-food restaurant (Yoko and John were customers) and then moved en masse to Hawaii. – NY Post |
Charles Manson was house-buddies with Dennis Wilson, recording with Brian and Carl Wilson, and how badly that all turned out. – news.com.au
On the miserable conversion rate when it comes to successful actors attempting to parlay this success into a music career. Contains the only positive review of Brian Austin Green‘s album to date and the only negative thing I’ll ever write about Lindsay Lohan. Also a list article. – news.com.au
Michael Jordan summer-trained his way to an NBA record season (1996 Bulls: 72-10) and a championship on the set of Space Jam –thanks to the custom-built ‘Jordan Dome’, a training facility which cost $10,000 a week just to air-condition. Also, George Clooney would drop by for pickup games because that’s just the kind of thing you’re dealing with on the set of Space Jam. – news.com.au